2020 Chevy Silverado Z71 Full-Size Pickups Review, Specs, Engine, & Changes – A four-cylinder engine in a full-size pickup was unimaginable a ten years ago. But improvements in architectural as nicely as Ford Motor Co.’s achievement with its V-6 EcoBoost engines have proved that V-8 engines aren’t actually the default choice for pickup buyers.
2020 Chevy Silverado Z71 Full-Size Pickups Changes
The 2.7-liter inline-four turbo engine is a main milestone for GM. It is the first four-cylinder engine in a modern-time full-size pickup and the first engine in a pickup that’s capable of jogging on two cylinders. The engine is rated at 310 hp and 348 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and will be standard on the new Silverado RST and popular Silverado LT, exchanging the 4.3-liter V-6 that’s rated at 285 hp and 305 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Chevy Silverado is 450 pounds lighter weight than the extroverted model. Exterior swing sections (doors, hood, and tailgate) are created of aluminum although fixed solar panels (fenders, roof and mattress) are made of steel. GM feels the engine will help it lead in fuel efficiency from Ford’s aluminum-body F-150 with V-6 EcoBoost engines and a newly designed Ram 1500 with a mild hybrid system. GM didn’t release mileage estimations for the engine, exact payload, and towing specifications or information about its access and functionality in the Sierra.
Based on GM’s requirements and the promise of improved performance compared with the prior engines, IHS Markit analyst Stephanie Brinley said she considers pickup buyers won’t brain the four cylinders. Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director, said that despite having the new engine, the company is expecting V-8 offerings to accounts for about 90 percent of Silverado sales, including 80 percent for the 5.3-liter V-8. Jeff Luke, global director of gasoline engines at GM, said “it is very probable” the new four-cylinder ultimately could change the standard V-6 in the pickups.
GM says it is expected to produce equivalent payload ability to competitors’ trucks (about 2,000 pounds), with greater torque than the 3.3-liter V-6 in the Ford F-150 XLT and the 3.6-liter V-6 in the Ram 1500 Big Horn. All engines in the next-generation Silverado and Sierra pickups – which are expected to go into production in the next quarter – feature GM’s Active Fuel Control system that may run in two distinct cylinder settings or its new Dynamic Fuel Management technology that continuously adapts the number of cylinders firing – down to two – in various mixtures based on performance requirements.
All around, GM is giving six engines and three transmissions – six-, eight- and 10-speed – for the 2020 Silverado and Sierra. The four-cylinder engine is one of two new engines for the pickups. The other is a recommended Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel that will be available later in the model year. They are a part of the 4.3-liter V-6 – standard on three entry-level Silverado models – and three V-8 engines. The V-8 engines are an up to date optionally available 6.2-liter (420 hp/460 pound-feet) and two versions of the 5.3-liter (355 hp/383 pound-feet) – an optional work truck variant with Active Fuel Managing and a standard version with Dynamic Fuel Management on its high-end Silverado LT Trailboss, LTZ and High Country trims.