The 2019 model year has plenty of changes for the Silverado pickup truck — from a longer wheelbase to a lighter body. One of the most significant changes, though, is the addition of three new powertrains to its lineup — two of which utilize new innovative technologies to be more efficient than ever before.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado engines include updated versions of the 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8. These powertrains now utilize Dynamic Fuel Management, an industry-first cylinder deactivation technology that helps the engines use 17 different cylinder patterns to deliver the best power and efficiency possible.
“Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.”
The Active Fuel Management currently only alternates between eight- and four-cylinder modes, making the Dynamic technology that much more advanced. This new tech is powered by a controller that continuously monitors the movement of the accelerator and calculates how many cylinders are required to meet the driver’s requested torque — and these calculations can happen 80 times per second.
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