For the upcoming model year, one of the most popular pickup trucks on the market will offer a turbo diesel engine. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado will be made available with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel, a new engine for Chevrolet.
About the 2.8-L Duramax Turbo Diesel
The Duramax on the 2016 Colorado is measured at 181 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Chevrolet, a broad torque band makes it very powerful at low rpm, while the turbocharged performance provides a confident feeling of immediate and smooth horsepower on demand.
“A diesel engine was part of the Colorado’s portfolio plan from the very beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support its capability,” Scott Yackley, assistant chief engineer, said. “That means there are no compromises with the Colorado diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”
—Smart diesel exhaust brake system that enhances vehicle control and reduces brake wear on steep grades
—Standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission matched with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber (CPVA) in the torque converter, which reduces powertrain noise and vibration
—An all-new integrated trailer brake controller is standard and exclusive on diesel models
—A 3.42 rear axle ratio is standard
—Maximum trailering rating of 7,700 pounds for 2WD models and 7,600 pounds for 4WD
—GVWRs of 6,000 pounds for 2WD and 6,200 pounds for 4WD.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to arrive at Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton, MO, this fall. Stay tuned to our blog network for updates on the 2016 Colorado and other Chevrolet models!
To learn more about the award-winning Chevrolet Coloradio, call us today at 888-640-6826 or contact us online. As your St. Louis Chevrolet dealer, we invite you to check out the Colorado in person at our Fenton dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Arnold, Belleville or Chesterfield area, stop by our lot at 759 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton. Here at Jim Butler you can make your Chevy purchase with confidence. We are located in Fenton, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield, Belleville, High Ridge and Arnold Chevrolet dealer.
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