Ram announced this week that the 2020 Ram 1500 is going to be available with an all-new 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel power plant when it goes on sale this Fall.

Powered by the new third-generation EcoDiesel, the 2020 Ram 1500 will become America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque.  It will also become the most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds. 

“The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, following up on Ram’s Heavy Duty torque leadership and achieving what no other manufacturer has, with up to 480 lb.-ft. of torque in a 3.0-liter engine,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “The all-new EcoDiesel engine and our eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain technologies deliver the highest available fuel efficiency for our Ram 1500 customers.”

 

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will available in all models and configurations including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.  It goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Additionally, the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will be offered with the new third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel as an optional power plant.  Contact your dealer for details.

 

To meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners, Ram says the new turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers – with its increased torque and horsepower – minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

 

2020 3.0-liter EcoDiesel 

The third-generation enhancements build on the EcoDiesel V-6’s previous success, whose attributes and performance made it a winner of “Wards 10 Best Engines Award” for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).

The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel’s 480 lb.-ft. of torque is 60 ft.-lb. more than the earlier generation.  The increased torque is produced at a low peak of 1,600 rpm – improved from the previous peak of 2,000 rpm.  Horsepower – at 260 – is an increase of 20 hp from the earlier model.

 

The EcoDiesel V-6 uses a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods for strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.

 

Ram 1500 for 2020

According to Ram, the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup continues to be the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup including:

  • Up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability (5.7-liter HEMI V-8) and 2,300 pounds of payload.
  • The eTorque mild hybrid system delivering improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations.
  • New Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L.
  • Active safety and security systems including adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking.
  • Class-leading ride and handling via a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension with automatic load leveling.
  • Twice the interior (cabin) storage capacity versus the competition.

More detail and pricing for the full 2020 Ram 1500 lineup will be available closer to launch.

Built in the US

The 2020 Ram 1500 is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Warranty

The 2020 Ram 1500 (including the 3.0L EcoDiesel) is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.

In addition, the standard three-year / 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.

The team at inwheeltime.com  will keep you updated on the new 2020 Ram 1500 as information comes available.