New EcoTec3 engine continues rich Chevrolet V-6 heritage for Corry, Erie, Warren, & Jamestown area drivers
When the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado full-size pickup arrives at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, this summer, its standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 it will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment – 305 lb-ft (413 Nm).
Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area Silverado buyers will choose from three new, advanced EcoTec3 engines – a 5.3L available at launch, followed by the 4.3L and 6.2L versions available later this year. All are designed specifically for the high trailering and hauling demands unique to truck buyers.
Torque is the turning force that generates off-the-line acceleration and confident trailering performance. Silverado’s equipped with the 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 will have trailering ratings up to 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg) for a regular cab, short bed, four-wheel-drive model – 500 pounds more than the most capable Ford F-150 3.7L and 700 pounds more than a Ram 1500 3.6L. Silverado’s standard V-6 produces an SAE-certified 285 horsepower (212 kW) and is matched with a proven, efficient six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates will be released later. [Read more...]