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 |  Sep 26 2013, 10:40 AM

2014 ram 1500 eco diesel

When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

This news comes via Ram’s President and CEO Reid Bigland, and is just one of numerous announcements today in the pickup truck segment, with all major players making news at the Texas State Fair.

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At a first drive press launch for the truck last week Ram was coy on fuel economy estimates but did say the truck would best the V6 model’s already best-in-class numbers of 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway and 20 MPG combined.

During our test of the truck we registered 24 MPG in combined city and highway driving.

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 making 240 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. It is rated to tow a maximum of 9,200 lbs.

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  • bempey

    Nice to see a powerful, efficient engine from the world’s largest maker of diesel engines. It won’t be the first Chrysler powered by a VW engine and transmission, and probably won’t be the last.

    A tough North American truck with the efficiency and refinement of a German powerplant sounds like a match made in heaven!

    And you’ll be able to have it serviced at any Audi, Dodge, VW or Mercury Marine outlet (there’s 3500 of the latter selling and servicing VW Marine engines, with a black paint-job and Mercury sticker, across North America).

  • bempey

    I’m confused. This is getting a 240 HP V6 turbo-diesel with 8-speed automatic from “VM” the same year that the Touareg, A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 are also getting a 240 HP V6 turbo-diesel with 8-speed automatic from VW, the world’s largest diesel maker, and there is absolutely no connection between them? No cross licensing?
    A small Italian engine maker just happens to create a high-tech diesel engine thats exactly the same as the high-tech diesel engine from the auto-maker with the largest R&D budget, and the company that spends the most on Diesel development, having invented direct injection, electronic common-rail diesel injection, etc. that everybody else has copied.
    Sounds just a bit fishy…

  • amishdave31

    VM Motori has had this diesel engine around for few years now. By the way, the reason that a lot of engines are the same size is because of international regulations on imported vehicles. The tax increase on a car with a 3.1L vs. 3.0L engine is enough to design them with that in mind.
    The fact that they both have an 8 speed trans behind them means nothing, because everyone is adding gears to up their mpg’s now a days to meet the new regulations.
    Nothing sounds fishy about any of it really.

  • amishdave31

    See reply above. This is not a VW powertrain…….VM Motori is owned by Fiat and the transmission is designed by ZF corporation and built by Chrysler here in the US (Indiana).

    So, no. You can’t take your $50,000 Jeep GC EcoDiesel to a Mercury Marine dealer. That just sounds crazy anyway. Where in the world are you, where it’s better to go there than the Jeep dealer somewhere down the road??? haha