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