If you are a fan of Chevrolet and pickup trucks, the 2015 model year will be an exciting one for you—since there are three new Chevrolet engines being put to use in the new Silverado model. The new engines are all EcoTec3 equipped engines, giving them an unprecedented mixture of capability and efficiency, especially for trucks the size of the Silverado.
“The latest Small Block engines are ideally suited to Silverado and to the tough jobs that pickup customers do every day,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer and program manager for Small Block engines. “We give customers the power and torque of a full-size truck engine when they need it, then use Active Fuel Management and other advanced technologies to seamlessly shift to four-cylinder operation when the truck is under light loads, making the most of fuel efficiency.”
The three engines are a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8. The smallest engine gets 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque and 24 mpg highway; the middle one gets 355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft. of torque, and 23 mpg highway; and the largest engine gets the crazy numbers of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque with a still-impressive 21 mpg highway. Come see us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet today to find the perfect Silverado—and the perfect Silverado engine—for you.