Niagara Gazette — The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will be powered by a 3.0L turbo diesel sourced from Fiat-owned VM Motori. The V6 churns out 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque and promises to deliver up to 28mpg on the highway. The diesel option will tack on $2,850 to the cost of a comparably equipped truck with Ram’s 5.7L gas V8. There ya are… another diesel offering!
Hellcat Challenger roaring to get out
Dodge’s Hellcat-powered 2015 Challenger SRT8 has been the subject of spy photos for the last few months, fan site Allpar — citing inside sources — says the supercharged Dodge Challenger Hellcat is set to bow into the light early this month, maybe even as early as this or next week! Previous rumors suggested that the new Challenger and its Hellcat engine would debut sometime during 2014, but no specifics were given.
Set to rival top-spec muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Hellcat’s secret weapon will be a 6.2L-supercharged V8 cranking out between 640 and 680 horsepower. Buyers will have the option of an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Pricing has not been revealed, but the Challenger will reportedly carry a sticker price in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, putting it just about on par with the $75,000 Z/28.
Well that’s it for this week’s automotive news!
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