2022 Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra To Drop 4.3L V6 And 5.3L AFM V889
Currently, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 offer six different powerplants. However, looking ahead to the 2022 model year, two of those powerplants will be dropped.
According to a recent GM presentation during the 2021 Work Truck Show, the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 gasoline engine and naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 gasoline engine will be dropped from the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 lineup for the 2022 model year.
GM Authority was the first to question the longterm prospects for the 4.3L V6 LV3. Back in December, we compared the LV3 to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, illustrating how the four-cylinder L3B bests the V6 LV3 in a variety of metrics, including power, torque, fuel efficiency, max trailering, payload, and 0-to-60 mph acceleration. While the transmissions used with each powerplant (eight-speed automatic for the L3B and six-speed automatic for the LV3) play a role here, there’s no question that the turbocharged engine and high-tech valvetrain are the defining factor.
More information on the engine changes can be found in the graphics below:
As a reminder, the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV3 is rated at 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm, while the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 is rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.
Meanwhile, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B is rated at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Other options include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84, which, like the L82, produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. However, the L84 features Dynamic Fuel Management, as opposed to the L82’s Active Fuel Management.
The rest of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 powerplant lineup includes the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87, which is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, which is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
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So now we will loose the 5.3 and the 4.3 liters for a 2.7. My question is does the price go down drastically too? I doubt it. And the 5.3 is and option now so I have to pay more for what I got standard before. Talk about screwing the consumer. Anyone that likes this doesn’t haul anything heavier than a box!!!
Does anyone know if the 2022 Custom Silverado will have the L84 5.3 or will it just have the 2.7 option?
2.7 will be factory
I would rather see the 8 speed being dropped than the 4.3 and 6 speed!
They haven’t made a good transmission since the 4L80e. The six is probably adequate behind the 4.3, but it doesn’t hold up well with the 5.3 at all, and is a fortune to rebuild.
I do agree with you though. GM seems to always refine their engines until they get them right (like the 4.3 and the 3800), but then they drop them and start over. I don’t get it.
Turbo is not the best for 4x4s and turbos require a lot more fixin. Definitely be rebuilding my 4.3 when the time comes. And I’m thinkin a lot of people will be stuck in the driveway waiting for electricity when we go to all electric cars. No common sense. Get rid of coal, gas, hydro and it’s going to be a mess. No chance to change your mind. It’ll take years to reverse.
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When / What month was it decided to drop the v6 out of the sierra 1500 pickup
As a mechanical engineer the proof is in the pudding. If some one can point to a 2.7T that is well maintained and can pass smog at 250k miles that has been pulling a load for that time then ok. My bet is GM is counting on the 80% of soccer mons driving the 2.7T never loaded. If it is so great, let them warranty the engine for 125k miles.