Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is coming to McLoughlin Chevrolet, and it is confirmed to have a new eight-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment on models that house the powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 powertrain.
This new transmission is GM-developed as a Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed to match the size and height of the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. The new eight-speed features a 7.0 overall gear ratio spread that is wider than the six-speed transmission GM offers. This represents a numerically-higher first gear ratio to help drivers accelerate from a complete stop with increased assurance when towing a heavy load or trailering. Another feature with the 8L90 is the numerically-lower rear axle ratios. This reduces engine rpm on the highway.
The force under the hood of the new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado at McLoughlin Chevy will be the all-new eight-speed transmission is a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that unleashes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque. This is the most powerful engine offered in any light-duty pickup that delivers capability with a max trailer rating of 12,000 pounds. This is determined with the SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.
A special feature with the EcoTec3 engine is its capability to effortlessly switch to four-cylinder operation with lighter loads to enhance fuel efficiency while driving.
McLoughlin Chevrolet will announce further information regarding the 2015 Silverado model with the start of its production in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado at McLoughlin Chevrolet features the option of three EcoTec3 engines: 4.3-liter V6 SAE certified engine with 285 horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and a 6.2-liter V8 engine unleashing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado offers functionality and aerodynamics in design for increased efficiency and capability.
McLoughlin Chevrolet is Oregon’s newest Chevy dealership that offers incredible deals, outstanding service and a knowledgeable staff to answer all your automotive questions. McLoughlin Chevy offers several new Chevrolet models waiting for a test drive as well as a wide selection of quality used cars, trucks and SUVs in the Portland area.