The Cummins straight-six diesel is still planned for future Rams; power was boosted to 800 lb-ft of torque. The eight-speed automatic once said to be slated for this engine is a while off, if it's still in the cards at all, given the Cummins’ torque, which exceeds the eight-speed’s design parameters.
VM powers Chrysler/Jeep in Europe. A Fiat diesel is being tested for US certification in Wrangler, and a VM diesel is definitely going into North American Grand Cherokees and Rams — starting in Grand Cherokee, despite the later model year — coupled with the eight speed automatic as we predicted two years in advance. Some believe the VM diesel will end up in Wranglers as well, the main question being “when” — before or after the redesign.
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