The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can tow up to 9200 lbs. – as much as most Hemi-powered Ram variants – the truckmaker announced today, further sweetening the appeal of the first diesel-powered half-ton.
Ram also improved the tow rating of the gasoline V-6 for 2014, raising it to 7450 lbs. through the addition of a more robust parking gear to the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.6-liter V-6 makes 305-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is good for 240 hp and a Hemi-beating 420-lb-ft of torque. Like the gasoline V-6 rated at 25 mpg highway. The Ram EcoDiesel will carry a $2800 premium over a comparably-equipped Hemi-powered model when it arrives this fall.