EcoDiesel power bump?

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The 2019 Jeep Wrangler “JL” has been confirmed to be getting the Ecodiesel. The interesting part about that is that it has been rated at 260hp and 442lb ft of torque. The Ecodiesel in the 2014-2018 “DS” Rams is rated at 240hp and 420lb ft of torque.

I think it would be a fair assumption that the 2019 Ram Ecodiesel will match the Wranglers numbers of 260hp and 442lb ft, giving a nice bump for the Ram’s especially if we see some of the rumoured weight savings in the new truck.
 

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well you know how the big 3 are always one-upping each other with the big diesels...I suspect this will follow suit.
 

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Thats exactly whats going on, the EcoDiesel will be out in the 2020 Model year and at the show Manley said they'll beat whatever numbers GM throws down with their new 3.0 Duramax diesel. Should get interesting.
 

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Gotta love competition, we usually benefit. Waiting for the Eco-Diesel means I have to wait another year? Urrrrggghhh! The pain, the PAIN!
 

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Gotta love competition, we usually benefit. Waiting for the Eco-Diesel means I have to wait another year? Urrrrggghhh! The pain, the PAIN!
Competition definitely benefits us. Unfortunately yes, sometime during calendar year 2019 for the EcoDiesel.

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Ram CEO Mike Manley, has already said publicly when the 2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel hits the market it will be the most powerful and fuel efficent diesel in the class.
 
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I have a friend with the Eco-Diesel. Great truck. I doubt 20 more horses will make much difference.
It does not keep up to my Hemi; but he can pull out bigger tree stumps!
 

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In the same vein that the Pentastar has different outputs in the trucks versus the cars/suvs, I see the EcoDiesel actually having higher specs in the Ram than the Wrangler.

Current Pentastar - 283-285 hp in passenger cars/vans/suvs or 305 hp in the Rams.

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In the same vein that the Pentastar has different outputs in the trucks versus the cars/suvs, I see the EcoDiesel actually having higher specs in the Ram than the Wrangler.

Current Pentastar - 283-285 hp in passenger cars/vans/suvs or 305 hp in the Rams.

My 2 cents
I agree 100%
 

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BobbiBigWheels said:
In the same vein that the Pentastar has different outputs in the trucks versus the cars/suvs, I see the EcoDiesel actually having higher specs in the Ram than the Wrangler.

Current Pentastar - 283-285 hp in passenger cars/vans/suvs or 305 hp in the Rams.

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There has been a 271hp/440ftlbs spec of the VM A630 for years now.. The new Wrangler is pretty close to that spec so I doubt we'd see much more from the Ram. Since the Ford 3.0 is at 250/440 itself I expect we'll get the existing 271/440 version. GM has already said they expect to out perform the Ford so it will be interesting if Ram manages to find even more power and increased fuel economy.
 

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There has been a 271hp/440ftlbs spec of the VM A630 for years now.. The new Wrangler is pretty close to that spec so I doubt we'd see much more from the Ram. Since the Ford 3.0 is at 250/440 itself I expect we'll get the existing 271/440 version. GM has already said they expect to out perform the Ford so it will be interesting if Ram manages to find even more power and increased fuel economy.
According to my sources... all I can say, is Ram will make people flip there lid with the numbers they are squeezing out of Ecodiesel for the DT trucks. Horsepower, torque and MPG!
 
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As long as that Etorque setup is optional, I will buy a 5th gen Eco. Can't wait to see how much more GDE and PPEI will be able to squeeze out of them on top of the bumps from the dealer. Should be able to put down some nice numbers with a full delete, FMIC, CAI, catch can, and trans tune. Then to get the compound setup from Espos.
 

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