The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been completely redesigned this year. One of the most impressive new highlights of the truck is its six available powertrain options. However, we haven’t known much about the sixth option, a diesel engine, until now.
Various news sources have shared leaked information regarding ordering information for the soon-to-be-released diesel version. According to Jalopnik, order forms show the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel rated at 277 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This gives the diesel-powered Silverado 1500 a whopping 27 more horsepower and 20 more lb-ft of torque than the diesel-powered F-150.
This engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and will be available on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trim levels. If you add the Convenience and Trailering packages to the lower trim levels, the diesel engine becomes an option.
The leaked information also seems to show that the diesel-powered Silverado will be less expensive than its Ford and Ram counterparts. Ford owners will pay about $4,000 more, while Ram drivers will pay about $4,495 more to get a diesel engine.
As for its capabilities, that information has yet to be released. Chevrolet says the diesel engine will be available for ordering later this summer. And while these numbers have yet to officially be confirmed by Chevrolet, we at Dewey Barber Chevrolet are excited for the arrival of the promising 2019 Silverado 1500 diesel. Contact us if you’re interested in ordering one.