Chevrolet’s new generation half-ton pickup truck has been introduced earlier this year at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Still, back then, the manufacturer didn’t reveal anything regarding engine options. A few days, however, the completely redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has got an army of powertrains. Believe it or not, the workhorse will offer 6 different drivetrains and some of them are simply amazing.
The new-gen Silverado 1500 will continue to use the 4.3-liter V-6 engine. However, the unit will be limited to base trim like the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. According to Chevrolet, the mill will not suffer any changes, so you can expect 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque which will be sent via a six-speed automatic transmission.
There will be one more carried over powertrain. It’s a 5.3-liter V-8 with AFM. The AFM stands for Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system. By using the system, the truck can split the number of active cylinders in order to save fuel. Even though it’s quite useful, the feature is nothing compared to an all-new 5.3-liter V8 that comes mated to the new Dynamic Fuel Management. The DFM enables usage of any number of cylinders, which additionally improves the fuel economy of the pickup truck. Both 5.3-liter options will deliver 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. However, the old one is paired with a six-speed gearbox while the new uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 will get an oil-burner option as well. The manufacturer hasn’t revealed how many horses and torque will the amazing 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 diesel deliver, but they did mention that the mill comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The most potent new-generation Silverado will use a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The unit is going to feature the aforementioned Dynamic Fuel Management and the 10-speed automatic transmission. It will be able to develop 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of twist.
We’ve saved the best for the end. Well, okay, an all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine may not be the best available option you can get, but it’s definitely the most surprising one. The engine will deliver 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of grunt. As you can see, the turbo-four is significantly more powerful than the 4.3-liter V6. Plus, it will definitely provide better fuel economy numbers. The 2.7-liter engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and uses AFM system.