Sep 16, 2022 at 1:40 PM
  1. TDRComm Staff Member

    TDR Members:

    Here's some BIG news from Stellantis out this week: they've just announced the end to the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel series trucks. We all have lots to say on this, but we'll let you read the press release below and await your take on this announcement. Have fun with this one.

    TDR Staff


    Last Call: Ram Offers Diesel Enthusiasts Final Opportunity to Purchase Benchmark Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel production concludes in January 2023 after nearly a decade of light-duty diesel powertrain leadership
    • Ram celebrates its commitment to powertrain leadership with a truckload of pioneering fuel-saving systems, efficient mild-hybrid engines and with a portfolio of electrified options on the horizon
    • Ram 1500 lineup offers the most fuel-efficient 4x4s and the quickest, fastest and most powerful pickup truck straight from the factory
    September 13, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram Truck is commemorating nearly a decade of EcoDiesel production and the benchmark powertrain innovation it produced. The stand-alone truck brand is offering consumers a final opportunity to order its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel model. Production of the 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will conclude in January 2023, marking the end of an era.

    Introduced in 2014, with a significant upgrade integrated for the 2020 model year, the EcoDiesel V-6 engine provided a host of impressive powertrain milestones only seen in a Ram truck.

    “Our Ram EcoDiesel V-6 engine has delighted consumers with the highest half-ton diesel torque rating and towing capability while being the first to exceed 1,000 miles of range,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “As we quickly pivot toward an electrified future, we wanted to celebrate this last EcoDiesel milestone by offering our loyal light-duty diesel enthusiasts a final opportunity to order the truck they love.”

    Ram will offer a 1500 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) pickup truck in 2024, a full portfolio of electrified solutions in the majority of its segments by 2025 and in all segments by 2030.

    The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in Crew Cab 4x4 models and can be ordered now. EcoDiesel will be available in Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited models.

    Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Milestones

    2014

    3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel Engine Introduced
    The Ram 1500 was the first modern half-ton, full-size pickup to offer durable, efficient diesel technology. With the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel’s historic debut, Ram customers could enjoy class-leading fuel economy and range, along with torque that was unsurpassed by any full-size truck with a V-6 engine. The EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 earned a 28-mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a half-ton, full-size pickup. It also exceeded the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked midsize pickup.

    This 28-mpg rating opened the flood gates when dealers opened for orders – more than 8,000 trucks equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine were sold in the first 72 hours of availability. Initial demand was strong as demonstrated by the number of orders already paid for by customers — twice the corporate average of sold customer orders on a truck that had yet to be test driven at the time.

    2020

    Ram 1500 EcoDiesel - America’s Half-ton Diesel Torque Leader
    The 2020 Ram 1500 was America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds. The new-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel reinforced Ram Truck’s commitment to powertrain leadership and led the segment in fuel economy. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x2 scored 32 mpg highway and 29 mpg highway for 4x4 models. Ram EcoDiesel’s range exceeded 1,000 miles per fill-up, the highest among all pickup trucks. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was available in all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.


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Discussion in 'Articles' started by TDRComm, Sep 16, 2022.

    1. dieselwagon
      dieselwagon
      So, they're commemorating a milestone by ending production of what they describe is a successful truck, loved by loyal diesel enthusiasts. "Happy anniversary, I thought this would be the ideal time to let you know, you're dead to me after this". That's quite a "spin" going on in this press release...to say it's insulting to our intelligence seems gentle.
    2. Parks
      Parks
      Maybe we will see a diesel hybrid?? And not one with a generator setting in the bed.
      dieselwagon, roadking and Tuesdak like this.
    3. Regcabguy
      Regcabguy
      My friend had so many recalls and a blown turbo that left him stranded that he traded it in on an F-150 Ecoboost.
      He had it 6 months.
    4. TDRadmin
      TDRadmin
      Succinct summary. I couldn't have said it better.

      RP
      Tuesdak likes this.
    5. Ozymandias
      Ozymandias
      What a shame.

      They say it's the greatest Truck ever, industrial benchmark, best in several segments, sold in big numbers but now we are going to shut it down for no reason.

      Marchionne is rotating in his grave, I can feel the vibration... :(
    6. Regcabguy
      Regcabguy
      The Cummins 5.0 V-8 would not have delivered the fuel economy but would have run forever.

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