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Chevy Claims Its New Silverado 3500 Accelerates Quicker Than the Ram 3500—and Ram Fires Back

Saturday 22/June/2019 - 11:46 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Tim Herrick، the 2020 Chevy Silverado's executive chief engineer، told a group of journalists at the new truck's introduction earlier this week that the new Silverado 3500 dually accelerates quicker than Ram's 3500 dual-rear-wheel pickup in Chevy's testing. Both trucks were crew-cab four-by-four models، and the Ram was equipped with the optional high-output، 1000-lb-ft Cummins inline-six (a $2695 upgrade above the 850-lb-ft base version)، according to information Herrick provided، as the Car News said.
The Silverado does offer an additional 45 horsepower relative to the Ram، which matters. But perhaps most telling in Chevy's claims is the Silverado's 2.6-second advantage to 60 mph when towing an 18،000-pound trailer. Chevrolet also published unladen acceleration results in which the Silverado outruns the Ram by two seconds، but we had already tested an even heavier Mega Cab 3500 and found it to be more than one second quicker than GM says. So، we’re redacting that bit of info and will settle the footrace once and for all when we get a Silverado 3500 to test.

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