The 2014 Ram 1500 is making a big splash this year by being made available to purchase with a diesel engine. According to the Stltoday.com, it’s the “first modern-era half-ton to make available diesel power.”
Making the decision to offer this new engine was not a difficult one. Ram stated that trucks fans have been ‘emphatically asking for it.’
In order to offer a Ram truck with diesel, there will be a new engine, and one not from Cummins. It will be coming from VM Motori of Cento, which is an Italian company owned by Fiat. The 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel engine will be in the 2014 Ram 1500 and later made available for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The actual specs of the Ram version have not been made available as of yet, but a comparison is drawn using the Grand Cherokee. In the Jeep vehicle, the engine is capable of 240 horsepower and 420 lb.ft of torque. The Ram specs should be revealed sometime this summer.
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