There are more than a few 2019 Silverado engineering feats, but one of the biggest is the addition of Dynamic Fuel Management. The new technology, which GM developed alongside a Silicon Valley startup, can shut down up to seven cylinders in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s V8 engine and vastly improve fuel economy.
Roadshow sat down with the 2019 Silverado‘s chief engineer, Tim Herrick, who dove into more details about the technology. Foremost, Herrick said he doesn’t expect drivers to roll around with just one cylinder operating, but the fact the technology can do it if necessary is quite a talking point.
Right now, cylinder deactivation means either the Silverado runs on eight or four cylinders. With Dynamic Fuel Management, the technology will more carefully select which cylinders can shut down to maximize efficiency. Of course, when all eight cylinders are called upon, they’re ready for duty.
Herrick also described the technology as seamless and said customers won’t hear or feel Dynamic Fuel Management at work.
The technology will debut in the Silverado’s 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines when the truck goes on sale later this year. Check out the full interview below.