2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine

 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 06:10:45 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 41 users
9 photos
2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine 2014 Dodge Ram Features a Smaller EcoBoost V6 Engine
With the rise in petrol prices it is unwise to opt for a fuel gorging semi truck. Dodge however, sensing this fall in demand have come up with a unique solution. They have used their V6 Eco Boost F 150 engine on the Ram. When this engine was first introduced into their lineup, industry stalwarts were skeptical about this being General Motor’s V8 replacement.

Critics were however silenced soon as sales increased manifold right after this engine was introduced. Customers were actually elated that General Motor finally launched a fuel efficient engine for their favorite trucks. This new breed of engines may not be powerful enough as its predeceasing V8, although they provide better refinement and fuel efficiency and are hence popular. Dodge is planning to use its latest Ecotec3 engines on its new breed of cars while Chrysler is set to follow suit soon.

This 3.0 liter Ecotec3 engine is based on a long line of engines, designed by Italian marine diesel engine developer VM Motori. The company was in a former tie up with Fiat and hence their experience with car engines date back a long way. Current ownership rights have been split up 50: 50. Hence there should not be much trouble with future projects and partnerships.

An Eco diesel engine was initially designed for Cadillac and even though the engine is used in various vehicles from Cadillac, General Motors is using it in its other brands as well.
Jeep still features some of these engines while Dodge will enter the fray by year end. This engine will be available however for a premium price tag, upwards of $4,000 on its base price.

Additional tax benefits should be meted out to its customers by the Governments, although high production costs push up the base price per model. Driving this monster was worth the thrill, even though performance may have seen a minor downfall. General refinement is at an all time high and a Ram as smooth handling as this, was a distant dream even a few years back.

The Eco Diesel 4.0 liter V6 displaces a smooth 420 ft lb of torque @ 2,000 RPM. This favors smooth acceleration along with a moderate top speed. Handling however needs special mention as advanced traction control measures have been implemented to make sure that this vehicle stays on road under all circumstances. All weather tires ensure better performance and grip while generous suspension and trim level ensures maximum comfort and safety for the passengers. Engine options have been mated to an eight speed transmission system which ensures better power distribution.

Acceleration and flexibility on this vehicle has been increased while turbo chargers ensure optimum power generation even on this relatively smaller engine block. This is one Ram which is set to be practical as well as sporty. Dodge can finally pick up falling sales across the country while Mother Concern General Motors is also set to benefit from this move. We sure hope Dodge comes up with a fuel efficient Viper next year.
Latest Auto News
Jaguar Land Rover to come up with more Special Operations vehicles division plan
Jaguar Land Rover plans for new tuning division future vehicles turning its attention towards Defender as with more Special Operation Vehicles with an SVR badge. JLR promises nimble response for the demand of both...

Ferrari 458 to launch new V8 twin-turbo

Ferrari 458 to launch new V8 twin-turbo

 
Friday, October 31, 2014 16:02:47
 
Ferrari will be launching its downsized new V8 powered twin-turbo destined for replacement 458 Italia marking as new start era next spring at Geneva Motor Show under the chairman of Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne. Ferrari...

Chrysler Studies Aluminum-Bodied Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Studies Aluminum-Bodied Jeep Wrangler

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 08:25:38
 
Like it or not, change is coming to the Jeep Wrangler. It is something that had to be expected for the iconic four-wheel-driver vehicle. According to Automotive News, Chrysler, now a subsidiary of Fiat, has been...

Bentley GT3-R Continental Reveals its First Review

Bentley GT3-R Continental Reveals its First Review

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 05:40:28
 
The GT3-R Continental from Bentley has made its fans talking about it even before its launch. Few believe it will be a road legal competing car with a number plate. Few others believe that it is a going to be a special...

Highlights of Sports Star DTM Champion from BMW M4

Highlights of Sports Star DTM Champion from BMW M4

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 03:34:00
 
DTM Champion is a new edition from BMW M4 which has been manufactured in a limited number that ran away in the DTM Championship of this year. For DTM Championship fans, it was the Audi RS7’s Pilot Drive Concept which...

Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 07:42:19
 
Honda Motor’s President and few other executives have decided to take valid amount of pay cuts since the company informed about fifth recalls of its new Jazz Hybrid in the coming year. As per a trustworthy report,...

Next generation Audi RS4 might ditch V8 engine

Next generation Audi RS4 might ditch V8 engine

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 15:46:56
 
The German Company seems to ditch the V8 from its next generation 6-cylinder engine model Audi RS4 across board following footsteps of the BMW M3/M4 which been recently got launched. Perhaps, this is because the...

Trion confirmed Nemesis RR supercar for 2016 with 1500Kw, 435km/h
Californian Supercars Trion within a year time will begin Nemesis RR 1500kW production. Its projects will launch in 2.8 seconds 0-96.6km/h (0-60mph) and having top speed of 435km/h. the 9.0L twin-turbocharged V8...

10 Years Of BMW Series 1 Compact Driving Pleasure

10 Years Of BMW Series 1 Compact Driving Pleasure

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:30:38
 
The BMW 1 Series production started in 2004 at BMW’s plant in Regensburg, which was significantly expanded to manufacture the new model. The new facilities excelled with high levels of efficiency and flexibility,...

Audi Might Launch Range Of Performance Diesels Without RS Badge
Along with the presentation of the RS5 TDI Concept, rumors of a range of performance diesels from Audi began to intensify for a while now. Hollerweger Heinz, director of Quattro GmbH, has revealed some information...

BMW Celebrates 15 Years Of X Models

BMW Celebrates 15 Years Of X Models

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 09:42:56
 
Once upon a time there was the letter X. This letter was first used to describe a BMW from the mid 80s to indicate that the car benefit from four-wheel drive technology. 15 years ago, the letter X became the...

Dealers Offer Treats to Halloween Customers

Dealers Offer Treats to Halloween Customers

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 06:08:35
 
Trick or treating and Halloween are meant to go together just like peanut butter and jelly or fish and chips. This year, though, there seems to be a new tradition starting at car dealerships across the country, Halloween...

NHTSA Expands Recall to 6.1 Million as Airbag Issue Explodes

NHTSA Expands Recall to 6.1 Million as Airbag Issue Explodes

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 02:54:34
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its recall of vehicles equipped with Takata-manufactured airbags to 6.1 million vehicles. The expansion follows what seems to be an explosion of...

GM, Chrysler Likely To Rain on Ford F-150 Launch

GM, Chrysler Likely To Rain on Ford F-150 Launch

 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 05:42:35
 
If the world of automobile marketing were politically correct, General Motors and Chrysler would step aside and let Ford have the pickup truck spotlight as the number two automaker stages its awaited launch of the...

Top 10 Concepts From 2014 Paris Motor Show

Top 10 Concepts From 2014 Paris Motor Show

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:55:19
 
The Paris Motor Show has attracted a wide range of automotive concepts this year. These concepts announce the next series models or design lines that carmakers will address in the future. Citroen C1 Urban It's...

Top 10 Series Models Presented At 2014 Paris Motor Show

Top 10 Series Models Presented At 2014 Paris Motor Show

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:43:46
 
The Paris Motor Show this year is over, so it’s time for a quick review of the good stuff we got to see there. Dokker Stepway Dacia / Dacia Lodgy Stepway A double premiere with the Dokker and Lodgy models took...

2014 Paris Motor show Unveils Lamborghini's Asterion Hybrid

2014 Paris Motor show Unveils Lamborghini's Asterion Hybrid

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:34:47
 
Lamborghini has now unveiled its much waited Asterion LPI910-4 during the Paris Motor show, 2014. This model has been named Asterion as it looks like a mythical creature and the Greek word Asterion means nothing...

Paris Motor Show 2014 - Mondial de l'Automobile 2014
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
Visitors online - 12
©2009-2014 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version