The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 debuts the sixth model year of the current fourth-generation pickup, introducing a handful of changes and updates over the preceding 2023 model year. One of those updates is the addition of the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine to the Chevy Silverado ZR2 powertrain lineup. Previously, the Chevy Silverado ZR2 was available exclusively with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine.
The 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine is rated at 305 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 495 pound-feet of torque at 2,750 rpm. Diesel-powered units of the 2024 Chevy Silverado ZR2 will run the GM 10-speed automatic transmission as standard.
“With immense low-end torque (495 pound-feet), this engine is meant for off-roading, which made the addition a natural fit,” Chevrolet states. “Now, customers can experience the off-road prowess and daily drivability of ZR2 with the 3.0L Duramax – and Silverado is the only light-duty off-road truck to offer such a capable diesel engine in its class.”
In addition to the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, the latter of which is rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup also offers 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, as well as the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm. As GM Authority covered previously, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will adopt the TurboMax name for the 2024 model year.
Looking ahead, 2024 Chevy Silverado production is set to kick off in July, per a GM Authority exclusive. Production will take place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico. Dealer orders will open up in June.