Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, front 3-quarter view An image of the 3.0-liter turbodiesel in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDieselThe 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on Ward’;s Automotive 2014 10 Very best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor produced the engine, Ward’;s also makes note of the fact that the very same lump goes in diesel versions of the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli. They are tuned a bit in a different way, naturally, with the QP putting out 275 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, the smaller sized, lighter Ghibli producing do with the very same quantity of horses but a reduced torque output of 420 lb-ft.

The 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet put out by the oil-burning 6-cylinder in the Ram was tamed with a host of advances, but it seems that Ram hasn’;t tamed demand: the first allocation of 8,000 engines was spoken for inside 3 days of the truck going on sale. Head above to Ward’;s to study the story of how Ram worked out the equation light-duty-pickup + diesel = success.

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