Ram Trucks began shipping Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks to U.S. dealers from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan on Wednesday.
Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's certification of 28 miles per gallon highway, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 orders for the truck.
The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup can be equipped with a new, 3.0L diesel engine mated to the 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The new, 24-valve, dual-overhead-cam (DOHC) EcoDiesel is a turbocharged 60-degree V-6. It generates 240 hp at 3,600 rpm and produces 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is enabled for 9,200 pounds of towing capacity, according to the manufacturer.
Trucks are expected to arrive in showrooms across the U.S. during the next eight days. Check out the video below, shot at the Warren Truck Assembly plant:
Additional information can be found in the Work Truck article, "2014 Ram 1500 Features New 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel."
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- 2014 Ram 1500 Features New 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet
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