Ask TFL: Will Ram Trucks Ever See the Rumored GME Turbocharged Six-cylinder I6 Engine?

What's next for the Ram truck engine lineup?

2022 ram 1500 inline 6 turbocharger hybrid
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Will the upcoming 2023 Ram 1500 trucks or Jeep SUVs use the long-rumored “GME-T6” turbocharged inline-6 engines? The short answer is – we don’t know and it’s unlikely. Here is the longer answer.

We recently received a comment during the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 debut that Ram is working to bring a “Slant” straight-6 lineup of engines to replace the 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7L HEMI V8 in the Ram 1500 trucks. There is no official or unofficial insider information to support this claim.

Here is what we know for sure. The 2022 Ram truck lineup receives Uconnect5 technology upgrades and new trim levels and special editions. All powertrains remain the same for the 2022 model year as far as it was announced. This means the 3.6-liter V6 and the 5.7-liter V8 are still here. The eTorque mild-hybrid system is still available as well. The power ratings remain the same. The 2022 Ram TRX and its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 are moving forward as well.

The last time we took a close look at this question was in November of 2019. Here is our last Ram 1500 turbocharged I6 story. Back in 2019, the rumor was the next generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the all-new Jeep Wagoneer will use this brand new and high-tech powerplant. However, the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L and the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer have been fully unveiled and this mysterious new straight-6 engine is nowhere to be seen.

Which powerplant will power the upcoming 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe? We don’t know for sure, but we expect it to be the 2.0-liter I4 hybrid system that is currently in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe.

There is no information on the EPA website about this new engine as it relates to Ram, Jeep, and any other Stellantis video.