U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 10-04-2013, 10:36 AM
 
3,441 posts, read 1,730,523 times
Reputation: 5081

Advertisements

I read, awhile back, that Dodge would be soon coming out with a 6 cyl diesel engine in their Ram trucks.
They touted it as..........." power of a V-8 with the economy of a 6 "........( reminds me of Ford's add on its Eco Boost 6 cyl)

I have heard nothing since about it.
Anybody know WHEN/IF Dodge is releasing the 6 Cyl diesel engine in the Ram trucks ?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-04-2013, 10:42 AM
 
933 posts, read 805,152 times
Reputation: 1265
Dodge has the 6.7l inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel from Cummins as an option in their 25/3500 trucks.

But they're bringing a 3.0l V6 turbo diesel as an option for the 1500.

2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Review: Car Reviews

Last edited by Colorado^; 10-04-2013 at 11:28 AM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
2,589 posts, read 3,944,612 times
Reputation: 1632
They implemented this engine over 20 years ago. It is under 6L in displacement, has 12 valves and is good for millions of miles.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 11:36 AM
 
933 posts, read 805,152 times
Reputation: 1265
Those 5.9 are great engines. I can lug my 03' down to 35mph in 6th gear (manual tranny), towing a 5,500lb travel trailer at 6,000ft above sea level up a small grade.

It get's 20mpg unloaded which ain't bad for a 9,000lb 4x4 truck.

No timing belts or chains to replace. Pity diesel is so expensive now-a-days.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
5,730 posts, read 4,072,989 times
Reputation: 4170
The Cummins has been an inline 6 since the beginning and is only in the hd 2500 and up trucks.

the V6 that they (Ram) are coming out with for the 1500 is made by VM Motori, an italian company. GM has the rights to use this engine too so expect to see it in Silverados and Sierras soon.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 12:22 PM
 
3,118 posts, read 2,005,485 times
Reputation: 2024
I so miss my 24valve 5.9L Cummins
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The Boro, TN
2,338 posts, read 1,807,781 times
Reputation: 2242
It's automatic
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:13 PM
 
3,441 posts, read 1,730,523 times
Reputation: 5081
Quote:
Originally Posted by NARFALICIOUS View Post
It's automatic
When looking at trucks last year, I was told there are no more manuals in 1500 trucks regardless of the brand.

That irritated me ,also.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
4,074 posts, read 4,133,597 times
Reputation: 2902
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teddy52 View Post
When looking at trucks last year, I was told there are no more manuals in 1500 trucks regardless of the brand.

That irritated me ,also.
Really? That sucks! The 3/4 and a 1ts are slowing doing away with manuals as well. Heck, their trying to replace the manuals in big trucks with autos. Is America really that lazy or unable to learn to drive stick? Sorry, didn't mean to get on a rant.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: SW MO
596 posts, read 459,318 times
Reputation: 554
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVTRay View Post
Really? That sucks! The 3/4 and a 1ts are slowing doing away with manuals as well. Heck, their trying to replace the manuals in big trucks with autos. Is America really that lazy or unable to learn to drive stick? Sorry, didn't mean to get on a rant.
The biggest logical reason I have heard for manuals not being offered is that automatics are more compact. The epicyclic gearsets in modern autos allows for more gears without range splitting than a manual in a given space. More gears allows for slightly lower RPMs in light load situations and slight improvements in fuel mileage. A torque converter is also smaller in diameter for being able to transmit a certain amount of torque than a regular single-plate clutch. That's why the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 (the only light-duty trucks still offered with a stick) have the diesel detuned from 800 ft-lbs to 650 ft-lbs with the stick. You could put in a suitably stout manual but it would be larger than the slushbox and take away from space in the super-ultra-mega-extra-club-cab.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top