Chevrolet expands Silverado line-up with new 2.7-liter turbo

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American OEM Chevrolet has introduced its all-new 2019 Silverado. Equipped with a new 2.7-liter turbo, the new model has been designed with both performance and efficiency in mind. To achieve this, engineers incorporated technologies such as advanced manufacturing and the use of mixed materials.

The base curb weight of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with the 2.7-liter turbo is 170kg more than the current Silverado with the 4.3-liter V6, despite having more interior room and cargo space. Standard on LT and RST trims, the 2.7-liter engine offers 14% more torque and 13% better city fuel economy and is more than a second quicker at 0-100km/h than its predecessor.

Delivering an SAE-certified 310ps and 470Nm of torque, the Silverado 2.7-liter turbo offers peak torque from 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm, and promises to hit 100km/h in 6.8 seconds.

The new unit integrates a number of different innovative technologies to support engine performance and efficiency, including a double overhead cam valvetrain that enables high- and low-lift valve profiles, continuously variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.

Additionally, the engine will see Chevrolet’s first application of Active Thermal Management, which uses targeted engine heating and cooling across the entire powertrain system to create optimal conditions for optimal fuel economy and recover otherwise wasted exhaust heat for faster engine and transmission warm-up.

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