The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Adds a New Base Engine
In the modern world of moving toward lower displacement in the engine while still pulling out plenty of power, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered with a new base engine for the drive desired.
In order to be listed with enough power to be a truck that you can certainly use for truck things, this new base engine has to provide enough power for the work to get done. It appears this new engine will make things happen and offer you the numbers you’re looking for along with an expected higher level of fuel mileage.
This new base engine that will be offered for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This impressive and compact model will replace the 4.3-liter V6 as the base engine for the Silverado LT and RST. This new power plant will offer you 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque, which is plenty to get the job done for you. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and while we don’t have the fuel mileage numbers yet, it’s expected to be the most efficient Silverado powertrain in the lineup.
What Does the Silverado Engine Lineup Look Like
Does adding this new engine mean the 4.3-liter V6 will be deleted from the lineup? Not at all, in fact, the V6 engine will still be the engine used as the standard power plant for the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims to make sure you can still have the power you want to start the drive. This V6 engine will be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission for the drive. If you’re looking to move up to the LT or RST models, the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder model will be the starting point you’ll find for the ride you want to make on the road.
Continuing up the line, the 5.3-liter V8 engine is offered as the standard engine for the LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trims when it’s attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. When this engine is mated to the six-speed automatic tranny, it’s offered in the Work Truck Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims to be the upgrade you can have in these trims. The 5.3-liter V8 with the eight-speed automatic is offered as an option for the LT and RST trims as well.
The 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and the 6.2-liter V8, both of which use the new ten-speed automatic transmission for the shifting, are both options for several trims. The diesel engine can be had in the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims, and the V8 can be had in the LTZ and High Country trims only. The new Silverado will begin to be produced in the third quarter of this year and the details of the pricing and fuel mileage for the new engine will be offered closer to the 2019 launch of this new truck that gives us more of what we need to do truck stuff.