The all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado is powered by the updated 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. How does it work? Let’s find out with one of the main guys who created it – Kevin Luchansky.
The 2.7-liter turbo engine came out in 2018 for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. In its first iteration – it was rated at 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The team at GM has upgraded it since then, they added strength to the crankshaft and the engine block itself and boosted its torque. The maximum available torque is now 430 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm.
This engine is technologically advanced to be powerful and durable? How durable? We will have to test it for a long time and many miles to find out. This is one of the reasons why I bought a 2023 Chevy Colorado for myself. This engine is equipped with an electric water/coolant pump. It can run at a speed independent of the engine speed to help cool the engine when it’s needed the most.
Please join Kevin and me for a detailed look at this engine. Kevin also shows me a torn-down engine that went through their engine-dyno torture test – a lifetime of abuse.