Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 - 2011

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Old 04-Nov-2010
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 - 2011

(from Chevrolet Press Release)

Redesigned for 2011, the Silverado heavy-duty lineup is broader than ever, with 10 2500HD models and eight single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD models. In the Chevrolet display at the SEMA show, a new, accessorized 2500HD Extended Cab Z71 equipped with the new 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel engine Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission demonstrated the personalization possibilities of the new HD lineup.

All 2011 Silverado HD models bring greater capability, improved ride and handling and a greater feeling of driver control. Highlights include:

• Increased towing capability of up to 21,700 pounds (9,843 kg) and payload of up to 6,635 pounds (3,009 kg) on 3500HD models, supported by all-new fully-boxed, high-strength-steel frames and strong suspensions
• New 6.6L Duramax diesel delivers up to 11-percent greater highway fuel economy and up to 63-percent lower emissions, along with B20 biodiesel capability and quicker acceleration
• All-new “smart” exhaust brake feature provides greater control on grades and reduced brake pad wear
• An array of control features, including trailer sway control, integrated trailer brake control, hill start assist, automatic grade braking, intelligent brake assist and larger brakes
• Purposeful technology, including available mobile WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, XM Satellite Radio, OnStar 9.0 and navigation.

Outside, the 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models are distinguished by a power dome-style hood with a new, louvered design, as well as a new grille and full-width chrome steel front bumper. A new lineup of 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheel/tire combinations is featured, too, and the 2500HD SEMA show vehicle displays 20-inch wheels that are available through Chevrolet dealers, but painted Corvette Competition Gray for the show vehicle.

Additional accessories are either available now or are being evaluated for future availability.



• Switchblade Silver color with satin low-gloss finish
• Body-color grille
• Chevrolet Accessory 20-inch wheels painted Corvette Competition Gray
• Hard folding tonneau cover
• Six-inch oval assist steps painted Corvette Competition Gray
• Hitch-mounted winch
• Amber roof lamps
• Custom Z71 graphics

• Dark Titanium leather interior
• Chevrolet Accessory interior trim plate kit with custom show paint
• Dual DVD headrests with HD WiFi headphones
• Navigation radio
• Autonet mobile Wi-Fi

• Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission

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