Chevy 6.2 liter tops industry in power

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General Motors announced Wednesday its 6.2L V-8 produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb-ft of torque (at 4100 rpm).

The engine will be available this fall in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country, along with the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali1500, giving the trucks the most power of any pickup engine and torque of any light duty pickup truck engine.

“Power and towing capacity are fundamental capabilities for full-size pickups,” says Jeff Luke, General Motors Executive Chief Engineer for full- and mid-size trucks. “The 2014 Silverado and Sierra deliver unmatched power and towing capability with a host of ingenious driver aids.”

The 6.2L V-8 available for Silverado LTZ and High Country and Sierra SLT and Denali models also deliver class-leading maximum available trailering capacity of 12,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The 6.2L V8, Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 will offer a 4.3L V-6 SAE-certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque and a 5.3L V-8 certified at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

Silverado and Sierra trucks equipped with the 4.3L V-6 will have available towing ratings of up to 7,600 pounds, the highest for any base V-6 in the segment. Silverado and Sierra trucks equipped with the 5.3L V-8 and the max towing package, available later this year, will have towing ratings of up to 11,500 pounds when properly equipped.

GM says EPA fuel economy estimates for the 6.2L V-8 will be finalized in the near future.