$27,965 – that’s the starting price of the 2011 Chevy Silverado HD and the 2011 GMC Sierra HD, excluding a $995 destination charge. Upgrading to the more powerful 6.6L Duramax mated to the burly Allison 1000 transmission will set you back an extra $8,395.
The price to upgrade to the diesel-Allison combination – the most powerful heavy duty powertrain in its class – is the same as it was in 2010 HD despite the vast improvements in fuel economy (highway cruising range of up to 680 miles), performance, and B20 biodiesel capability of the new diesel.
The Sierra Denali HD, which is the first time a Denali package is available on a heavy-duty GMC pickup, will have a starting price of $45,865 – also excluding destination.
Given that the new HDs are so much more of everything compared to their outgoing counterparts, we say this is a very good deal and it looks like GM is even working on making it even better more powerful. Now the proverbial tennis ball rests in Ford’s court (to announced the pricing of its 2011 Super Duties, of course). GM’s presser after the jump!