With the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models just a few months away from making their public debut, we are starting to see more pre-production models testing around Metro Detroit. Our spy photographers have caught a 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport Crew Cab 4×4 equipped with the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 out testing on the backroads.
While we don’t know much more about the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, our sources are telling us that the upcoming diesel torque numbers will surpass the recently released numbers of the new 3.0-liter Duramax I6 diesel (277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft of torque) that will be powering the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will implement new turbocharger technology with a low-friction bearing designed for low end and transient performance. The upgraded engine will also feature low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide an enhanced combustion system with a new injector nozzle, piston bowl, and glow plug with an integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion.
This pre-production model also features a new “Sport” graphic on the side of the box. We have seen this graphic before, on auto show models of the new Heavy Duty Sport models. However, it seems the decal didn’t make it on to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty models. So could this be a new option for the 2020 model year? It seems likely.
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