Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will die in January as the brand embraces an electrified future
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rolls away into the sunset after nearly a decade in production.
The model was first introduced in 2013, but production will end in January as the automaker looks to electrification. As a result, the company is issuing a “last call” for diesel fans to place their orders and secure one of the last EcoDiesel trucks to be built.
For the final 2023 model year, the EcoDiesel engine will be offered on 4×4 crew cab trucks in Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited trim levels. Ram hasn’t released pricing at this time, but the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 produces 260 hp (194 kW / 264 hp) and 480 lb-ft (651 Nm) of torque.
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Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr said, “As we rapidly pivot into an electrified future, we wanted to celebrate this final EcoDiesel milestone by giving our loyal light diesel enthusiasts one last chance to order the truck they love. . He went on to note that the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel “delighted consumers with the highest half-ton diesel torque and towing capability while being the first to exceed 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of autonomy”.
While diesel is about to be dead, Ram noted that a 1500 EV will arrive in 2024. The brand went on to say that it will offer a “full portfolio of electrified solutions across the majority of its power segments.” by 2025 and in all segments by 2030″. .”
It will be sad to see the EcoDiesel go, but diesel engines have become rare among full-size light trucks as Ford discontinued the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 in 2021. With Ram now following suit, the only options remaining diesels will be the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra.