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Yeah thats right, Ram/Jeep ecodiesel engines just got a whole lot cooler! Autoblog reported this over the weekend.
What do you guys think about this?

The 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on Ward's Automotive 2014 10 Best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor developed the engine, Ward's also makes note of the fact that the same lump goes in diesel versions of the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli. They're tuned a bit differently, naturally, with the QP putting out 275 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, the smaller, lighter Ghibli making do with the same number of horses but a lower torque output of 420 lb-ft.

The 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet put out by the oil-burning six-cylinder in the Ram was tamed with a host of advances, but it appears that Ram hasn't tamed demand: the initial allocation of 8,000 engines was spoken for within three days of the truck going on sale.


Source: Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots - Autoblog
 

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Some may not, surprisingly a lot of people aren't aware of how deep Fiat has influenced a lot of the new vehicles from Chrysler. At least people see here what's going on with Ram.
 

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I wish these journos would tell the truth. Ah well, its for amusement not for instruction ;) The Motori engine ACTUALLY has its roots with Cadillac. This engine was actually developed for the CTS' European folly's before the program was killed and FIAT gobbled up the other half of Motori from GM. While the blocks are the same the rest of the engine has been revamped.

Its similar to how you can get the same HEMI in the Challenger and the RAM, sure the blocks are similar but the heads, gearing and mapping are all exclusive to the application.

From Motori on the A630 for the Ghibli:

A 630 DOHC HP

The V6 engine version named HP (High Power) has been specifically designed with the target to top the performance of this engine family with no compromise on fuel economy and emissions. Having achieved the target, this diesel engine is now the most powerful single turbo diesel engine in the market worldwide, with 200kW @4000 rpm.

The use of a Variable geometry turbo with ‘ball bearing’ technology, coupled with 2000 bar Common rail injection system and steel exhaust manifold manufactured with ‘air gap’ technology made this achievement possible. The ‘ball bearing’ turbo is based on ceramic ball bearing supporting the turbo shaft, instead of the more traditional oil lubricated bearing, obtaining a lower friction and a much faster response in terms of time and torque, during transient state at low rpm (“time to boost”), and a reduction of fuel consumption at full load.

The 2000 bar injection system, featuring the very latest injector model CRI2-20, ensures the top performance in terms of power, torque, fuel economy and noise. The extreme performance achieved required a special design of exhaust manifold, manufactured with ultra-high strength stainless steel AISI 309, with limited weight and size. The manifold is formed by two steel layers separated by an air gap, hence the name of ‘air gap’ manufacturing technology.
 

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so it comes down to the ram having maserati roots and maserati having cadillac roots lol

or just say they all share a similar design in block
 

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it might even be a good idea if the Grand Cherokee gets it too
Oh you mean like it already does?

This headline is that, only a headline dreamed up by auto journos for click ability. It sounds good to say RAM with a Maserati engine, because realistically the RAM is using a GC engine. The L630 american spec 3.0L was used in the GC well before we even knew there was a Ghibli, and as I posted above the A630 in the Ghibli has been reworked.
 

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personally im not too concerned about where the block came from.. i'd be more interested to hear where the rest of the components came from.. like the head. pistons, connecting rods, etc
 
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