Kind of interesting reading the Ford truck forums concerning the ED. The threads get quite a bit of attention. Some of the numbers they have been pushing around show the first three gears would be close to the EB in horsepower and tq. First gear for the Ram ED would lay down more HP than the EB and a more tq too. 2nd and third would be very close to if not the same as the EB.
In the upper gears the EB walks away. Since the EB puts down 365 HP it has more power to draw on compared to the 240 hp diesel. The diesel will use the transmission to look for this power (downshifting) where the EB will use the engine then the trans.
If it wasn't for the 8 speed this engine would definitely be a dog.
Since this engine has been available in Europe, tuners are available for it over there so it shouldn't be to long for them to be available here.
Originally Posted by randomid25