As an exciting update, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado powertrain lineup will include an all-new 3.0-ltier inline six-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine. This new powertrain will provide drivers with an impressive amount of torque and towing capabilities, while also helping to save on fuel costs. When paired with other Chevy offerings, the new turbodiesel engine will offer a new degree of capability behind the wheel.
According to Motor 1, the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine has 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and it’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Other engine offerings on the Silverado will include a gasoline 6.2-liter V8 engine, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new turbodiesel will be offered on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims.
Explaining why it took until 2020 to get a turbodiesel option on the Chevy Silverado, editor at Motor 1 Chris Bruce explains, “Chevy initially intended to launch the Silverado’s diesel engine for the 2019 model year, but emissions certification took longer than initially expected. The 2020 truck also gets features like optional Adaptive Cruise Control and the ability to pair the 5.3-liter V8 with the 10-speed automatic gearbox.”
The new turbodiesel engine has an aluminum block and cylinder, with peak torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm. There’s also Active Thermal Management and thermal glow plugs to help the engine start in temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit, at which point drivers can use a block heater. There’s also exhaust braking to help save your brake pads and rotors.
Here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, we’re excited about this new engine option for the Silverado. Stay tuned on when the 2020 model will be available on our lot.