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I know the Ecodiesel is made in Italy by VM Motori. Does anyone know the history of this engine. Was it built from scratch for Jeep and Ram? Or, was it a tried and true engine in Europe and then modified for the American market? If the engine is used in Europe, in what kind of vehicles?
 

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The overall design was a joint effort between Fiat and GM. Fiat merged/bought out Chrysler and Chrysler is now using the engine in the states, although VM has been providing engines to Crysler Europe since the early 90s. The 2.8L is in wide use in Europe in Fiat and Chrysler branded vehicles. The 3.0 was designed for GM Europe but they never used it.
 

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