What is the Ram EcoDiesel Engine?

September 6th, 2019 by

Ram EcoDiesel Engine

You already know the EcoDiesel engine as one of the most distinctive features of leading RAM trucks like the RAM 1500, but just what is the Ram EcoDiesel engine and what can it offer Moose Jaw drivers? Just a few highlights include:

  • Class-Exclusive Performance
  • Up to 240 hp
  • Up to 420 lb-ft of Torque
  • B20 Biodiesel Capability

How Does the EcoDiesel Engine Work?

First introduced via Dodge trucks in the late ’70s, the Dodge EcoDiesel engine was performance-focused. Chrysler has never been afraid of going right back to basics to ensure the finest performance, and that’s exactly why recent RAM 1500 models have an EcoDiesel engine option.

This innovative powerhouse began life as a block of compacted graphite iron and aluminum twin-cam heads. Chrysler then added:

  • Advanced Clean Diesel Technology
  • B20 Biodiesel Capability
  • Standard Active Air® Grille Shutters

The EcoDiesel helps define every vehicle it finds itself powering. For example, the RAM 1500 is the industry’s only half-ton pickup with an available diesel engine.

EcoDiesel Engine Efficiency and Power

The EcoDiesel offers just three liters of displacement, but it still provides an exceptional degree of power. When you’re towing between Maple Creek and Rosetown or passing slower vehicles on your way into Kindersley, you’ll call on:

  • Up to 240 hp
  • Up to 420 lb-ft of torque

Engine speed is limited to 4,800 rpm, though wide-open up-shifts occur close to 4,000 rpm. It’s all tamed by 8-speed ZF Torqueflite 8HP7 transmission for exceptional efficiency, and that’s just one reason why it’s more of an eco-friendly choice.

The EcoDiesel is B20 compatible, making it a relatively low emissions vehicle. There’s a diesel oxidation catalyst to snuff out CO2 emissions, a diesel particulate filter to capture particulate, and a selective catalytic reduction system to limit nitrous oxide emissions. The 8-gallon diesel exhaust fluid tank level is relayed to the drivers in real-time via an in-dash gauge – that’s an industry first feature.

Check Out the EcoDiesel V6 and Other Ram Engine Options

You’ll find the latest RAM lineup available now from Crestview Chrysler, and we even offer added incentives like a lifetime engine warranty and specials on vehicles like the RAM 1500. To find out more, feel free to contact us today or visit the showroom for a closer look.

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