The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 introduced a few updates over the fully-refreshed 2022 model, and now, GM Authority has learned that the full-size pickup truck will once again be available to order with Brembo brakes.
The Performance Front Brake Kit (RPO code 5JL) is now offered as an LPO or dealer-installed option for $2,995. This Brembo front brake kit includes:
- Red Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with GMC logo
- Larger than factory stock front pads and rotors
- Red rear calipers
The brake kit is offered on Pro, SLE, Elevation trim levels in Double Cab and Crew Cab configurations, as well as in SLT, AT4, Denali and Denali Ultimate trim levels. Unfortunately, the AT4X does not get the Brembo option.
It’s important to note that the 5JL package requires the optioning of 20-inch wheels on the Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT and AT4 trim levels, and 20- or 22-inch wheels on Denali and Denali Ultimate trims.
It’s also worth noting that this braking package was last available on the 2022 Sierra 1500, but disappeared over the course of 2022 model-year production.
As a reminder, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a wide range of engine options. The first powerplant is the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, delivering 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. This is followed by the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Representing the “second iteration” of GM’s 3.0L Duramax is the new-for-2023 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel. Replacing the outgoing 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel, the new diesel cranks out 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque.
As for transmission options, the L3B engine is offered with the GM eight-speed automatic, while the L84, the L87 and the LZ0 powerplants are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic.