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2019 Silverado Achieves 60 mph in Under Seven Seconds, Thanks to 2.7-Liter Turbo Four-Cylinder

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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Chevrolet has finally revealed the zero to 60 mph time for one powertrain of the 2019 Silverado: the 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder. It can go from a standstill to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. That’s quite a feat for a four-cylinder paired with a full-size truck body.

The 2.7-liter four-cylinder pairs with an improved eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine also reduces the truck’s overall weight. When the 2019 Silverado incorporates the 2.7-liter engine, it weighs 380 pounds lighter than the 4.3-liter V6 base engine. This engine also dishes out a moderate dose of force compared to the other five engine options available on the 2019 Silverado, providing 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.

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Chevrolet has yet to reveal the EPA-estimated mileage for the 2.7-liter powertrain. Though it should deliver decent efficiency due to the engine’s turbo technology and light weight.

This marks the first time in the history of the Silverado nameplate that it will include a four-cylinder engine. The 2019 Silverado offers drivers more powertrain options in general when compared with previous model years. This version offers six total engine/transmission combinations, to suit different preferences for power, efficiency, and nimbleness.

If you’re in the market for a lighter, more agile variation of the 2019 Silverado base trim, the 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder aims to please. Props to Chevy for elaborating on this popular model’s capability by adding more customizable powertrain options — because not everyone wants (or needs) the weight and extreme power of the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 configuration (rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque).

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News Source: GM Authority