Take a Drive Down Chevy Trucks Torque Memory Lane

Chevy Trucks Torque | Red Wing Chevrolet | Red Wing, MN

In honor of a century of Chevrolet pickup trucks, Red Wing Chevy and the Chevrolet brand have decided to reflect on a little bit of Chevy trucks torque history.

Chevy’s very first truck—the 1918 One-Ton model—was powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produced just 45 lb-ft of torque. The closest engine in similarity that Chevy offers today is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that powers the Colorado, except the Colorado’s engine creates 191 lb-ft of torque. On the other end of the spectrum, Chevy also currently offers the Silverado 3500HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8, which is good for 910 lb-ft.

So how did Chevy grow from 45 lb-ft to 910? Here are a few of the brand’s torque highlights:

  • 1929: Chevrolet introduced the first “stovebolt” six engine, good for 120 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1955: Another first for Chevy occurred in the 50s, when Chevy unveiled its first small block V8 engine, which nearly doubled the torque output of the stovebolt six engine, making a whopping 238 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1987: It wasn’t until the 80s that Chevy crested the 300 lb-ft mark for torque.
  • 2001: Chevy dubs 2001 as the beginning of the “modern diesel era,” when its Duramax engine offered up 520 lb-ft of torque. Since then, the output has just kept on growing.

Check out the torque offered in Chevy’s current pickups at Red Wing Chevrolet.

Red Wing Chevrolet has Bonus Tag Vehicles!

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We have refreshed our selection of Chevy Bonus tag vehicles. You don’t want to miss out on this sale!

New 2015 City Express MSRP $25,085 on sale for $21,500

New 2015 Cruze             MSRP $22,150 on sale for $19,500

New 2016 Equinox        MSRP $31,125 on sale for $28,800

New 2015 Impala           MSRP $28,780 on sale for $25,000

New 2500 Silverado Crew Cab   MSRP $60,375 on sale for $53,400 …

We have many more Chevy Bonus Tag units in stock, stop in and see us for a test drive today before these vehicles are gone!

All sale prices do not include tax and offers will end 9/30/2015~

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