2018 Ram 1500 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel is a hugely anticipated model in the pickup truck world. Several news and rumors have come up that are in concern with engine updates to this upcoming model. It’s because the current generation already bears some great engines with brawny output and several analysts have made assumptions that the company is only going to improve these engines.
2018 Ram 1500 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel Engine Specs
It has been reported that a slew of upgrades is going to take place in engines that already exists which are used in the current generation model. One of the most important engine in the Ram 1500 line-up is the 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel. Output of this V6 EcoDiesel in current models goes as 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 HP. On marking the significance to this new generation, 2018 Ram 1500 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel is likely to produce higher outputs as compared to the current one.
As new regulations concerned with emissions, the company is certainly going to make this engine more fuel efficient. However one big question remains whether the outputs will be sacrificed for achieving better fuel economy.
The current generation model has its mileage figures as 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highways and 23 mpg combined with 2WD and 19/27/22 mpg respectively with AWD. These figures are going to see improvements in this upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel.
Since the company is all set to make improvements on fuel efficiency, several tweaks here and there will be done. The current V6 EcoDiesel is already compact and efficient as aluminum cylinders have been used. Furthermore, this engine’s block has been made out of CGI (Compacted Graphite Iron).
What’s likely to be done in this 2018 Ram 1500 3.0 liter V6 EcoDiesel is a further reduction in overall weight. This is possible by 60˚ mount of the V configuration instead of the typical 90˚. Also to note, this V6 EcoDiesel is the 1st engine with a dual overhead camshaft which has been used in Ram 1500 pickup truck.
One of the most interesting features of this engine is the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) reduction which makes it more productive. Along with the planned improvements in fuel economy, if improvements are made in hauling and towing capacity, then this is certainly going to raise the bar of the competition.
Changes and Price
Not just the engine and performance, this 2018 Ram 1500 is going to see refinements in its exterior and interior as well. The outer visuals are going to be refined with some characteristic changes. This would be influenced by a refreshed front fascia. All in all, this upcoming Ram 1500 is probably going to look different from its predecessors.
Considering all the improvements that are going to take place, there’s no doubt that the company will slightly increase its pricing. Although the exact details are yet to sourced out, this 2018 Ram 1500 will cost more than existing models. Expect this pickup truck to be launched during the fall of 2017.