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Old 02-13-2013, 11:21 PM
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Default It's official... 1500 to have available diesel!

For me, it's semi official because I won't believe it until I see it but here's the news..

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/02...ecodiesel.html

Fred says 3rd quarter, so it looks like it'll be a 2014 model.

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Pretty cool. With 420lb ft of torque it should tow well too!
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...first/1917131/
Official Announcement will be tomorrow !!!!

The engine will be a 3-liter turbo V-6 from Italy's VM Motori, which has supplied diesels to Chrysler since 1992. It's the same engine that Chrysler had said it would offer in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, starting in May.

In the Jeep, the diesel is rated 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque. By comparison, Chrysler's well-known Hemi gasoline V-8 is rated 360 hp and 390 lbs.-ft. in the Jeep.

VM Motori is 1/2 owned by FIAT, 1/2 owned by General Motors
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USA Today announces that Chrysler will be offering the Diesel engine in the 3rd quarter of this year. It will be the 3.0 liter turbo V6. This will be the first diesel ever offered in a modern day half ton

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The article can be found on USA Today Online and is quoting Fred Diaz.
Chrysler Group will announce Thursday that it will offer a diesel in the standard-duty Ram 1500 pickup in the third quarter this year, making it the first modern half-ton pickup in the U.S. market with a diesel power option.

That should attract a significant number of buyers, because while a diesel typically costs more than a gasoline engine up front, it uses less fuel, has greater pulling power, often lasts longer and has higher resale value — dollars-and-cents issues important to business users who account for many pickup sales.

Ram's internal studies show that "customers have been emphatically asking for this, thirsting for it, craving it," said Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's Ram brand in a phone interview from Mexico (Diaz is also CEO of Chrysler de Mexico).

He wouldn't forecast sales, but said, "The business case (for Ram) is a positive one. This isn't just a little side note. We plan to do good business with the diesel."

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Here is another link

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Wow! This is awesome! I am glad I bought my truck when I did; I would have been torn between the hemi and the 8 speed or a diesel and the 8 speed!
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You are going to wonder a bit more, Gale Banks has already played with the 3.0 diesel
they got 600 HP out of it

http://www.*******************/tech/...diesel_engine/
http://www.dieselpowermag. com/tech/1208dp_banks_vm_motori_630t_v6_diesel_engine/
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I may have found the set up on my next truck.... fortunately for me, I'm several years away from a new truck.

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this is great news, way to expand options and set itself apart from competition!
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