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That's great that one of the big 3 is stepping up. But Dodge really isn't the first. GM was putting 6.2 and turbo 6.5 liter diesels in half ton trucks, Blazers, and Suburbans in the 80's and 90's. I've owned a few of them.
I remember getting my hands on an ambulance prom and putting it in a 94 ECSB 6.5 turbo half ton. That truck was fun!
very cool to see this happening... too bad these ideas were all shelved last time around (5 years ago now?)
I'm surprised its only a 3.0 in a half ton though...
For all intensive purposes the ecoboost offers a lot that a diesel does too. High compression (for a gasoline powered engine with factory boost), direct injection... the list goes on. It will be interesting to see how this really performs. 30 MPG sounds great... but its most likely not in the truck we would all like to buy. What does the top EPA rated F150 ecoboost get? I bet its closer to 30 than we think.
2005 Sierra Denali
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