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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Top 5 Features on This Diesel Truck’s Engine

Motor Trend Logo By Motor Trend Staff of Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 59: The light-duty diesel-engine segment is an interesting study in advanced technologies and tepid consumer demand. Although Ram offered a six-cylinder diesel option to the half-ton market in 2014, today we're seeing Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC jump into the half-ton diesel truck market, too. We recently drove the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on the highway, off-road, and even towed with it—read our review here. But we also want to give you some background on the how significantly upgraded this new engine is."We knew this new Ram engine needed to have the most torque and efficiency we could squeeze out of it," said Mauro Puglia, diesel engine chief engineer, about the completely redesigned engine.Keep reading to learn about the top five upgrades that make this diesel truck the strongest, (most likely) most efficient, and quietest 3.0-liter EcoDiesel we've ever driven.

These upgrades make the new Ram diesel the strongest and quietest 3.0-liter EcoDiesel we’ve ever driven

The light-duty diesel-engine segment is an interesting study in advanced technologies and tepid consumer demand. Although Ram offered a six-cylinder diesel option to the half-ton market in 2014, today we're seeing Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC jump into the half-ton diesel truck market, too. We recently drove the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on the highway, off-road, and even towed with it—read our review here. But we also want to give you some background on the how significantly upgraded this new engine is.

"We knew this new Ram engine needed to have the most torque and efficiency we could squeeze out of it," said Mauro Puglia, diesel engine chief engineer, about the completely redesigned engine.

Keep reading in the gallery above to learn about the top five upgrades that make this diesel truck the strongest, (most likely) most efficient, and quietest 3.0-liter EcoDiesel we've ever driven.

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