Jun 11, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is America’s Half-Ton Diesel Torque Leader: 480 lb.-ft. of Torque

    · New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces highest half-ton diesel torque, achieving 480 lb.-ft. and highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
    · EcoDiesel-powered Ram Rebel offered for first time
    · Ram pickups own the top spots in torque ratings with 480 lb.-ft. (light duty) and 1,000 lb.-ft. (heavy duty)
    · Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling

    June 10, 2019, Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2020 Ram 1500 will become 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 all-new third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel also is expected to lead the segment on fuel economy.

    “The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, following up on Ram’s Heavy Duty torque leadership and achieving what no other manufacturer has, with up to 480 lb.-ft. of torque in a 3.0-liter engine,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “The all-new EcoDiesel engine and our eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain technologies deliver the highest available fuel efficiency for our Ram 1500 customers.”

    The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in all models and configurations including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will go on-sale in the fourth quarter of 2019. Pricing and fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to the truck’s on-sale date.

    The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is also offered with the optional second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel.

    All-new EcoDiesel engine

    The third generation of the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers increased torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners.

    In the 2020 Ram 1500 the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, a 14 percent increase from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V-6, that peaks 400 rpm earlier. Horsepower increases 8 percent to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm.

    Several significant changes contribute to the new EcoDiesel’s improved dynamic and fuel economy performance.

    · A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine (VGT) increases efficiency and responsiveness during transient conditions

    · Redesigned cylinder head intake ports improve swirl and flow, increasing performance and fuel economy

    · The exhaust gas recirculation system design (EGR) has been updated to a dual loop (low and high pressure) system. The added low-pressure circulation system draws gases after the diesel particulate filter, thus minimizing turbocharger energy losses; this increases fuel economy

    · The compression ratio has been optimized to 16.0:1, from 16.5:1

    · High pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct injection fuel injector nozzles were redesigned to match the newly designed and optimized combustion chamber

    · Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons were completely redesigned to include thinner rings and low-friction coating on the pin and side skirts to reduce losses

    · NVH has been reduced by offsetting piston pin by 0.3 millimeters from the centerline - thus minimizing mechanical noises

    · The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a lightweight sandwiched polymer/metal material that further reduces NVH

    · The dual vacuum pump system uses electric and a new mechanical low-friction pump with new blades that improve overall system efficiency

    The upgrades build on the EcoDiesel V-6’s previous success, whose attributes and performance made it a winner of “Wards 10 Best Engines Award” for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).

    The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 uses dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) with four valves per cylinder and a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks. The block is cast with compacted graphite iron, which provides strength to dampen vibrations but weighs less than grey cast iron. A compacted graphite iron bedplate adds rigidity to the block.

    The EcoDiesel V-6 uses a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods for strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers.

    The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.

    Ram 1500

    The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability (5.7-liter HEMI V-8) and 2,300 pounds of payload. Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. As the segment leader, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.

    Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles

    The 2020 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.

    The standard three-year / 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.


    The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

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Discussion in 'Articles' started by TDRAdmin4, Jun 11, 2019.

    1. Bill Lins
      Bill Lins
      NASCAR engines have belt-driven oil pumps. If the belt is stout enough...
    2. TFucili
      Changed every 500 miles???
      Tuesdak and DonFitzwater like this.
    3. Tuesdak
      Find another "independent" dealer. If that doesn't work contact FCA with the contact information they provide in the back of your owner's manual. Dealers are independent of FCA and it's FCA's warranty and "problem". The Dealer's problem is to get paid for the warranty work...

      Note: Some modern engines will set a code for the incorrect weight of engine oil including turning on the SES light.
    4. TCDiesel
      This new VM3.0 will inherit the same problems its predecessor was plague with. It will also suffer with additional problems, When I was under contract at Cat R/R develop similar Multi EGR, the entire Project was abandon, JD 50+ million engine now resides on the shelf with similar technology. I'm Glad My 3.0 is gone and all my family and friends that follow My lead in Buying the 3.0 have followed in selling or trading for Gas.
      IMO the 1/2 Diesel Market is a Dead Horse. The 2019 Limited that replace the ED in six Months of ownership comparing the Mileage Vs cost the 2019 Mile per Mile is equal to the 3.0VM without the Additional $4000.00 3.0VM Price Tag.
      Tuesdak likes this.
    5. promisedland
      Did you go w/the Hemi?
    6. TCDiesel
      Yes, The gasser are getting much Better Mileage, My 2019 gets 2-4MPG better than My 2014 Laramie Loaded Hemi, its and amazing Truck for comfort, Ride and Mileage. Dsl around here is .50-.60 Higher then Gas I compared My cost to 6000 miles on the 3.0 Vs the 5.7 for the same driving and it was only $10.38 difference. Gas here was 2.13 and Dsl was 2.85.

      I would have like to see the 1/2 Ton Dsl survive , it just cannot when Gas cost are at today's level, and the forecast for many years looks promising for Gas in light duty vehicles.

      The VM 3.0 is manufactured in Cento Italy , it has NO American Production, It was Develop By joint venture GM-VM and was designed for GM Europe Cady's, the entire Venture Collapse during the 2008-9 Bankruptcy. The engine does well in Europe's small cars.
      Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
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    7. Blue Mule
      Blue Mule
      For the guy complaining about the 2.4L FCA gas engine... My wife's burned oil like it was sponsored by OPEC for the first 20,000 miles then finally slowed down. Also, switching to 5W30 synthetic helped a LOT.

      As far as the Gen 3 EcoDiesel goes, time will tell. With the nightmare FCA has had with the Gen 2 engine in the U.S. I find it hard to believe that they'd release the new version unless they were certain that it would be dependable. Another disaster of an engine would pretty much kill their half-ton diesel program. So far, I'm loving mine.
    8. Dmanlydad
      I have a truck my wife loves but has had its issues and will have a huge one soon, the 2011 HEMI Ram engine that grinds its cam lobes with locked up roller lifters at 100k miles she has 75k miles and $10k in upgrades! 4x4 Laramie lifted 6” with 20”Fuel May’s and 35” Nittos. I’m ready to trade it in. I can’t forget the ignition jumper wiring kit that’s a recall on the Caravan, Cherokee and Jeep but not Ram?
    9. HPSimpson
      Stay as far way from new 3.0 diesel another disaster from FCA period!.
      TFucili likes this.

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