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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Sets New Fuel-Economy Benchmark of 28 MPG;
Ram Now Owns Top Two Spots in Pickup -Segment Rankings
February 4, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The EcoDiesel-powered 2014
Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever
achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup.
It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small
The breakthrough results mean Ram keeps the half-ton fuel-economy
record set last year by the 2013 Ram 1500. Equipped with a 3.6-liter
Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, the truck earned 25 mpg highway, a
rating that stands for model-year 2014.
The Ram 1500 now owns the half-ton pickup segment's top two spots in
the EPA's 2014 highway fuel-economy rankings.
"The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is truly in a class of it's own with
28 MPG and the ability to tow 9200 pounds," says Reid Bigland,
President and CEO Ram Truck Brand. "To put the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
in context, it gets 6 mpg better fuel economy than the best F150
Eco-Boost. Overall, the Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel has outstanding pick-up
truck capability with compact-car-like fuel economy."
The EcoDiesel is the first and only advanced-technology turbo-diesel
offering in the half-ton pickup segment. In addition to superior fuel
economy, it delivers peak torque of 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm), which is
unsurpassed among full-size trucks equipped with V-6 engines.
The all-new engine's block and bedplate are made from lightweight
Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). Its performance is enhanced by the
innovative MultiJet 2 common-rail fuel-injection system, which is
exclusive in North America to Chrysler Group.
MultiJet 2's high-dispersion nozzles and advanced-technology
servovalve can accommodate up to eight fuel-injection events per
cylinder cycle. This mitigates noise and improves low-speed throttle
response, while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The all-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel features state-of-the-art Selective
Catalytic Reduction (SCR), high-pressure cooled Exhaust Gas
Recirculation (EGR), variable swirl intake ports and a
variable-geometry turbocharger. All contribute to 50-state compliance
with Tier 2-Bin 5/LEV II emissions regulations.
Named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2014, the EcoDiesel V-6 was a
significant factor in the Ram 1500's selection as 2014 Motor Trend
Truck of the Year. The Ram 1500 is the first vehicle to win this
prestigious award in back to back years.
Chrysler Group's segment-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic
transmission further improves the Ram 1500's fuel efficiency. While
enabling optimal engine speed in a wide range of driving conditions,
the advanced-technology gearbox benefits from a thermal-management
system that quickly warms transmission oil to reduce pumping losses
associated with cold, low-viscosity fluid.
The 2014 Ram 1500's efficiencies are not restricted to powertrain
technologies. Other key features include:
Active grille shutters that optimize air flow for improved
Electric Power Steering (EPS), which relieves the engine from
constantly turning a hydraulic pump
Thoughtful material-use strategies that leverage lightweight aluminum
for components such as hoods that do not compromise capability
Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, plus $1,195
destination. The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite eight-speed
automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly
equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with TorqueFlite 8-speed
Ordering for EcoDiesel models begins Feb. 7.
The 2014 Ram 1500 is backed with an unsurpassed five-year
/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited
warranty, which is transferrable, 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
The 2014 Ram 1500 is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren,
Mich.), which has assembled more than 12.5 million trucks since it
started operations in 1938. Regular Cab models of the 2014 Ram 1500
are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and
clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle
brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand
to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new
features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses
its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty
owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day,
Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks
on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by
investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great
looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further
enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to
commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles
to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to
deliver a total package.
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