The new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel proves that Ram is onto something incredible. This powertrain has far surpasses the company’s expectations for the initial demand for this oil-burner. More than 8000 orders were reportedly received by Ram within the first three days of opening up orders, filling the initial allocation for this configuration.
This month started the production for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Next month will begin the shipment of the trucks to the consumers. One thing to keep in mind that has been pointed out by Ram is that many buyers who ordered an EcoDiesel have already paid for the truck. This purchase was made despite not having test-driven the truck when it will be equipped with the 3.0 liter turbo diesel V-6 engine. This is a true testament to how eager buyers are for this sort of vehicle.
The only half-ton truck available with a diesel is the Ram 1500. Ram sees this as incremental business by having the only truck that can offer best-in-class fuel economy of 28 mpg. Especially since it is combined with 9200 lbs of towing capacity. The EPA rating is 20/28 mpg for rear-wheel0drive models and 19/27 mpg city/highway for four-wheel-drive models. This is much higher than any other half-ton pickup. The EcoDiesel also makes 420 lb-ft of torque, competing with many other trucks’ V-8 engines.
The EcoDiesel-equipped Ram models are currently being built by Ram in “popular configurations”. Although, customers that still place orders to spec their truck out with a wide range of combinations. All Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models are equipped with eight-speed automatic transmissions and cost ranges based on trim.
Your dealer of Ram 1500 St. Louis wants you to try out the new EcoDiesel and see what you think. Check out All Star Dodge for more information.