- Oct 18, 2005
- Southern Indiana
The torque chart above shows exactly why I choose the 5.7L Hemi, considering I had the Chevy 5.3L dog motor. Look at how far you gotta rev that thing to get any torque out of it. What a pig! :yuck:
The Hemi takes care of me, as I tow moderate loads sporadically. For those towing heavy loads more frequently, I would think the arguement for diesel becomes stronger because the Ford EB fuel consumption should drop quite a bit, seeing as it is still a stoicheometric gasoline engine, right?
I guess I still don't see the case for the EB engine - much more expensive than the naturally aspirated V8s, so would not buy for light/moderate towing. Poorer fuel mileage than diesel for heavy towing, and debatable durability?
That torque curve is why I purchased the ecoboost. I liked the ram too but the low payload numbers wouldn't work with my trailer and family on camping trips. The ecoboost was cheaper than the 6.2 liter it replaces so it isn't more expensive.