Monday, May 13, 2013

Build of the all-new EcoTec3 engine found in 2014 Chevrolet Silverado


Visitors to the 2013 Vancouver International Auto Show got to see the all-new 2014 Silverado on the Chevrolet show floor. They also got to see licensed technician Conrad Italiano do an all-day build of the EcoTec3 family of engines.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 will deliver more power, more torque and improved fuel efficiency, thanks in part to a trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines designed specifically for the needs of full-size truck customers. The new engine family includes a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V-8 and a 6.2L V-8.

EcoTec3 engines feature three state-of-the-art technologies -- direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing -- to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

"We believe these are the most technologically advanced engines ever offered in light-duty pickups, and they are 100 percent truck -- specifically designed for the way customers use trucks in the real world," said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer and program manager. "They have all the power and torque needed to confidently handle the tough jobs, and they seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to increase efficiency during light-load driving. "This is technology no other truck maker can match, and we offer it in every one of our EcoTec3 engines, for every one of our customers," said Lee. "It is not an extra cost feature. You get our best and most sophisticated technology regardless of trim level."

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