Ram Just killed his half ton oil burner. You’ll only have until January 2023 to get Ram’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. He would have killed her already, if notEarly Diesel buyers. He thought it would give Ram 1500 customers one last chance to order an EcoDiesel. If you weren’t sure about Ram’s intentions to go electric, here’s your wake-up call.
Why is Ram killing the 3.0-litre Eco-Diesel engine?
“Our Rama Eco Diesel V-6 The engine has delighted customers with the highest half-ton diesel torque rating and towing capability while being the first to surpass the 1,000-mile mark,” Ram Brand CEO Mike Cowell Jr. told Truck Trends, K “As we rapidly pivot to an electric future, we wanted to celebrate this final EcoDiesel milestone by offering our light-duty diesel enthusiasts one last chance to order the truck of their choice,” said Jay Jones. ”
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel has been available in Ram pickups for nine years. Currently, this latest, final version is its third generation. It will be available only on crew-cab Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited models. And only with four-wheel drive.
Where are all the diesel engines going?
The EcoDiesel was originally developed by VM Motori in Italy. It was moved domestically for the third generation in 2020. Mated to an eight-speed transmission, its 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm beats the competition. It also topped all half-ton pickups for fuel economy hitting 28 mpg in its initial offering. In its current form, the EcoDiesel offers a Segment-leading 12,560 lb towing Capacity It also reports fuel economy numbers of 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for high fuel efficiency models.
Ram pickups aren’t the only sedans that come with EcoDiesel. Jeep also has it available in its Wrangler and Gladiator models. We can only assume that they too will be phased out by January or earlier.
And Ram isn’t the only manufacturer to drop a diesel offering. Ford will drop its 3.0-liter PowerStroke V6 diesel option in 2021. And GM recently dropped the 2.8-liter Duramax four-banger for the 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks.
One truck maker still has a diesel engine for 2023.
GM, on the other hand, is soldering with it. 3.0 liter Duramax Straight six turbodiesel engine. It will be available in the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra with a ten-speed automatic transmission. It also sees a further power boost from the current Duramax. Yes, the ups and downs of diesel engines can be a bit surprising.
So for now, if you want a new RAM 1500 Eco Diesel-Powered truck, Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator, you have to step up by January. Otherwise, there are plenty of used EcoDiesel Rams, though their prices have only risen with news of Ram’s demise.