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’19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel

 

’19 GT500 With Supercharged 5.2 FPC Engine

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This is a first look and confirmation of the ’19 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel. The new Silverado—caught at the diesel pump in Death Valley, California—confirmed what we had already suspected for a while. On top of having diesel pumped into the truck, 100% certainty can be gleaned from the fuel door cover, which reads “Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Only.”

Engine rumors suggest the possibility of a Navistar 3.0L inline six-cylinder diesel engine, but GM also has a 4.5L diesel V6 in its arsenal. Another rumor suggests that GM may try to upgrade the turbo and injectors in the 2.8L four-cylinder diesel in Colorado/Canyon compact pickups for the 1500 models.

 

This is an early build prototype for the ’19 Ford GT500. While the GT350 refresh was sent out in May by another shooter purporting it to be the GT500, a Blue Oval inside source has confirmed that this is actually the real deal.

The Mustang-based GT500 will build on the GT350’s performance capabilities. This GT500 prototype does not reflect other changes from the already-announced ’18 Mustang mid-cycle refresh. But production versions will have a supercharged 5.2L flat-plane-crank engine through a DCT transmission. Horsepower should be more than in the 707hp Dodge Hellcat models but may fall short of the 808hp Demon.

GT500s will also get 20-in. wheels and tires as well as unique styling tweaks.

 

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