The diesel-powered 2020 Ram 1500 will reenter the pickup wars with a third-generation 3.0L V-6 that now produces 480 lb.-ft. of torque. Ram Truck had briefly pulled the pickup from its lineup in 2017 amid questions about its emissions testing, which have since been resolved.
The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be able to tow up to 12,560 pounds, and the diesel engine will be offered on all trim grades, including Rebel. The Ram 1500 Classic will offer an optional second-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel.
Ram is pairing the diesel engine with its eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain technologies that were introduced with the 2019 Ram 1500. The engine's torque rating marks a 14% increase from the prior model. Ram has also increased peak horsepower to 260 hp, which would be an 8% increase over the prior diesel pickup.
The diesel engine will be built by VM Motori, an FCA-owned parts supplier based in Ferrara, Italy.
Pricing and fuel economy ratings will be released closer to the truck's on-sale date in the fourth quarter.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet