2019 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel SpecsJun 21th, 2019
The long awaited Chevrolet Silverado diesel 1500 is nearly here and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With fuel prices starting to creep back up and Ford & Ram enjoying the diesel half-ton market all to themselves, the Silverado and Sierra twin are ready to take on the competition.
The Duramax diesel in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a 3.0L inline-6. It produces an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the Powerstroke diesel in the Ford F150 makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque and the EcoDiesel V6 in the Ram 1500 makes 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Granted, Ram is developing a new diesel engine but for the time being, the Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel is at the top of the pyramid.
But the Duramax diesel isn’t the only offering with the Silverado 1500. There is a new 2.7L turbocharged inline-4, the 5.3L V8 with updated Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), and the mighty 6.2L V8 producing 420hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The 3.0L Duramax diesel in the Silverado 1500 is only available with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The same transmission that is used with the 2.7L turbocharged inline-4 and the 6.2L V8.
The 3.0L turbo-diesel is capable of towing up to 9,300 lbs (4,218 kg) which is in the middle of the available towing range of the 2019 Silverado. The maximum payload rating is 1,870 lbs (848 kg).
Unfortunately at the time of writing this article, there have not been any announcements of official fuel economy ratings.
However, TFL Truck had the opportunity to test drive the Silverado diesel at a Chevrolet event and they managed to achieve 7.4 L/100km (31.6 mpg) over a short 42 km route. With numbers like that, the fuel economy figure is better than that of the Ford F150 diesel and Ram 1500 diesel.
Expect to see the all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel in the Silverado 1500 in late 2019 or early 2020.
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