The pickup truck wars wage on, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has fired a shot at Ford and Ram. The Silverado 1500, and its GMC Sierra 1500 cousin, feature best-in-class power figures for a light-duty pickup equipped with a diesel engine.

General Motors announced at the 2019 Silverado’s debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show that a 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel engine would be introduced for the new pickup. At the time, the automaker was also confident it would have the best-performing diesel engine for the segment. Chevrolet confirmed with Motor Authority the engine will make an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which tops Ford’s Powerstroke V-6 and Ram’s EcoDiesel V-6. Ford’s diesel engine makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, while Ram’s rival engine was rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque in the last-generation Ram 1500.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ram is prepping a new EcoDiesel engine, which leaves room for the brand to outdo Chevrolet and GMC. For now, though, Chevrolet and GMC are on top.

The 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel rounds out a wide range of engine options for the 2019 Silverado and Sierra. The old 4.3-liter V-6 remains, but it’s relegated to Work Truck models. In its place as the base engine for most models is a new 2.7-liter turbo-4. The 5.3-liter V-8 also remains and may be had with GM’s new Dynamic Fuel Management, which can shut down as many as six cylinders to save fuel in light load conditions. The 6.2-liter V-8 sits at the top of the powertrain hierarchy.

2019 GMC Sierra

2019 GMC Sierra

According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Tuesday, the diesel engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and cost $2,495 more than the 5.3-liter V-8. Buyers will face a $3,890 upcharge when selecting the diesel engine over the standard 2.7-liter turbo-4. Chevrolet said it will share more information about towing and payload capabilities, plus fuel efficiency, at a later date.

The first Silverados with the diesel engine should reach customers this summer.

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