Chevrolet has announced that the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine will be called TurboMax. The new name follows a GM trademark filing made earlier this year, per previous GM Authority coverage. The TurboMax gasoline engine will be one of four powerplant options offered by the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500.
According to assistant chief engineer, 2.7L Turbo Engine, Kevin Luchansky, the Chevy Silverado’s TurboMax four-cylinder is “built like a diesel,” and is designed to “win over both diesel and V8 customers alike.”
Specs include maximum output figures of 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. Notably, the TurboMax four-cylinder’s peak torque figure surpasses that of the Chevy Silverado’s naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, which is rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The TurboMax engine will also deliver an available 9,500-pound Max Tow rating.
Further engine options for the Chevy Silverado 1500 include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which is rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, as well as the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 305 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 495 pound-feet of torque at 2,750 rpm.
The TurboMax engine is expected to be available for several 2024 Chevy Silverado trim levels. Currently, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B is equipped as standard on WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss trim levels, and is not available forZR2, LTZ, or High Country trim levels. The upcoming 2024 Chevy Silverado is expected to offer identical availability for the TurboMax engine. Looking ahead, the TurboMax name will also be applied to the four-cylinder under the hood of the Chevy Colorado pickup truck.
Per a GM Authority exclusive, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to begin July 17th of the 2023 calendar year at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico. Dealer orders begin this coming June.