The Dodge Ram Eco Diesel Towing Ratings are out


Dodge’s new Ram 1500 Eco Diesel has a clean-burning engine that outperforms in power and fuel efficiency.

The Ram Eco Diesel Engine

Paired with Ram’s exclusive TorqueFlite 8 Eight-Speed Transmission, the 3.0-liter Eco Diesel V-6 engine delivers the 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 horsepower, plus the great fuel economy that you would expect from a diesel-powered engine, but without spewing the high levels of greenhouse gases that have been so problematic with diesels in the past.

Diesel oxidation catalysts and particulate filters in the revolutionary Eco Diesel engine significantly reduce the pollutants that result from the burning of diesel fuel, making these engines compliant with emission standards in all 50 states.

The EcoDiesel Towing Rating

After building excitement about the introduction of a diesel-powered option for their popular Ram 1500 light-duty pickup, in July, Ram announced the EcoDiesel towing ratings:

“In a 2WD, two-door, long-bed configuration, the new Eco Diesel will tow up to 9,200 lbs. The new diesel engine approaches much larger displacement V-8 towing capability with a small but powerful 3.0-liter V-6 and best-in-class fuel efficiency of better than 25 mpg on the highway.”

The rating is important because it puts the towing capacity of this new engine in terms that anyone can understand. It isn’t obvious to people who are not familiar with mechanics that when considering towing capacity, torque, which measures the strength of an engine’s crankshaft rotation, is more important than horsepower.

The Eco Diesel rating is also important because it means that the engineers at Ram Trucks have figured out how to provide the serious muscle that you need to get things done in your life while increasing gas mileage and lowering CO2 emissions.

It means that, when you drive a Ram 1500 Eco Diesel, you will not only be contributing to cleaner air that we all breathe, but you will also be paying significantly less for a lot more towing capacity.

It means that you do not have to make sacrifices to do the things you love, like moving your boat or traveling the back roads of America with your travel trailer in tow. For businesses, it means less overhead spent on fuel.

The Ram 1500 Eco Diesel is truly an investment in the future for your family, and everyone else’s, as well.

So come by or contact us at Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy to learn more about the powerful, fuel-efficient, and clean-burning new Ram 1500 Eco Diesel today.

2012 Ram Truck

Troy 2012 Ram TruckIf you’ve been looking for a great new truck that will serve you well in Troy’s rush-hour traffic, provide a smooth ride along your favorite scenic back roads, and give you great mileage cruising along I-75, come into our Ram dealership and check out the 2012 Ram truck.

You can add “distinguished” to the list – the 2012 Ram was named North American truck of the year at the recent North American International Auto Show, and was honored as Four Wheeler Magazine’s “Pickup Truck of the Year.”

It’s difficult to please all the truck buyers out there, whose needs and expectations are wide-ranging and constantly changing in today’s world, but if its numerous honors are any indication, the Ram has done a pretty good job.

Weighing in at 8,020 pounds and powered by a Cummins diesel engine with 350 horsepower, the Ram still moves with agility, commented a Four Wheeler tester. With its shiny chrome bumpers and gleaming, 17-inch aluminum wheels, the new Ram is also quite a sight to see.

Ram Laramie Limited in TroyNot only that, but the Ram boasts 25 mpg, a level of economy not usually seen in vehicles of its class. It has an impressive eight-speed transmission with dash-mounted twist-dial control (usable with gloves) as well as a brand-new interior with many high-tech features available.

And it has a new, flexible air suspension you won’t find anywhere else, which can adjust ride height up and down and handle a wide range of weight loads with minimal wear and tear, but which also provides the feel of a modern luxury car.

Other great features include a new cooling system, electric power steering, and an electrical system whose high-tech, low-power solution puts much less stress on the alternator.

Competing against a number of other vehicles in a five-day, 100-mile test with seven judges, the Ram scored the highest in trail and highway performance, interior and exterior, and empirical data. With its promise of a smooth ride no matter the conditions, the Ram is a great choice either for work or recreational use.