2020 Ram 1500’s New EcoDiesel Horsepower and Torque Revealed


After a long wait, and conveniently the reveals of both Ford and GM’s light-duty full-size pickup engines, Ram has officially revealed the power of its second-generation EcoDiesel V6 for the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. The engine is a 3.0-liter V6 — much like last years — but now it generates a massive 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.


Ram has pushed out a whole 20 more horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque over the previous engine! The company says there were a number of changes that made it possible to achieve those numbers, notably a water-cooled variable geometry turbo, reduced compression ratio, lighter pistons, revised intake ports, a new fuel injection system, and a new exhaust gas recirculation system.


The incredible power puts the new Ram diesel at the top of its class for torque. Behind it is the 2.0-liter inline-six inside the 2020 Chevy Silverado and GMC sierra that makes a bit more power, but less torque at only 460 pound-feet. The Ram engine also hits peak torque at only 1,600 rpm, which is sooner than the Ford F-150’s 3.0-liter V6 which doesn’t get to peak until 1,750 rpm.  The Ram’s maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds also tops the F-150 diesel’s 11,400 pounds. 


We still don’t know everything about the new EcoDiesel engine. Ram hasn’t announced payload capacity, pricing, or fuel economy. We expect that the fuel economy will be slightly improved compliments of the turbo, but we will have to wait until closer to the engines release in the fourth quarter of 2019. 


We do know that the engine will be available in every single trim and configuration of the 2020 Ram 1500 including the Rebel, which used to be gas only. 


We can’t wait to hear more about this new engine!

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