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Ram 1500 V8 diesel: 2013 civilian launch

by David Zatz on

CumminsAllpar was recently told that the five-liter V8 Cummins diesel engine is currently being made. It is a quiet, high-rpm engine, redlining at over 5,000 rpm, and appears to be no noisier than a typical gasoline engine. Yet, it should achieve gas mileage “in the mid-20s” in half-ton trucks. The initial rollout will be for military use, with passenger vehicles, possibly including GM’s Suburban, not due until model year 2013 or 2014. Allpar had, based on the engine’s presence on dealer screens, believed that it would be launched during 2011, most likely after February (when the 200 Convertible is set to roll).

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