How good is the new Chevy diesel engine?
With in the 2017 Chevrolet lineup being largely announced and/or already on the ground at Don Wheaton, a number of questions still surround the performance specs of the new diesel engine for the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. Chevrolet’s American operation put the engine and new heavy duty pickup truck to the test by setting a couple of world records. Two 2017 Silverado HD pickups each pulled a flag measuring 40 feet by 80 feet, without letting it touch the ground; as well as the necessary rigging. To complete the challenge, each truck had to pull the 3,200-square-foot flags more than 100 yards.
For good measure, the truck completed four laps of the 1.5-mile oval at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Performance specs for the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD
- Turbocharged, 6.6-liter, V-8
- 445 horsepower; 910 pound-feet of torque
- 90 percent of torque available between 1,550-2,850 RPM
- New air intake feeds cool, dry air into the engine for better performance
How good is the new diesel engine for the 2017 Silverado?
As one of the leaders in the heavy duty pickup truck class, Chevy really only had itself to compete against. The new Duramax diesel engine is able to outperform the previous model in three key areas. First, an empty or unladen 2017 Silverado 2500HD crew cab with four-wheel drive can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, seven-tenths faster than the previous model. The same configuration of the new Chevy heavy duty truck can speed up from 50 mph to 70 mph with a 10,000-pound load in 10.6 seconds, a full second and a half quicker than last year. Finally, a Silverado 3500HD crew cab with two-wheel drive climbed the Davis Dam grade 40 seconds faster while pulling 23,000 pounds versus the previous model of the same truck.
If you have questions about the performance specs for the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.