Why Do Diesel Engines Produce More Torque?


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It’s no secret diesel engines produce more torque, but why does that happen? It all comes down to

  • Higher Compression Ratio
  • Higher Energy Value

Advantages of a RAM Diesel Truck

Why does a RAM Diesel beat something like a GMC Sierra 1500? Because it utilizes:

  • Higher Compression Ratio: This measures the maximum and minimum volume in an engine cylinder. It’s larger in a diesel, so they don’t rev as high but produce more torque force.
  • Higher Energy Value: Diesel contains more potential heat than gas. Since diesel is denser, it can store more energy and produce more power when combusted.

RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

If you need proof of diesel power, look to the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. Equipped with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine it makes:

  • Up to 420 lb-ft of Torque
  • Best-in-Class 27 MPG on the Highway
  • Maximum Highway Driving Range of 702 Miles

You can get from Douglas County to Paulding County or spend the whole day towing around Coweta County without worrying about efficiency.

You’ll find the RAM 1500, RAM 2500, and RAM 3500 available now from Scott Evans CDJR, so contact us today to find out more.