We expected Ram Rebel TRX with the Hellcat engine. The company even gave us some hints about it. But, it seems like the new off-road truck is going another way. The 2020 Ram Rebel diesel could take the engine from the full-size truck. An EcoDiesel unit is in production, and it only waits for the green light by EPA. Soon, we will see the standard Ram 1500 with this 3.0-liter unit. The same powertrain will produce energy for the upcoming Raptor’s rival.
Equipped with tow hooks and all-terrain tires, Ram Rebel only needed an engine powerful enough to compete with Ford F-150 Raptor. Well, a V8 is capable, but the more versatile V6 beats to opponents. Now, with a turbodiesel unit, Ram Rebel will be the final product of the TRX concept. Tough for off-road duties, we believe it can match the performance of its main rival. We must be aware of Ford’s response – Raptor could get a diesel engine as well.
2020 Ram Rebel Diesel Specs
We know the specifications of the turbodiesel unit. But, can it get more power and torque for the special off-road Rebel edition? Maybe. Until we find out details, here are specs of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel unit. It can produce 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 lb-ft of torque. The engine consumes 20 mpg in an urban drive and 28 on highways. Towing capacity is not estimated yet, but truckers are sure that 2020 Ram Rebel Diesel will be able to haul over 11,000 lbs.
Currently, the Rebel truck is an off-road oriented version of the Ram 1500. However, it can’t compete with Toyota Tundra TRD Pro or Ford F-150 Raptor. The 2020 Ram Rebel Diesel brings, besides the new engine, special suspension and shocks tuning. All-terrain tires are already there. Skid plates and other protective parts will extend the lifespan of your truck. Tow hooks, assisted tailgate, and fog lights are already available with this model.
SiriusXM satellite radio is available for one-year trial. After that, if you like, you can subscribe and continue to use this feature. FCA will add a larger touchscreen display for the new 2020 Ram Rebel Diesel. Voice commands are now better, as well as all hands-free features. Uconnect infotainment comes with a 6-speaker audio system.
2020 Ram Rebel Diesel vs Ford Raptor
Specs of these two trucks could be very similar if Ford decides to install a diesel unit under the hood of its Raptor. Until then, the Blue Oval is using a 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine capable to produce 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, petrol version of Ram 1500 Rebel responds with a 5.7-l V8 Hemi powertrain, which delivers 395 horsepower.
Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Ram Rebel Diesel will be available later this year. The company will revisit the price with a new engine under the hood. Currently, Rebel trim with a V8 engine costs $48,000. That is only $2k less than the Ford Raptor. With a diesel engine in the power room, the price will jump to at least $52,000. Other upgrades, such as 4-corner air suspension will add two grands more. Navigation, heated seats, and a 12-inch touchscreen display are available with Rebel 12 package for $2,500.