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2007 Dodge Rams to Run on B-5 Biodiesel

October 17, 2006

ST. LOUIS – DaimlerChrysler will expand its promotion of clean, renewable biofuels by delivering each new 2007 Dodge Ram diesel pickup truck to owners running on biodiesel fuel.Every Dodge Ram diesel coming off the assembly line at the company’s Fenton, Mo., north plant will be fueled with B-5 — made with 5-percent clean, renewable diesel derived from soybeans.The Dodge Ram diesel is already approved for regular use with B-5 fuel.The Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500 series diesel pickup trucks are powered by the 5.9L Cummins turbo-diesel engine. Beginning in Jan. 2007, the vehicles will be built with the new Cummins 6.7L, turbo-diesel engine and will meet all federal and state environmental standards.More than 15,000 Jeep Liberty CRD diesels have already been delivered to customers running on B-5. And in early-2007, DaimlerChrysler will launch the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD with 3.L, common rail, turbo-diesel engine, which also will be fueled with B-5 at the factory. These vehicles are also approved for regular use with B-5 biodiesel fuel.In addition to fueling each 2007 Dodge Ram diesel with B-5, the company has approved the use of B-20 in the vehicle for commercial, government, and military fleets. For this program, vehicles will require a supplemental fuel filter and must be used with fuel meeting the military’s quality requirements. The experience gained in this test program will contribute toward finalization of a nationwide standard for B-20 fuel. DaimlerChrysler is working with other automakers, suppliers, fuel refiners and distributors, customers, and research organizations to develop a national B-20 standard that could dramatically increase the use of this renewable fuel.The standard must be developed to allow manufacturers to use B-20 in all of their vehicles, including the millions of diesel vehicles already on the road, as well as those built in the future.In addition, the company’s lineup of FFVs for 2007 includes:

  • SUVs with 4.7L engine: Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Commander.
  • Pickup trucks with 4.7L engine: Dodge Ram and Dakota.
  • Minivans with 3.3L engine: Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & County.
  • Chrysler Sebring sedan with 2.7L engine.
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