Ram Announces New EcoDiesel Max Towing Number
2014 Ram 1500 Achieves New Best-in-class Tow Rating for V-6 Gasoline
- 2014 Ram 1500 with 305 horsepower Pentastar V-6 tows 7,450 lbs.,
topping all base V-6 engines in the segment
- More robust parking system components inside the exclusive 8-speed
transmission allow for greater tow rating
- 3.0-liter EcoDiesel towing capacity rated at 9,200 lbs. -
approaching large V-8 capability
- No direct competitor for new Ram 1500 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with
best-in-class fuel economy that will exceed the current title holder,
Ram's 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine at 25 MPG
The capability race is far from over. The 2014 Ram 1500 takes top spot
in V-6 towing capacity at 7,450 lbs. To reach the best-in-class
number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to
the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite 8 for a higher capacity rating.
"There was more towing capacity in the V-6 Ram 1500 but we needed
to upgrade the transmission to hold the truck and trailer when parked
on steep grades," said Mike Cairns - Chief Engineer, Ram Truck.
"Now that we're building the transmissions ourselves, the
improvements are included in the new assembly. "
Ram also finalized the maximum towing number for the exclusive Ram
1500 EcoDiesel. In a 2WD, two-door, long bed configuration, the new
EcoDiesel will tow up to 9,200 lbs. The new diesel engine approaches
much larger displacement V-8 towing capability with a small but
powerful 3.0-liter V-6 and best-in-class fuel efficiency of better
than 25 MPG on the highway.