American vehicles have always been associated with more: we like them big, fast, and powerful. This is precisely why car companies like Ford and Chevrolet have come to be known as iconic American brands; their recognizable trucks, like the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado, have established themselves as the biggest and the best — and the most powerful. Though Ford has held the reigns for years (after all, the company did invent cars in the first place), Chevrolet is giving the manufacturing giant a run for its money with the new diesel 2019 Chevy Silverado.
The new inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine purportedly offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Though the official specs haven’t been released yet, a credible document submitted anonymously reveals that the diesel engine (and diesel fuel systems) in the new 2019 model is edging out Ford’s competing engine, and potentially Ram’s as well.
General Motors has recently confirmed these power figures, and added the statement that the diesel engine “is priced identically to the 6.2L V-8 as a $2,495 premium over a 5.3L V-8 model (or $3,890 over a 2.7L Turbo model) making the 3.0L Duramax the most affordable light-duty diesel engine on the market,” via email. Apparently, discerning truck owners will be able to order the powerful Silverado this summer; though the 3.0-liter Duramax engine does not come standard on the vehicle, customers will be able to order it with the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims.
For every 100 trucks sold in the U.S., 10 diesel trucks are sold. When you understand the power behind the engine, that number makes sense. America is a nation of doers; we’re deeply committed to the work that Chevy Silverados and Ford F-150s allow us to do. At the same time, we’re dedicated to the care of the vehicles themselves — after all, you can’t bring a diesel engine like the 3.0-liter Duramax into your life if you don’t know how it functions and what it needs to function at its best. It’s vital that you learn the ins and outs of diesel fuel systems — from the diesel fuel lift pump to the fuel air separation system — in order to keep the beast under your hood in tip-top shape.