2019 Silverado Diesel Power, Torque, Towing, Fuel Economy Leaked
Earlier this year, we had an up-close-and-personal encounter with the highly-anticipated 2019 Silverado Diesel. Then, earlier this week, we received an anonymous tip with various performance figures for GM’s upcoming 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine for Chevy’s diesel-powered truck. Since GM has not officially announced details on the engine, we tried to do the responsible thing and confirm the figures. Luckily, it seems that someone has independently corroborated that information by sending screen shots to the folks over at TFL.
So now we can report with more confidence that Chevy’s light-duty 2019 Silverado Diesel (as well as the 2019 Sierra Diesel) will make 282 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, while getting 28 MPG on the highway and being capable of towing up to 7,800 pounds.
According to the tip we received, the new six-cylinder Duramax mill will be available in the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country, meaning that all those models could be referred to as 2019 Silverado Diesel.
We leave you with this: take these figures with a few grains of salt, since GM has not released any official numbers at the time of this writing about the 2019 Silverado Diesel. However, this is as good as it will get until we get an official announcement.
All we currently for sure – since it was announced by GM – is the following: assigned RPO code LM2, the 3.0L Duramax I-6 is an all-new engine design. According to GM’s product chief, Mark Reuss, the engine will be the best-performing diesel engine in its segment. The new motor will be mated exclusively to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission and go on sale in the first half of 2019.
2019 Silverado Diesel Summary (Unconfirmed)
GM 3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine Overview
- 282 horsepower
- 450 pound-feet of torque at 1,200 RPM
- 28 MPG highway in 2019 Silverado 1500
2019 Silverado Diesel Availability
- LT Trail Boss
- High Country
2019 Sierra Diesel Availability
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Photo Gallery
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
— Alex Luft
GM Authority Founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.
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