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2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel: Muscular and efficient

Chevy's first turbocharged diesel inline six-cylinder for the Silverado 1500 is efficient and delivers a healthy helping of torque.

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Later this year the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will hit dealers offering a new diesel engine option.

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The engine was developed by General Motors teams in Italy and the US specifically for pickup truck duty.

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The turbocharged diesel inline six-cylinder engine is the first of its kind to power a Chevy full-size, light-duty pickup truck.

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The 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine produces 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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All 460 pound-feet of torque is available between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

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The diesel engine will be available in LT, RST, LTZ and High Country versions of the 2020 Silverado 1500. 

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The diesel engine come bolted to a 10-speed automatic transmission in two- and four-wheel drive configurations.

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Chevy says the diesel engine has a max tow rating of 9,300 pounds.

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When the diesel engine for the Silverado arrives in dealers it'll carry a price premium of $2,495 over the 5.3-liter V8.

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The price jump over the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be $3,890 for the diesel.

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The Chevrolet Silverado's all-new 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine offers segment-leading torque and horsepower, in addition to a focus on fuel economy and capability.

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