For sure, but Motori is a storied and reliable brand as well. They have a long history with Marine and HEAVY diesels...For the RAM 1500 Diesel, I remember reading that it's highway mileage was around 28mpg, not bad for the 30-liter V6 it comes with.
I came across a source that's suggesting the new Titan Diesel should get around 24mpg highway.
Although it would be great to get more mpg's, like the RAM Diesel V6, knowing that we are getting Cummins V8 makes me feel better as Cummins engines are known to be very reliable.
I read up on how some people were able to get up to 28mpg, which is great, but then again so many things factor into the MPG number you get in the end.RAM rejected the 5,0 Cummins V8 because the best fuel economy they could achieve was 24 mpg, the threshold was 26 (for them).
So a good place to begin assuming is the 24 mpg figure from RAM... We'll see what happens in the real world. I'm also not sure of how RAM achieved that 24 mpg...
well it's not all about mileage, it's something that does factor in, just one of many.I just wonder how well the Titan Diesel will do with fuel mileage that really isn't anything too special. I think that is one of the supposed benefits of the diesel engine, but the Titan isn't really going to capitalize on that potential.
Why not? A Cummins 5.0 V8 blows away the rest of the competition in terms of raw capability. 550+ ft-lbs of twist is over 100 ft-lbs (projected) more than the next closest rival. I don't doubt that they can offer the most capability, the question is if consumers will care...If the Titan is lagging behind in fuel mileage then they will have to step it up to be a segment leader in some other area. It would be cool if they are able to create a Titan with class leading towing or something. I'm not holding my breathe though.
I actually doubt they will. The RAM is an offer based on efficiency, the Titan is based on raw capability. One market is substantially smaller than the otherThat last point is important, something which we may only truly see when it comes times for people to take preorders of these and even when it arrives at dealers and when people get to compare both this and the RAM 1500 diesel.
^^^ This ^^^well the only way you'll truly come out on top in the fuel econ wars is if you're a consistent tower...
Are you thinking the capability is the more desirable factor? Because I have a feeling it might be efficiency actually.I actually doubt they will. The RAM is an offer based on efficiency, the Titan is based on raw capability. One market is substantially smaller than the other