About Chevy 2500 Duramax
The HD in Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD stands for heavy duty and it is the first indication that this truck is a real workhorse. The second indication is the Chevy 2500 Duramax V8 diesel engine found in the highest trim of the vehicle. Designed by Isuzu for GM, Duramax engines deliver maximum power to full-size trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado. In first generation Silverado 2500HD trucks, the 6.6L Duramax V8 engine delivers 360 horsepower. In second and third generation models, the improved engine puts out 397 horsepower. Besides the raw power it delivers, the Chevy 2500HD Duramax engine benefits from an exclusive six-speed automatic Allison 1000 transmission. This transmission is strong enough to direct the high-performance Duramax engine found in the Silverado. It handles up to 620 pound-feet of torque and its sixth gear allows for a double override that improves fuel economy while reducing engine noise and gear wear. Find a Silverado with a Chevy 2500 Duramax engine among the wide selection of heavy duty trucks on eBay and never have to think twice about towing and hauling heavy loads again.