As previously covered by GM Authority, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine was recently assigned the TurboMax nomenclature in an effort to highlight the boosted four-banger. Now, General Motors has extended the TurboMax’s warranty for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Intended to display GM’s confidence behind the engineering and design 2.7L L3B engine, the Detroit-based automaker has announced that it is extending the TurboMax’s powertrain warranty from five years/60,000 miles to five years/100,000 miles.
It’s worth noting that this update makes the TurboMax’s warranty 40,000 miles longer than those of its competitors.
“As we’ve said before, we engineered TurboMax to deliver the durability and performance expected by our truck customers,” Assistant Chief Engineer Kevin Luchansky was quoted as saying. “The result continues to turn skeptics into believers with best-in-class 430 pound-feet of torque and 310 horsepower. The whole team is proud of this engine, and this warranty extension exudes our confidence.”
Of course, the 2.7L L3B is offered as the starting powerplant option for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500. Available on WT (Work Truck), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST and LT Trail Boss trim levels, the TurboMax covers a wide berth of owners’ needs. Only offered in the High Output tune, the boosted four-pot develops a maximum output of 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, along with an available maximum tow rating of 9,500 pounds.
Other engine options for the 2024 Silverado 1500 include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque.
Looking forward, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to kick off on July 17th, 2023 calendar year at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, and the GM Silao plant in Mexico.