Chevrolet Silverado – monster from Michigan

Chevrolet Silverado – monster from Michigan

  • 401 hp or 445 hp. Petrol V6 or Diesel V8. There are two engines to choose from for the Silverado. In more than 1200 Nm of torque!

  • Compared to its predecessor, the car has grown in every direction. The longest version is about 6.4 m long

  • To protect the engine, a driver warning system against premature shutdown is installed. If the driver ignores the alarm, the engine will restart automatically

Here is a real work horse to pull and pull almost everything that the standard and famous American pictures can not handle. The Silverado hides a powerful car under its large hood. A 6.6 liter V6 petrol engine with 401 hp is fitted as standard. If that’s not enough, you can order the 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel engine, which has increased to 445 hp. However, it’s not the power that should scare you, but the torque. In the case of the more powerful engine, 910 lb-ft is available, which is more than 1200 Nm!

The right gearbox has to cope with such a large torque. The Silverado has an Allison 10-speed automatic, which is reserved only for the most powerful engine. In the weaker version with a power of 401 hp, a six-speed gearbox is installed.

Chevrolet claims that more than 90 percent of heavy truck users use them for towing and hauling heavy loads. So the practical protection of the motor against overheating. After driving with a high load, the engine shutdown lock is activated to give the cooling system enough time to reach the proper temperature. If the driver, despite the warnings appearing on the screen, decides to turn off the engine, then after a while it will start by itself and will work until it slows down.

Towing a large trailer just got easier than ever. The Americans are proud of the new camera system and the choice of 15 different pictures. In practice, this means that it will be difficult to ignore what is going on around the trailer. The driver has a bullet not only behind the trailer or on the sides, but even from the front at the point of connection with the vehicle hook. The new Silverado will be available in showrooms in just a few months.