- Ram will finish manufacturing of the 1500 pickup’s EcoDiesel engine in January 2023.
- The turbodiesel 3.0-liter V-6 remains to be accessible to ordering in the intervening time in quite a lot of trim ranges.
- This leaves the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra as the one light-duty diesel pickups, because the Ford F-150 beforehand discontinued its diesel providing.
The sunshine-duty full-size pickup section will quickly have just one diesel engine left, as Ram introduced that it’ll cease constructing the 1500 pickup’s EcoDiesel V-6 engine beginning in January 2023. All three of the home pickups supplied light-duty diesels at one level, however Ford beforehand discontinued the F-150’s PowerStroke diesel and Ram’s diesel exit implies that the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra’s Duramax turbodiesel 3.0-liter inline-six would be the solely diesel providing on this section going ahead.
The Ram’s EcoDiesel powertrain is a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V-6 with 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. It’s rated at as much as 33 mpg in its particular HFE trim with rear-wheel drive and some different tweaks to enhance aerodynamics. With out the bundle, it is rated at 32 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 29 mpg with four-wheel drive. In our real-world testing, nonetheless, it missed these EPA rankings by a reasonably vast margin.
The engine prices $4995 further and remains to be accessible for ordering, Ram says, for the Tradesman, Large Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Restricted Longhorn and Restricted trim ranges.
The upcoming electrical model of the Ram 1500 will successfully function the EcoDiesel’s substitute. Ram claims it should arrive in 2024, and we have seen some teasers previewing its styling. There’s additionally a web site referred to as RamRevolution.com the place the corporate is asking patrons for enter, and a range-extender model of the pickup might arrive within the close to future as nicely.
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