One of America’s favorite trucks receives a major drivetrain upgrade! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – October 7, 2019 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel The 2020 EcoDiesel equipped RAM truck lineup. Following on the superlative experiences with the first gen 3.0L EcoDiesel over the previous 4 years, RAM recently announced that its more powerful and vastly reengineered 260 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque super diesel will provide new owners with an eye opening towing cap of 12,560 pounds, a 22/32 mpg city/highway rating, and over 1,000-miles range as a 4X2! As a 4WD, owners will receive a 21/29 mpg city/highway rated full size pickup. We are re talking about full size pickup trucks here, not a midsize and compact CUV or compact pickup. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4X2 Quad Cab in Tradesman trim will start at $36,890, plus $1,695 D&H. The EcoDiesel itself is a $4,995 option, or $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque ($3,300 on Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel and Laramie base models). The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Crew Cab is also offered with the third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel. Pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel (Crew Cab 4x2) starts at $39,140, plus destination. The 3.0L EcoDiesel incorporates a standard dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) w/ 4 valves per cylinder and a 60-degree cylinder ban angle. The block is cast with compacted graphite iron (CGI), which provides strength to dampen vibrations, but weighs less than cast iron. A compacted graphite iron bedplate adds rigidity to the block. Inside, a standard forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods increase strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers. Looking back, these are just a few of the details we have covered both on last gen EcoDiesel and the various trucks then have been found in including the latest 2019 RAM 1500, arguably the best pickup available today. This upcoming super diesel will be reaching dealership showrooms shortly. The Most Fuel Efficient Full-Sized Super Truck in History Becomes More Powerful and Efficient!!! 2018 RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab with the Award Winning 3.0L EcoDiesel - $14k off! 2019 RAM 1500 Mild Hybrid 2016 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Dominates PickupTrucks.com Fuel Economy Challenge 2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel Review All-new, third gen, 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel The third generation of the turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6 delivers increased torque and hp, along with over the top efficiency with the lowest NVH from a RAM turbo diesel in history. In the 2020 Ram 1500, the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque and 260 hp at 3,600 rpm. To reach all of these specs, designers improved fuel economy and performance with the following additions: A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry is more efficient and provides improved RPM response Redesigned intake ports to improve performance and efficiency Introduction of a dual, high-pressure and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system. The EcoDiesel’s redesigned low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system makes a significant contribution to improved fuel economy and lower NOx The compression ratio has been increased from 16.0:1 to 16.5:1 High-pressure (29,000 psi) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles were redesigned Combustion chamber geometry optimized to improve fuel economy Redesigned aluminum-alloy pistons use thinner piston rings and advanced coatings on the side skits to reduce friction improving efficiency The piston pin is offset 0.3 degrees from the centerline to reduce “piston slap” against the cylinder wall, minimizing NVH The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a sandwiched polymer/metal material to reduce NVH The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is 50 percent larger and incorporates a new-generation diesel oxidation catalyst with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system to reduce NOx New-generation brake system vacuum pump with low-friction blades contributes to improved fuel economy The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.