With best-in-class 25 mpg highway, the 2013 Ram 1500 changed the light-duty pickup truck game. In 2014, the game is set to change once again—Ram Trucks is pleased to announce that it will soon become the first brand to offer a small-displacement diesel engine for its half-ton line of trucks.
Rolling off the assembly line in late 2013, the 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. All signs indicate a powertrain delivering an outstanding combination of fuel efficiency and torque (both best in class), as well as impressive capability.
“Truck owners have been asking for it, and Ram will be the first to offer a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment with the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel,” said Fred Diaz, president and CEO, Ram Truck brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. “The half-ton truck market is incredibly competitive. Although we’re honored that the 2013 Ram 1500 has received more prestigious awards this year than any other automaker, the road doesn’t end here.”
The 2013 Ram 1500 won Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, and Truck of Texas—a rare trifecta in the pickup segment. Building on the award-winning truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will extend its best-in-class fuel economy title lead and continue to raise the bar in one of the automotive industry’s most customer-loyal segments.
“The Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter V-6 turbo EcoDiesel and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission deliver on the demands of truckers by providing best-in-class torque, fuel economy, and range. There’s no doubt that being first to market with game-changing technology will provide Ram with a competitive advantage.”
The new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel is among today’s most advanced diesel engines. Its emissions are 60 percent lower than those produced by diesel powertrains 25 years ago. The impressive combination of torque and fuel economy marks a new level of performance for small V-6 engines.
Ram’s newest turbo diesel engine is manufactured by VM Motori, a Chrysler Group diesel engine supplier since 1992.
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