2014 Ram 1500 Diesel V-6 Pricing Announced
It’s official. The 2014 Ram 1500 will be available with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
The up-charge: $2,850.
Chrysler released the pricing information today.
The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 option package.
“It’s a great differentiator in the marketplace because we will be the only ones with a half-ton pickup truck with a diesel engine,” said Ram Truck CEO and president Reid Bigland after the media event today at the Auburn Hills-based automaker’s Chelsea Proving Grounds.
“I think we’ve got something on paper that looks very intriguing and I think that should do very well for us in the marketplace.”
Aptly branded EcoDiesel, the new 3.0-liter powerplant is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque ¬is noticeably more efficient than all V-6 gasoline engines in the half-ton category.
Ram’s EcoDiesel – developed and manufactured by VM Motori (a Chrysler supplier since 1992) – is one of the most advanced diesel engines in the marketplace.
Equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter, and selective catalytic reduction, it will be emissions-compliant in all 50 states.
The new Ram 1500 also is equipped with a capless fuel filler system for re-filling convenience.
Chrysler also announced an all-new 6.4-liter Hemi engine with best-in-class power for heavy duty models; 5-link coil suspension with optional air suspension on Ram 2500; and a supplemental air bag suspension option on Ram 3500