It should come as no surprise that Chevrolet has once again changed the game when it comes to pickup truck. This time it’s the introduction of the revolutionary new 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. This cutting-edge diesel engine will be available with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. You can get it on LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country models.
The new 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel will put the upcoming Chevy Silverado at the head of its class, earning 277-horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and will achieve drastic improvements in terms of fuel efficiency and overall capability. It is the first time an inline-six turbo-diesel engine will be available in a full-size light-duty truck from Chevrolet. The new 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel will match the available 6.2-liter V8 engine in price.
The Turbo-Diesel will be paired with the 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission from GM, which features a centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter for reduced vibration and enhanced performance, efficiency, and smoothness of ride. This powertrain combo will also offer exhaust braking, which plays on the diesel engine’s compression system to assist in slowing the truck. This means braking will require the driver to perform fewer brake applications when driving in the helpful Tow/Haul mode.
When the 2020 Silverado 1500 arrives at Fullen Motor Company, you’ll be able to purchase it with this must-have new engine option.