TONAWANDA, NY—General Motors' Tonawanda Engine plant has been chosen to produce next-generation engines for the Chevrolet Silverado, the company's flagship product. GM unveiled updates Monday to its 2019 Silverado 1500, which will be sold in the fall. The truck features updated versions of the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engines. The previous generations of that engine have been produced in the Tonawanda factory for years.
According to Buffalo Business First, the new Silverado engines will feature GM's Dynamic Fuel Management technology, which enables them to operate in 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize power delivery and efficiency. Dynamic Fuel replaces Active Fuel Management, which alternates between eight- and four-cylinder modes.
The new Silverado engines are powered by a "sophisticated controller that monitors every movement of the accelerator pedal and runs a complex sequence of calculations to determine how many cylinders are required to meet the driver's requested torque," GM said in its announcement today.