The New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Ram pickups already own the top spots in torque ratings for light duty and heavy duty, and now they own it for half-ton diesel as well. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel just laid claim to the title of America's Half-ton Diesel Torque leader.

Surpassing both Ford and Chevrolet, the 2020 Ram 1500 pickup EcoDiesel V-6 delivers 480 lb-ft of torque and provides the highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. Thanks to its EcoDiesel engine and eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain technologies, this Ram offers the highest available fuel efficiency for 1500 drivers.

Let's take a closer look at the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup.

What's the difference between the new EcoDiesel and the previous generation?
When compared to the previous-generation EcoDiesel, the new EcoDiesel offers a 14% increase in torque and an 8% increase in horsepower.

What's it like driving with the EcoDiesel?
Drivers of the EcoDiesel will enjoy increased torque and horsepower, as well as better fuel economy, and minimal noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).

What models offer the EcoDiesel?
All models and configurations, including for the first-time the Ram Rebel, will have the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel available.

What makes the EcoDiesel possible?
In short, a lot. The Ram EcoDiesel has several significant changes to thanks for its improved dynamic and fuel performance. These changes include:

  • A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine (VGT) that increases efficiency and responsiveness during transient conditions.
  • Redesigned cylinder head intake ports improve swirl and flow, which increases performance and fuel economy.
  • The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system design has been updated to a dual loop (low and high pressure) system. The added low-pressure circulation system draws gases after the diesel particulate filter, thus minimizing turbocharger energy losses, which increases fuel economy.
  • The compression ratio has been optimized to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1.
  • High-pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles were redesigned to match the newly designed and optimized combustion chamber.
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons were completely redesigned to include thinner rings and low-friction coating on the pin and side skirts to reduce losses.
  • NVH has been reduced by offsetting piston pin by 0.3 millimeters from the centerline; thus, minimizing mechanical noises.
  • The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a lightweight sandwiched polymer/metal material that further reduces NVH.
  • The dual vacuum pump system uses electric and a new mechanical low-friction pump with new blades that improve overall system efficiency.

For more information on the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, stop by or call our Richmond, CA Ram dealership. A member of our Ram sales team would be happy to review in the greater detail Ram's exciting new engine and powertrain technologies. Plus, we'll set you up with a Ram test drive so you can experience this new technology first-hand.

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