Ram’s 3-liter EcoDiesel V-6 has been named one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016, the third consecutive year EcoDiesel has been named to the list.
Bob Lee, vice president and head of engine, powertrain and electrified propulsion systems engineering, says engineers introduced new strategies to better manage combustion in the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel for the 2016 itteration, along with developing additional controls to shape torque demand.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the 2016 Ram 1500 pickup at 21 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.
“The 3.0-liter from FCA was one of three diesels in pickup trucks we tested this year for Wards 10 Best Engines, and we expected a tough fight among them all,” says Tom Murphy, executive editor WardsAuto World. “But the Ram 1500 proved superior and continues to impress us with ideal measures of power, torque, refinement and luxury-car smoothness. “