GM’s Powerful 2.7L High Output Engine

A 4-Cylinder in a Pickup Truck? 

Initially, a hard sell to pickup truck owners who are convinced that bigger is better, GM's new 2.7L Turbo 4-cylinder engine is winning over even the most skeptical truck buyers. With power on demand, more tow capacity than you'll need, and impressive fuel economy, Silverado and Sierra owners everywhere are starting to realize what Ford buyers are used to being told, it's not the size that matters!

More Power Than The F150 and Ram Base Engine

Boasting 310 horsepower and an incredible 430 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine is designed to tackle even your toughest jobs with ease! This small but mighty engine packs a mean punch with its dual-volute turbocharger delivering exceptional power and performance benefits that go beyond those of its conventional counterpart. Quick response times are guaranteed thanks to the two volute chambers which draw in exhaust gas from separate outlets for faster spool-up as well as enhanced low rpm torque production – translating into an impressive driving experience every time you get behind the wheel

2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 9,500 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,270 pounds
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft

Coupled with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2.7L Turbo comes standard in:

“The new 2.7L Turbo is a technological marvel, with our most advanced valvetrain,” said Tom Sutter, chief engineer for the 2.7L Turbo. “With a broad, flat torque curve and quick throttle response, it punches above its weight, delivering surprising performance and efficiency.”

Precise Power And Control

With the introduction of their Tri-Power valve train, General Motors has completely changed how we think about four-cylinder engines. Utilizing Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), high- and low-lift valve profiles, plus continuously variable timing – all working together to create maximum performance and efficiency allowing torque to be delivered at only 1,500 rpm - GM is revolutionizing engine technology!

With the 2.7L Turbo an electro-mechanical variable camshaft puts the power of three different engines at your fingertips.

High lift mode  - For full power
Low lift mode - For improved efficiency
No lift mode - Deactivates 2 of 4 cylinders

With the 2.7L Turbo you can always be assured that performance is optimized wherever you are—just like having an engine tailor-made to fit every situation!

How Does It Stack Up Against The Competition?

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