Diesel Engine Types

To help you understand what makes each OEM unique when it comes to offering diesel engine options, our team has created an outline for you to use when shopping for your next diesel work truck.  We've got a powerful variety of diesel-powered work trucks for sale from an array of class-leading brands for you to choose from, including Ford, Chevy, GMC, Nissan, and RAM. Let's take a look at each available option and help you decide which powerhouse diesel engine is best suited for your work endeavors. Shop All Used Diesel Trucks for Sale at Perkins Motor Plex.

Ford Diesel Engines

The Ford diesel engine lineup centers around two of the brand's legendary diesel engines - one old (6.7-liter Power Stroke) and one new (2.0-liter EcoBLue).  Which heavy-duty diesel engine is right for you?

Power Stroke

Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine is one of the toughest diesel engines in any heavy-duty work truck.  Featuring a new 36,000-psi fuel-injection system, the Power Stroke V8 helps atomize your fuel consumption up to eight times per stroke.  Reinforced with a stronger block, forged-steel pistons, and more durable connector rods, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke is able to deliver upwards of 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.

EcoBlue Diesel

One of Ford's newest diesel engine options, the all-new 2.0-liter EcoBlue four-cylinder engine is the first of many clean-sheet oil-burners that are built for Ford.  Featuring an array of modular camshafts, the EcoBlue diesel engine is engineered to increase fuel economy by up to 13%.  Rated to deliver up to 123 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, the new EcoBlue diesel engine also features a crankshaft that's offset by 10mm to help improve overall efficiency.

Chevy Diesel Engines

A work-ready Chevy is only as good as what's under the hood.  Looking at your diesel engine options for Chevrolet, it's clear that the available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel engine is by far one of the most resilient and powerful engines ever created.

Duramax Diesel

Chevy's available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel engine offers a best-in-class highway fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 33 miles-per-gallon.  One of the most powerful and efficient diesel engine options in any Chevrolet, the available Duramax seeks to push your adventures higher with an EPA-estimated maximum highway range of up 668 miles.  Designed to give you the best of both worlds behind the wheel, the Duramax Turbo Diesel engine offers up to 9,300 pounds of towing capacity and a best-in-class 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

GMC Diesel Engines

Certified for power and performance, the new GMC lineup thrusts your adventurous performance into a new realm of diesel domination.  The available 6.6-liter Duramax by GMC not only aids in your quest for power, but it helps outkick the local competition with ferocity for obtaining peak fuel efficiency.

Duramax Diesel

When properly equipped, the new GMC heavy-duty lineup is engineered to dominate the competition with up to 36,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity.  With the available 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel V8 engine, the GMC lineup gains an increase in power and confidence like never before.  Designed to fit GMC's heavy-duty lineup of power-hungry work trucks - including the GMC Sierra 2500 & 3500 - the available Duramax Turbo-Diesel can produce upwards of 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Featuring an overhead-valve and a common-rail direct fuel injection system, the 6.6-liter Duramax is able to respond in real-time to your surroundings, whether you're cruising the open roads or commandeering the roads less traveled.

Nissan Diesel Engines

The Nissan diesel engine lineup is owned by the brand's 5.0-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which is currently available on the heavy-duty Nissan Titan XD transport pickup.

Cummins Turbo Diesel

For heavy-duty Nissan work trucks like the Titan XD, there's only one diesel engine powerful enough to deliver the fuel-efficient performance needed to outperform the competition.  Introduced back in 2015, Nissan's 5.0-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel V8 engine offers the best of the worlds of class-leading power and efficiency.  Engineered to tow and haul your medium- and heavy-duty loads with ease, the available 5.0-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine is a competent climber that never gives up on your way up a steep grade.

RAM Diesel Engines

With RAM, you won't find a more powerful diesel engine than the class-leading 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel.  Rated to accelerate the needs of your small business, let's take a look at what RAM's new Cummins Turbo Diesel engine has to offer.

Cummins Turbo Diesel

The 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine for RAM is one of the most powerful engine options for the RAM 2500 or 3500 pickup truck.  Delivering best-in-class towing and hauling capabilities, the 6.7-liter Cummins - when paired with the AISIN six-speed automatic transmission - can tow up to 31,000 pounds.  Offering a combination of legendary power and fuel-efficient performance, this Turbo Diesel engine produces upwards of 400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Designed for high-output exploration and adventure, the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is rated as one of the most effective six-cylinder diesel engines available for any RAM model.

To learn more about your favorite diesel engine options from each OEM mentioned above, please call or contact us online at the Perkins Motor Plex.  We're happy to help you set up a test drive so that you can explore all of the astounding capabilities offered by some of our most popular truck diesel engine options.