EcoDiesel

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The EcoDiesel is a diesel engine used in the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee since 2014. Approximately 20% of 2015 Ram 1500s were equipped with the engine, mostly ones sold in North America.[1] FCA uses the EcoDiesel name for two different engines. One is the VM Motori A 630 DOHC 3.0L engine and its North American L 630 variant, which are used in the Ram and Grand Cherokee. The other is a Fiat 3.0L diesel used in the Ram ProMaster.[2][3]

Ram 1500[edit]

The EcoDiesel was optional in the fourth-generation Ram 1500, later designated the Ram 1500 Classic, from 2014 to 2020. In August 2019, FCA announced its availability in the fifth-generation Ram 1500 beginning in 2020.[4]

Second generation
Horsepower: 240 hp (180 kW; 240 PS)
Torque: 420 lb⋅ft (570 N⋅m)
Highest tow rating: 9,290 lb (4,214 kg)
MPG (city/highway): 4×2 21/29, 4×4 21/27

Third generation
Horsepower: 260 hp (190 kW; 260 PS)
Torque: 480 lb⋅ft (650 N⋅m)
Highest tow rating: 12,560 lb (5,697 kg)

Jeep Grand Cherokee[edit]

The EcoDiesel engine is available for an additional $4,500 for Limited, Sterling Edition, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude and Summit trim levels. The 3 liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is able to produce 240 hp (180 kW; 240 PS) and 420 lb⋅ft (570 N⋅m) of torque which allows the vehicle to tow up to 7,400 lb (3,357 kg).

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4*2 MPG is 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4*4 MPG is 28 mpg highway, 21 mpg city

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ram Truck Increases EcoDiesel Mix to 20 Percent of Ram 1500 Pickup Production".
  2. ^ "2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel 3.0L". dieselops.com. Diesel Ops Blog. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ Haymart, Sam. "First drive: 2015 Ram ProMaster 2500 EcoDiesel". dieselops.com. Steed Publications Inc. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  4. ^ https://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20851