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Is America ready for 4-cylinder full-size pickup trucks? Because they're here (GM)



Chevrolet's full-size Silverado has a 4-cylinder turbo option for 2019. (Has there ever been a four in a full-size before? Does the Toyota T-100 count?)

It even has a cylinder de-activation mode, capable of running on 2 cyls.

It's a big four: 2.7 L, which is the same size as one of Ford's EcoBoost V6's.

Details:
  • 310 hp -- 25 more than their current 4.3L V6
  • 348 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm -- 43 more than the 4.3
  • 7 seconds 0-60 mph claim
  • same payload / towing specs as the base F-150 (v6) and Ram 1500 (v6)
Fuel economy:
  • GM's only saying "better than competitors", but no specifics yet.
  • The engine has: parasitic drag-reducing electric water pump
  • stop/start, plus...
  • cylinder deactivation.
  • Also, the base 2019 4-cyl truck is 380 lbs lighter than the base 2018 model.
GM made fun of Ford for introducing aluminum in the truck body. Will Ford make fun of GM for selling a four?

Article: Yes, You Can Get a Four-cylinder in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado - The Truth About Cars

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