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Silverado and Sierra 6.2L V-8 Engine Horsepower, Torque, and Tow Ratings Announced

By Jeff Youngs,
General Motors has announced final horsepower and torque ratings for the new 6.2-liter V-8 engine offered as an option in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500. The SAE-certified figures are 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100 rpm, amounting to what the automaker claims is "the most power of any pickup engine and the most torque of any light-duty pickup truck engine."

The 6.2-liter V-8 is the top engine offering for the Silverado 1500 LTZ and High Country trim levels, and for the Sierra 1500 SLT and Denali trim levels. When properly configured and equipped with the optional Max Towing package, this engine can tow up to 12,000 pounds. That's 500 more pounds than the 5.3-liter V-8 engine that comes standard in these versions of the Sierra and Silverado.

Final fuel-economy estimates have not been established for the 6.2-liter V-8 engine. It is, however, equipped with direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management technology, which shuts down half of the engine's cylinders under low-load driving conditions to better conserve fuel.

The new 6.2-liter V-8 engine option will be available in the fall of 2013.

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