GM offers new engine for the Chevrolet Silverado and for the GMC Sierra

Posted on Thursday, 9 May 2013 , 15:05:28 byDan

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GM offers new engine for the Chevrolet Silverado and for the GMC Sierra

American manufacturer GM revealed some new info on the standard 4.3-liter V6 engine that will power the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra full size pick up trucks. According to the specialists, the unit is capable of generating 305 lb. ft. of torque and it is the highest of any standard V6 in the segment, which is always great to be. Actually this is the best selling point the engine has. The new 4.3-liter unit is capable of generating 285 horsepower and it uses a 6-speed automatic transmission to transfer the output to the wheels. In terms of fuel consumption, we will have more details as soon as the carmaker decides to make them public. So that you know, the model comes with direct injection, active fuel management, which is cylinder deactivation and also continuously valve timing. For example, the GMC Sierra will be offered with three new EcoTec3 engines. The first one is a 5.3-liter V8 which will be available starting this summer. The next unit on the list is the 4.3-liter V6 and last, but not least is the 6.2-liter V8 unit which will be available before the end of this year. The carmaker said that the new engines have been developed especially for truck buyers who have special demands. The 2014 GMC Sierra model equipped with the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine will go on sale a bit later this year with a suggested starting price of $25.085. This price also includes the $995 destination charge. So far there are no details on the starting price of the base Silverado fitted with the same engine, but there is still time, right? Well folks, we will return with more information as soon as the carmaker releases more.


GM offers new engine for the Chevrolet Silverado and for the GMC Sierra image GM offers new engine for the Chevrolet Silverado and for the GMC Sierra image
GM offers new engine for the Chevrolet Silverado and for the GMC Sierra image