The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel promises to be mighty capable, offering an SAE-certified output of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and max towing of up to 9,300 pounds when properly equipped. More than might, the new Duramax® will offer incredible efficiency, with Chevrolet announcing that it will return an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway with 4×2 and 29 mpg on the highway with 4×4.
“We designed the all-new Silverado and the all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel to deliver both performance and efficiency,” said Tim Herrick, Silverado executive chief engineer. “The engine utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to optimize every drop of fuel, and takes advantage of architectural changes to make Silverado larger, lighter and more aerodynamic than before.”
This is the first time a diesel engine has been available on the Silverado 1500 since 1997. The new Duramax® is designed with high-quality materials and expert engineering like iron cylinder liners, an aluminum engine block, and a forged steel crankshaft. It joins the Duramax® diesels offered with the Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado HD, and Silverado Medium Duty, giving it the most impressive diesel truck lineup top to bottom in the business today.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel will be available for the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims. You can expect to see the mighty diesel-powered Silverado at Don Larson GM later this fall.