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DULUTH, Minnesota — As abundant as some auto drivers adulation agent engines because they aftermath massive amounts of adeptness for towing, add Ram to the account of brands that adulation them alike added for bearing massive bags of cash: $4,995 for the all-new 3.0L V6 Ecodiesel that joins the Ram 1500 calendar after this year.
The new Ecodiesel V6 will accept the accomplished towing accommodation amid agent light-duty pickups, a decidedly assisting theatre of the Truck War.
The agent can tow a best-in-class 12,560 pounds. It additionally leads the antagonism by breeding a whopping 480 pound-feet of torque, the force that’s best carefully associated with the adeptness to tow abundant loads.
The new Ecodiesel additionally costs $3,000 added than the allegorical Hemi V8. The new agent debuts in the 2020 Ram 1500 in the fourth division of this year. An eight-speed automated manual is standard.
Fiat Chrysler doesn’t accept official EPA ammunition abridgement estimates for the agent yet. Given the Ecodiesel’s greater towing accommodation and power, it’d be abominable if Ram matches the Silverado’s 23 mpg in the city, 33 on the artery and 27 in accumulated driving. Equally, it’ll be a above disappointment if the new Ecodiesel can’t beat the old Ram 1500 diesel’s 20/27/23 mpg rating.
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The agent is around all new. New genitalia accommodate the block, heads, valvetrain, pistons and a whopping 80% of the engine. Fiat Chrysler builds the agent at a bulb that specializes in diesels in Cento, Italy, area the automaker has its agent development headquarters.
Ram will abide to action its old, second-generation 3.0L V6 in the Ram Classic auto for at atomic the blow of this year. That agent is a active little moneymaker, too. It’s a $4,495 advantage on the Ram Classic.
Chrysler hasn’t appear whether it’ll accumulate architecture the Ram Classic, which is the antecedent bearing of its pickup, abutting year. The bulb that produces it is accepted to about-face to architecture a brace of new Jeeps at some point, so the Classic’s canicule are numbered.
Ram’s adulatory 10 years aback Fiat Chrysler’s founding CEO Sergio Marchionne spun the pickups off from Dodge to actualize a abstracted cast aloof for pickups and bartering vans. The accommodation to accumulate the Classic in assembly alongside the cast new Ram 1500 that debuted aftermost year has been acceptable to Ram, appropriation the cast accomplished Chevrolet to No. 2 in the angry action amid auto brands.
Ram was aboriginal to action a agent in its light-duty 1500 pickups a few years ago, in allotment because Fiat Chrysler’s European engineers are absolute whizzes with diesels. Ford followed and GM abutting the affray beforehand this year with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Chevy’s new 3.0L agent straight-six is on auction now in 2020 Silverados. It costs $3,890 added than the Silverado 1500’s abject 2.7L turbocharged and $2,495 added than a 5.3L V8, the aforementioned Chevy accuse to advancement to its top gasoline engine, a 6.2L achievement V8. Ford, like Ram, accuse $4,995 added for its 3.0L agent V6 than for the F-150’s abject gasoline V6.
I aloof spent a day active the new Ram 1500 agent through the hills and forests of arctic Minnesota’s Iron Range. In barter for that aboriginal access, I promised not to address about the truck’s achievement until Tuesday. Come aback to Freep.com again to apprentice about the pickup’s achievement on and off alley and with a trailer.
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This commodity originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: 2020 Ram 1500 to allegation $4,995 for heavy-towing, fuel-saving diesel
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