Ram has released some new information about its upcoming 2014 1500 EcoDiesel model.
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.