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Old 12-06-2012, 04:22 AM   #31
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Jeep Grand Cherokee will gain a diesel in 2014. Announcement will be made at the Detroit Auto Show.
Engine likely to be the 3.0V6 currently used in Europe.
That is also the engine to be used in the Ram pick up and Ram Promaster commercial van.
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Re: RAM 1500 diesel seems to be a go...

Is it a Cummins................or what
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #33
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Re: RAM 1500 diesel seems to be a go...

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Is it a Cummins................or what
No, it's a VM Motori turbodiesel. Fiat co-developed parts of the new 3.0L engine.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #34
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Is VM still part of Detroit Diesel?


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #35
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No... but I can't remember all the details. At one time Detroit Diesel bought VM, but then Chrysler bought Detroit Diesel. Then some other company bought all or most of the interest from Chrysler, but Fiat ended up with 50% of it so they may have inherited it from Chrysler.

Today GM owns 50% and Fiat owns 50% of VM.

The result of all that is that we may see the same VM 3.0L engine used in the RAM 1500 and the new Chevrolet Colorado. I drove a prototype vehicle with the previous generation VM diesel a couple of years ago and was impressed. I'm told this new engine is one of the best available.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #36
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Re: RAM 1500 diesel seems to be a go...

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The result of all that is that we may see the same VM 3.0L engine used in the RAM 1500 and the new Chevrolet Colorado. I drove a prototype vehicle with the previous generation VM diesel a couple of years ago and was impressed. I'm told this new engine is one of the best available.
ohh why not put it in the ridgeline. damn you Honda!
any Idea of what tranny this motor will have? or towing #s
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ohh why not put it in the ridgeline. damn you Honda!
any Idea of what tranny this motor will have? or towing #s
The only transmission I know of is the ZF 8 speed automatic (it's a good one). I don't think they will have a manual transmission offering.
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Good 8 speed behind a good diesel. Sweet!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #39
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Good 8 speed behind a good diesel. Sweet!
And grille shutters and airsuspension for lowering/raising the ride for fuel economy maximization. If Ram prices it right and actually puts it out by 2014 they will sell like gangbusters. With the mileage predicted, if their isn't too much of a price premium for the diesel, a Ram 1500 setup like that will steal a ton of mid sized sales as well, since it will outdo their fuel economy by a significant margin.
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Re: RAM 1500 diesel seems to be a go...

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/2014...#axzz2KulR4XQ0

It's official boys. Looks like ridge might be getting a for sale sign next year.
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