All-new engine to provide up to 30-percent improvement in fuel economy
- Clean-diesel technology to meet 50-state 2010 emissions standards
Armed with new Cummins clean-diesel technology, Dodge will introduce an all-new turbodiesel engine in its light-duty pickup trucks after 2009.
The new engine will provide a dramatic increase in low-end torque, up to a 30-percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 20-percent reduction in carbon dioxide (C02) emissions when compared to an equivalent gasoline engine.
“Our all-new Cummins engine will offer future Dodge Ram 1500 customers the ultimate in terms of fuel economy, refinement, reliability and durability,” said Frank Klegon,
Executive Vice President – Product Development, Chrysler LLC. “It’s another example of Dodge bringing new, clean, quiet diesel technology to the marketplace.”
The new clean diesel engine will meet 50-state emissions standards for 2010 and is the cleanest in the marketplace. Dodge now offers a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel in its Ram Heavy Duty trucks that meets 2010 standards in all 50 states.
Chrysler LLC Diesel-Powered Models
In the United States, current diesel-powered models include the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty, powered by the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel; the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab and all-new Dodge 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, with a new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel; the Dodge Sprinter, with a 2.7-liter Common-rail Direct Injection (CDI) turbodiesel; and the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, featuring a new 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine.
In Europe, diesel-powered models account for more than half of Chrysler LLC sales. Diesel versions of numerous vehicles continue to be popular, including the Chrysler 300C, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Compass, as well as the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Wrangler.
Advanced diesel technology is part of Chrysler’s advanced propulsion technology umbrella, which also includes efficient gasoline engines, hybrids, flex-fuel vehicles and biodiesel capability.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies,
including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins produces the diesel for the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series.
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