First Light-Duty Diesel Truck Produced by RAM Promises Fuel-Efficiency

Recently, RAM Trucks has taken the wraps off of the first ever light-duty pickup truck to be powered by diesel in the form of the 2014 RAM 1500. A couple months back in February of 2013, the brand released a statement that they would be manufacturing such a vehicle, and to the satisfaction of pickup fans everywhere, they have finally delivered.

The sturdy new RAM 1500 will feature a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that achieves a horsepower of 240 with a torque of 420 pound-feet. While this number might seem like an inferior performance when compared to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 model, but the brand claims that the EcoDiesel engine will provide the same towing capacity.

In addition to these two engines being offered as options for the 2014 RAM 1500, drivers will also have a choice of a Pentastar V6 engine. Each engine is accompanied by an eight-speed transmission and starts at a price of $25,395 or $24,200 without its destination fee.

No official EPA rating has been released yet, but the Chrysler Group claims that the diesel-powered vehicle will achieve a fuel economy that is best in its class. While the V6 EcoDiesel engine option comes at an additional cost of $2,850, the brand estimates that the diesel will cover this cost in less than three years thanks to the aerodynamic panels underneath its body that give it an extremely low drag coefficient, stop-start technology, and active grille shutters.

The anticipated pickup truck is slated to make its production debut later in the fall and St. Marys Chrysler Dodge Jeep will have all the details here on our blog. In the meantime, feel free to stop by our Saint Marys, OH showroom to view our new RAM and used RAM models.

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