The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup will introduce a handful of changes and updates over the preceding 2023 model year. Notably, the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will also gain the TurboMax name, referencing the powerplant’s prodigious torque output. The L3B engine is equipped as standard on 2024 GMC Sierra Pro, SLE, and Elevation trim levels, and is not available on other trims.
The name change follows a GM trademark filing made this past January, as GM Authority covered previously. The TurboMax name will also be applied to the 2.7L I4 L3B engine cradled by the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500.
The TurboMax turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine is rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, and will be one of four powerplants on offer with the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500. The other three engine options include 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 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which is rated at 305 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 495 pound-feet of torque at 2,750 rpm.
Notably, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine will be equipped as standard in the 2024 GMC Sierra AT4X off-roader trim level. The diesel engine will connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which was offered previously as the standard power unit in the GMC Sierra AT4X, will now be offered as optional for the trim level.
Under the body panels, the GMC Sierra 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform. As GM Authority covered late last year, production of the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 will kick off this July at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico. Dealer orders will begin this coming June.