Ram 1500 to Get Diesel Engine

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The Ram 1500 is a trusty workhorse and you really couldn’t argue with the fact that a diesel engine hidden under its hood would bering a bouquet of assets to the car. We know, we’ve recently received the 2013 version, with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a start-stop system, so we won’t get another technical change too soon. However, according to Allpar, the Ram 1500 will eventually receive an oil burner.
The aforementioned source claims that Chrysler has already put together a few one-off diesel Ram 1500 test mules that use the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 3.0-liter VM Motori V6 unit and that the company wants to bring this option to the market.

According to PickupTrucks, the unit could be tweaked to deliver over 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque, which would offer the Ram 1500 a towing capacity of over 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg), a key selling argument in this class.
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