We've sailed past the four-figure barrier, and are heading towards 1,100 lb-ft.
Truck buyers are always looking for the next big thing, and usually it has to do with engine size and towing. And since America's Big Three automakers are always looking to top each other, it's a boon for customers. Chevy just revealed the 2022 Silverado a few days ago, and now we've learned a little about the upcoming HD.
The report comes from TFL Truck, claiming that the 2023 Silverado HD will get a revamped Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 will deliver 505 hp and 1,085 lb-ft of torque. Those monster numbers are 60 hp and 175 lb-ft more than the soon-to-be-refreshed 2022 model.
That gigantic number also puts GM ahead of Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel, which makes 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft, and it bests Ram's Cummins inline-6 sending 420 hp and 1,075 hp to all four wheels. The report says Chevy expects to upgrade its rear differential to handle the power. It just added the company's ten-speed transmission in 2020.
The numbers from all three of those trucks is frankly insane. We remember a few years ago when Chevy, Ford and Ram were closing in on four digits, and we remember 2020 when Ram finally passed that mark with its HD pickup. We predicted then that the rest would follow, and they have.
We're expecting the 2023 Silverado HD to get the interior upgrades foisted on the lower-ton trucks. The interior is hugely improved with more luxurious and premium materials, a horizontally styled instrument panel, a new touchscreen, and digital cluster. These things usually spread to the heavier trucks during the following updates.
We already knew the next Silverado HD would yank the stilts off a house, Lethal Weapon-style, but we're really curious about the availability of Super Cruise on the new pickup, and if Chevy is going to send that autonomous tech up the line. It now works on more than 200,000 miles of US roads and can be used while towing, which is the HD's specialty. We're assuming all it would take is a little extra programming for the extra weight of the load and extra weight of the truck, but we're probably simplifying. We'll see the 2023 Chevy Silverado HD sometime next year.