read this on Motor Trend yesterday, 3.0 DOHC diesel with 400 ft/lbs that gets 30mpg on the hwy, 8 speed auto tranny. Diesel is imported from Italy, rest is quality (lol) Dodge/Jeep. I really wish Ford would put a similar diesel in the F150/Expy, without it jacking it in to premium price territory, like the Eco-boost has done. Your not saving money in gas if you pay a ton more over the plain gas model. I would be willing to pay a little more, say a couple grand to get the diesel, but it has to be an option in all models. If I want a plain jane 150 with a diesel, I should be able to buy it.
The new diesel is built by Motori. It is owned jointly by Fiat & GM. GM is using this diesel in Europe. Motori was once owned by Detroit Diesel.
It is much more powerful than the MB diesel that Dodge used.
As for Ford using a diesel I would bet they won't, because they have bet the farm on the Eco-Boost engines. A small diesel would run competition with the EB. Competing with yourself isn't a real smart business move.
Dodge has been on the move since it first introduced the NEW RAM in 1994 I own a 99 Dodge 2500 4x4 QC V-10 5 speed, I love it. It has been one of the cheapest big truck to own I have ever owned. I have to say I owned a couple of Ford Ranger 4x4 in the early 90s that were excellent trucks with very little cost to own.