Not so long ago it seemed that it is unthinkable that a larger American pickup has a smaller engine than the V8 under the hood . And then things started to change . First, Ford , a longtime leader in the world of large pickups , introduced Eco Boost ( twin – turbo ) V6 engine in the popular F -150 , which eventually starts to replace the traditional V8 engine and as much as 40 % of the total sales of the most popular vehicles in North America, has said engine .
This was followed by the modern Ram 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine in 1500, and recently in the game and joined General Motors with a new 4.3L V6 engine with direct fuel injection in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra . But so far no pickup in the 1500 class is not offered a diesel engine, which were usually reserved for the larger 2500 and 3500 classes . During the 2014 Chrysler’s commercial division Ram comes with a new 3.0 L turbo – diesel V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Ram 1500 engine
This engine , which carries the tag EcoDiesel , for Italian label VM Engine and so far he built in the Jeep Grand Cherokee , and its power is 240 hp at 3,600 rpm and an impressive 569 Nm of torque at just 2,000 RPM . Compared with the standard Pentastar V6 petrol engine , EcoDiesel develops 65 hp less , but even 205 Nm of torque more . Even in comparison with a large 5.7L Hemi V8 engine that develops 390 hp, EcoDiesel develops 14 Nm of torque more . Pentastar and Hemi also require 4,000 RPM to achieve maximum torque , or about twice as much as compared to diesel.
On the way 2015 EcoDiesel behaves just as well as the aforementioned Grand Cherokee , a special charm gives excellent eight-speed automatic transmission that transfers power to the rear wheels or all four wheels. The diesel is also quite quiet even at higher speeds . The main reason why the majority of customers to opt for this engine is its consumption, with an average fuel consumption of 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway , 2015 EcoDiesel is by far the most economical larger pickup on the market.
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel price
With a maximum draft of about 4.1 ton , 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel located between the Pentastar and Hemi , and with a starting price of $ 30.180 (about 22,300 euros) is about $ 2.850 (about 2,100 euros) more expensive than the chemical industry . EcoDiesel will be available with all trim levels , from working Tradesman versions to the luxury Laramie Limited versions . And despite the not-so- low price of 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel be able to set the standard in its class and force , and General Motors and Ford to follow the same path.