2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Turbo Engine Review & Changes – Recall our tale on the engine options for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500? GMC made the decision that the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the right plant for the Sierra Elevation, packing 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Paired from the get-go to an eight-speed automatic transmission (Hydra-Matic 8L90), the four-cylinder turbo also features Active Fuel Managing technology.
In the purchase of displacement, the Sierra Elevation will be presented with optionally available powerplants that include a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six (ten-speed) and 5.3-liter V8 (eight-speed). The latter is most fascinating, for it boasts Dynamic Fuel Control. What DFM means in General Motors vocabulary is that the in a natural way aspirated V8 can close off seven of its eight cylinders in order to preserve fuel.
What is just as exciting is the absence of the 6.2-liter V8. Chevrolet provides it in the Silverado 1500, although GMC details it as available in the case of the Sierra 1500 in AT4 and Denali types. And talking of the range-topping engine, the 420-horsepower and 460-pound-feet motor also can close off all but one of its cylinders. “The 2019 Sierra Elevation delivers a fresh, fitness reputation that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” announced Wealthy Latek, the brand’s marketing director. “With built-in truck functionality and usefulness, Elevation is capable to take you off the defeated path with your equipment when standing out from the pack.”
Available exclusively in Double Cab setup with both rear- or four-wheel drive, the Sierra Elevation may be enhanced to an off-the-defeated-course brawler with the X31 Off-Road package. Check that option off the list, and you will get Rancho jolt absorbers, two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, all-terrain car tires, securing rear differential, skid plates front and rear, heavy-duty air filter, Mountain Descent Control, and the dual-exhaust system.