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Ram Announces New EcoDiesel Towing Numbers

July 30, 2013

The capability race is far from over. The 2014 Ram 1500 takes top spot in V-6 towing capacity at 7,450 pounds, according to manufacturer. To reach the best-in-class number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite 8 for a higher capacity rating.

To reach the best-in-class number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite 8 for a higher capacity rating.
To reach the best-in-class number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite 8 for a higher capacity rating.

"There was more towing capacity in the V-6 Ram 1500 but we needed to upgrade the transmission to hold the truck and trailer when parked on steep grades," said Mike Cairns - chief engineer, Ram Truck. "Now that we're building the transmissions ourselves, the improvements are included in the new assembly. "

Ram also finalized towing numbers for the exclusive Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. In a 2WD, two-door, long bed configuration, the new EcoDiesel will tow up to 9,200 pounds. The new diesel engine approaches much larger displacement V-8 towing capability with a small but powerful 3.L V-6 and best-in-class fuel efficiency of better than 25 mpg on the highway.

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  1. 1. Bob Benson [ August 06, 2013 @ 01:02PM ]

    With my Ford F150 Ecoboost I averaged 31 mpg from Grass Valley OR to Blaine WA, over 3 mountain passes (Hwy 97 and I-90), without towing the race car. With this truck I have a huge crew cab configuration and a 6.5' long cargo bed and a max trailer towing capacity of 11,200 lbs. and I burn the cheaper regular gas. Tell me why I would want a diesel half ton pick up truck?

  2. 2. Dave F [ June 13, 2014 @ 10:49AM ]

    I have a new 2013 F 150 with the gas v-8. If I tow with it, I get about 13 mpg. and it is squirrly. Empty, it averages about 17-18. When I need to tow for real, I use my 2006 Dodge with the 5.9 Cummins, which gets about 12-13 when towing a 30' Race trailer, loaded.

 

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