The Big Three have been offering turbo diesel engines in their heavy-duty pickups for ages, but the Ram 1500 is the first half-ton light-duty pickup to offer diesel power. Fuel economy is the EcoDiesel’s primary mission, but the engine pays benefits in towing and hauling ability as well.
Ram – the pickup truck formerly known as Dodge – introduced the updated 1500 for 2013, and the big news for 2014 is the new diesel powerplant. Ram is well known for the Cummins diesel in their heavy-duty pickups, a scaled-down big-rig engine that can practically pull the Moon out of orbit. However, the EcoDiesel is not a Cummins
engine; it’s a small-ish V6 from Italian enginemaker VM (which, like Ram’s parent company Chrysler, is partially owned by Fiat).
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