Jan 27, 2015 WardsAuto
Hegbloom says Ram 1500 diesel take rate to reach 20%.
Demand for the Ram 1500’s equipped with the 3.0L diesel V-6, a 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines recipient, has been strong. Hegbloom says the current take rate is about 10%, but demand for the diesel has been so great Ram has increased capacity and the 20% take rate is expected when the additional volume is available later this quarter. ( nu är vi i Q2 så detta gäller redan)
Det är en ökning till ca 90.000 årliga motorer. Detta gäller bara produktionen för RAM 1500. Denna motorn sitter i flera modeller.
Både motorramen och blocket är i CGI från Tupy
When designing the block, the engineers opted to use Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). CGI blocks are becoming the norm with modern engines because it is stronger than a traditional iron block.
Och detta block tål trimning
Banks Power has said they believe that 600 horsepower isn’t out of the question for this package. The EcoDiesel may cause a whole new war in the half ton truck market, and will certainly unleash years worth of high performing half ton diesel trucks for the aftermarket to play with
The engines use a SinterCast CGI block and bedplate cast in Brazil, and sent to VM’s Cento factory. Production is expected to hit 100,000 for 2013, and move up to 145,000 around 2015. The VM-designed injection system is built by Bosch, while Honeywell supplies the turbochargers.