If you’ve been keeping up with the automotive world, then you have most definitely heard about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. This monster of a pickup truck is offering the latest in technology, comfort, and safety features. The real star of the 2019 Silverado is not the safety or entertainment--it is the all-new 2.7-liter Turbo engine that gives you another option, and adds more choices to make sure that every Silverado customer finds the truck and engine that suits them perfectly. We are going to go in depth with the 2.7-liter engine, and in order to learn more you can continue reading more down below!
Can you tell me about the 2.7-liter Turbo engine?
This engine comes standard on the Silverado LT and RST trims, and creates 348 pound-feet of torque and 310 horsepower. That means that is produces 22% more torque than its predecessor, the 4.3-liter V6. This four-cylinder delivers 1,500 to 4,000 rpms of peak torque. You’ll also be able to get from 0 to 60 mph in just under seven seconds, which shows off not only the power, but the raw speed. Another perk of this new engine is the fact that it weighs 380 pounds less than the previously mentioned engine, the 4.3-liter. All of these changes and improvements help make this engine deliver greater torque with the payload capability. Chevrolet knows they have a hit on their hands with this new engine, and they even consider it their most advanced valvetrain.
How does this engine build torque?
There are many unique and impressive features that helps to create the large amounts of torque. This 2.7-liter Turbo engine uses an advanced dual-volute turbocharger, which heightens the efficiency and performances advantages to create a faster response and a low-rpm torque production that is further enhanced. The dual volute design comes with a pair of different chambers that have two nozzles and two exhaust gas inlets that drive the turbine. This means that the exhaust pulses of the engine are leveraged faster to boost production, which improves drivability and torque output. This system works with an integrated manifold/turbocharger housing. This system splits the exhaust channels fo that the exhaust flows through two different channels. This kind of separation allows for a decrease in exhaust gas temperatures, an optimized gas flow, and turbine efficiency.
What other features come with this engine?
There are many other features that are a part of what make the 2.7-liter Turbo engine so powerful and efficient. These features include a variable-pressure oiling system, Active Thermal Management, an electric water pump, direct fuel injection, dual overhead camshafts, and integrated exhaust manifold, oil jets, and stop/start. These features should never be overlooked or taken for granted. This new engine is everything we could’ve hoped for, and these features are what make it all possible.
While we wait for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado to arrive to our dealership, check out our new inventory of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado! Every Silverado is a perfectly crafted, and will be ready to do your bidding. So stop by our dealership today, or call us to ask any further questions.