General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 last year, pulling the sheets on the fully updated light duty pickup in September. Now, GM Authority has learned GM’s recommended powertrain mix for 2022 GMC Sierra SLT trim levels.
There is a total of three powertrains on offer for the 2022 GMC Sierra SLT, including the the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.
Accordingly, GM’s recommended powertrain mix for the 2022 GMC Sierra SLT breaks down as follows:
- 5.3L V8 L84: 60 percent
- 6.2L V8 L87: 10 percent
- 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax: 30 percent
Note that the recommended powertrain mix listed here is specific the dealer inventory, and does not apply to sold orders. It’s also worth noting that elsewhere in the lineup, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque 1,500 rpm, with GM only recently confirming the latter torque figure.
Under the body panels, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the GM Silao Assembly plant in Silao, Mexico.
GM Authority also previously covered the recommended 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 trim level mix for dealers, breaking down the eight available trims into specific percentage values. The midrange SLT is recommended with the highest percentage of the mix at 25 percent, followed by the Denali at 23 percent, and the Elevation and AT4 both at 16 percent.