We get the first official look under the hood of a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 3.0L straight-six Duramax Turbo diesel engine. Chevrolet has recently released an online configurator for the all-new Silverado 2019, and these engine images and specifications are on their new Silverado page.
There is a lot going on with the new I6 diesel (code name LM2). The turbocharger, EGR and exhaust treatment systems can be seen, as well as a small plastic engine cover that simply says "DIESEL".
Chevrolet (or GM) has not officially released diesel engine performance, fuel economy or towing specifications yet. Although we received an information leak that gave us an unofficial insight into what 3.0L Duramax numbers could be in a GMC Sierra 1500. In short, the engine was listed in the dealership materials with 282 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The maximum towing was recorded at 7,800 lbs, and the highway's fuel economy showed at 28 MPG. You can watch us discuss the leaked materials in the video below.
GM is likely to change these specifications before the diesel engine goes on sale next year. Chevrolet has said that the Silverado 1500 Diesel 2019 will go on sale for the 2019 model year.
Chevy also releases pictures of all engine options for the new Silverado.