RAM 1500 Diesel...

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tcartwri

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Thought it was supposed to be out by now. Haven't even seen a pre-production test or review.
 
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My money says it will never happen in a 1/2 ton. The gas motors are just too good.

Chris
 
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They said it won't be available until fall. I hope we see one soon.
 
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Not practical but there maybe a market for people who think there is an advantage to having a 1/2 ton diesel in the US. Or they need the status of driving a diesel.
 
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Exactly...... What would be the huge advantage ? With all the restrictions, additives, higher fuel cost, and expensive repair parts the manufacturers have figured out the slim market isn't worth the certification involved. The huge heavy cast iron engine blocks place extra weight on the front suspension. Go heavy diesel or lite gas.
 
  
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ummm... they're already rolling off the assembly line. I thought they would be in dealers by now though.

More torque than the Hemi btw.
 
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I like how every manufacturer now has a "Eco" line of engines. Everyone is folling Fords lead.

Chris

EcoBoost is just marketing.

GM has had turbocharged direct injected engines for longer than Ford.

They may not use them in trucks, yet, but they have had them around for quite a while now.
 
 
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