Originally Posted by bdornbush
I am very happy with it and we are not sorry we got the V6. The diesel turbo was just hitting the market when we bought, and I don't buy new things the first year they are out. We did buy the new transmission but as pointed out, it is new to Chrysler but not new design. I also didn't like the idea of a turbo and am happy with our non-turbo V6 which has more HP than older V8s did.
The Ram EcoDiesel is actually the VM Motori L630
, used in the Grand Cherokee and other vehicles since 2011 in Euro-emissions form and called the A630
... but it is
new to North America, with U.S./Canada legal emission controls. If you want one for a money-is-no-object custom project, Banks also sells it as the 630T
I agree that the relative simplicity of a non-turbocharged engine - especially a proven one - is attractive.