How is the 2019 Silverado Leading the Industry with Dynamic Fuel Management?

2019 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss

You already know that the Silverado is popular for its size and dynamic durability for getting the biggest jobs done, but the Silverado is also popular for the available engine performance that it offers. While many other manufacturers are choosing to downsize engine size to 4-cylinder engines, and even doing away with turbocharged engines, Chevrolet has taken an innovative approach towards maximizing engine performance and aligning it with improved fuel economy. The Silverado remains the only truck to offer its version of a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine on select trim levels – the LT and RST. The engines can deliver a maximum horsepower of 310 and 348 pound-feet of torque.

What Benefits Does the DFM Offer?

With the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado updated 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 engines, with Dynamic Fuel Management, the truck will now take the lead among other gasoline V-8 engines. Dynamic Fuel Management is a first for the industry and includes cylinder deactivation technology, which has been engineered to enable both V-8 engines to operate 17 variations of cylinder patterns in order to perform at maximum power levels and optimize the most fuel efficiency. The cylinder deactivation technology shuts off two of the cylinders when you have lighter loads, which saves on fuel consumption. The engines are paired with either Chevrolet's powerful eight-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission to provide the ultimate performance while reducing fuel.

2019 Chevy Silverado Interior

In 2005, Chevrolet was the first automaker to introduce the Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system. Dynamic Fuel Management is a continuation of the advanced technology and a progression that is in the right direction for truck buyers. With Dynamic Fuel Management, Silverado owners will have all the power needed, while also being able to have a balance of engine performance and exceptional fuel efficiency. It's merely a win/win that will make history for Chevrolet and the automotive industry.

How Does The DFM Provide This Better Efficiency?

The mixing patterns of Dynamic Fuel Management, which constantly optimizes fuel efficiency and delivers sustained engine power at all speeds, will be the pivotal point in automotive history that is seen as a change for how truck engines are made. When an industry-standard test schedule was conducted, the results showed that the 2019 Silverado two-wheel drive, with the 5.3-liter engine, operated with less than eight cylinders greater than 60 percent, throughout the entire testing period. While the Dynamic Fuel Management is continually running, with a sophisticated controller, there is constant monitoring of the accelerator and returns essential data to the system in order to calculate the necessary cylinders to meet the needed torque. The process can deliver as many as 80 calculations per second.

This is great news for the industry and even better news for truck buyers who want the dependability of a durability without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Innovative engineering on this issue will leave an indelible mark on the industry and lead the way for other automakers to follow its example for achieving both. This could not be a better time to own a Silverado!

How Do I Find Out More about the 2019 Silverado and DFM?

You can find out much more about the changes to the 2019 Silverado and Dynamic Fuel Management, by contacting the staff at Vandergriff Chevrolet. We have a strong commitment to the community and make sure they're satisfied with their car-buying experience. You will be pleased to know that we also offer a wide range of automotive repair services, which are performed by exceptionally trained mechanics. Visit us soon, or give our staff a call, at your earliest convenience!

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