2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine in Highland, Indiana

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine

GMC has been producing powerful diesel engines for years. The fan favorite 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will now feature a Duramax Diesel engine. Learn the basics about a GMC Diesel engine, benefits, and why should get one in your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500.

Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel Engine

What is the difference between a gas and a diesel engine?

Diesel and gas engines are internal combustion engines. However, they are considerably different due to how they operate and function. Gas engines mix air and fuel, compress the mixture through pistons, and ignite from spark plugs. However, diesel engines compress the air first then inject fuel. Due to the differences in combustion, the diesel engine is by far more powerful and capable.

What is a Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel Engine?

The GMC Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine is a diesel engine with a turbocharger and Duramax badge. A turbocharger is designed to increase the engine’s  combustion to improve efficiency and power. This engine earned the Duramax badge due to its ability to maximize durability and efficiency. The combination of a diesel engine, turbocharger, and Duramax badge proves that the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine is more powerful than ever.

Benefits Of A GMC Duramax Turbo-Diesel


2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine offers 460 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 277 diesel horsepower. It can reach 95% of peak torque at a low 1,250 rpm. The power behind the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine has a max towing capability of 9,100 lbs and a max payload of 1,830 lbs.


The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel engine offers an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway, thus making it the most efficient Sierra 1500 ever. It has Active Thermal Management to target specific areas of the powertrain system to maintain an ideal temperature for performance and minimize fuel consumption; this feature is great for Northwest Indiana when the temperatures can vary wildly.


The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has innovative technology, premium accents, the MultiPro Tailgate, and more! So, why not add a Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine and make it more capable than ever? Check out our lineup of 2020 GMC Sierra 1500s with Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engines HERE!

Check out our Highland, Indiana dealership’s vast selection of 2020 Sierra 1500 with diesel engines and special offers to match. We are conveniently located in Highland Indiana and serve all of Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, and nearby areas at:

2440 45th Street Highland, Indiana 46322