By Drew Johnson
Friday, Jun 28th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
 
Ram has released tentative pricing information and the first images of its upcoming 2014 1500 EcoDiesel. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be the only diesel-powered light-duty pickup truck offered in the segment.

Ram hasn't released full pricing information for the 2014 1500 EcoDiesel, but says the 3.0L turbo diesel V6 option will carry a $2,850 premium over a similarly equipped truck with the automaker's 5.7L HEMI V8. Given that the 2014 Ram 1500 will list from $24,200 (not including a $1,095 destination charge), the EcoDiesel should have a starting MSRP somewhere in the neighborhood of $28,400.

Ram hasn't announced fuel economy figures for the 240 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque motor, but promises the 1500 EcoDiesel will return best-in-class fuel economy. The gas-powered Ram 1500 V6 is currently the fuel economy champ with a highway rating of 25mpg.

The 50-state legal Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be mated exclusively to Chrysler's new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

Look for Ram's lineup of 2014 1500 models to roll into dealer showrooms during the fourth quarter of 2013.