You already know all about GM’s 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Now you’ll know it by a new name. The TurboMax.
Starting for the 2024 model year, Chevrolet and GMC are rebranding their high-output 2.7L turbo four-cylinder engine as the TurboMax.
Bringing up fond memories of Duramax and the old VortecMax labels is not coincidental.
“TurboMax is built like a diesel: it’s durable and packs turbocharged performance to win over both diesel and V-8 customers alike,” said Kevin Luchansky, assistant chief engineer, 2.7L Turbo Engine. “The TurboMax name encapsulates the modern engineering, manufacturing and controls which shuts the door on arguments against turbocharged engines from decades ago.”
The TurboMax will continue to be the standard engine in the Silverado and Sierra lineup for 2024 and will be rated at 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft- same as 2023. It will continue to be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. When equipped, trucks will carry a max payload of 2,260 lbs for two-wheel-drive trucks and 2,140 lbs for four-wheel-drive trucks. Silverado and Sierra equipped with a TurboMax will have a towing capacity rated at 9,500 lbs for two-wheel-drive pickups and 9,300 lbs for four-wheel-drive pickups.
The TurboMax will be available across the Silverado lineup from WT to LT TrailBoss trim levels.
The 2.7L engine in the Chevrolet Colorado will also adopt the TurboMax name “in due time.”