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Old 02-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Diesel 1/2 ton from Dodge

I haven't seen this posted elsewhere. As long as the price is right, this could be interesting for the 1/2 ton market.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Who is this "Dodge" company? New players in the truck market? I'd heard that Ram Trucks was going to be doing something like this, but Dodge beat them to it? I'll have to look into it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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I haven't seen this posted elsewhere. As long as the price is right, this could be interesting for the 1/2 ton market.

"The 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 based on the one offered in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The engine is rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque in the Grand Cherokee, which has a tow rating of 7,400 pounds. The Cherokee has an estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg,"


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Old 02-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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it was also on autoblog. Should be cool with 4wd! I would love it even more with a stick, but looks like that isn't likely.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/14/r...ter-this-year/
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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I agree. The 6-speed manual would make this a really attractive small truck. It will probably be offered the second or third year of the model.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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I'm going to guess the whole point of an 8 speed automatic is to keep the RPM's right at 1900 or so, making the efficiency and torque all it can be.

Tough to do with a stick - you'd be rowing that thing like a canoe!


About damn time some US automakers started offering smaller diesels in a pickup. Not everybody needs 800+ ft.lbs of torque - and the 15 mpg that goes with it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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Tough to do with a stick - you'd be rowing that thing like a canoe!
Some of us enjoy that sort of thing...
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:48 PM   #8
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Seems they may be going after the Furd EcoBoost arena.

Makes me wonder who builds the engine for them. Certainly not Japanese because most of their 3.0 are inline 6 not v6.

hmm....
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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Diesel are FINALLY coming to the US

Duh..... Our "cutting edge" country is finally going to start getting light diesels...HOraaY!
These smaller diesels have been the NORM all over Europe for decades. We have been denined for years for no apparent reason.

If you rent a car anywhere in the E.U. (that means European Union for those who only know about what happens in the world via NBC,CBS,ABC,and Fox), it will most likely be a diesel that gets @ least 35mpg.

Thanks Dodge/ RAM for opening the curtain to us (U.S.)
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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Seems they may be going after the Furd EcoBoost arena.

Makes me wonder who builds the engine for them. Certainly not Japanese because most of their 3.0 are inline 6 not v6.

hmm....
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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Duh..... Our "cutting edge" country is finally going to start getting light diesels...HOraaY!
These smaller diesels have been the NORM all over Europe for decades. We have been denined for years for no apparent reason.

If you rent a car anywhere in the E.U. (that means European Union for those who only know about what happens in the world via NBC,CBS,ABC,and Fox), it will most likely be a diesel that gets @ least 35mpg.

Thanks Dodge/ RAM for opening the curtain to us (U.S.)
Do you know why you have been denied these for years?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #12
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I agree. The 6-speed manual would make this a really attractive SMALL TRUCK.
In what parallel universe is this a "small truck"? I picked up a Honda Ridgeline at year end 2011 as a tax purchase because it was the only truck with a 6000 lb. GVWR that would fit in my garage. A Ram half-ton wouldn't come close. I'm glad they're building it, though, diesels make all sorts of sense in pickups.
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The Cummins inline-six has to be a cheaper engine to build than the V, and it wouldn't be hard to just have a standard output version which could hit those lower hp/torque numbers.

My guess is that the release of this VM Motori engine will coincide with the Cummins going WAY up market price-wise.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #14
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it will be interesting to see what the real world mileage on this is. I'm always skeptical of some of the mileage claims that are put out for some of the diesels
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #15
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I am sure it can get 30 MPG, of urea.
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