In the American car world what matters the most is the horsepower. Contrary to that, in the heavy-duty truck world what is the most important is the torque. Ram is known for its desire to keep up with that preference, fact proven by the 1,000 lb-ft of torque made by the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty.
What facilitates that is the 6.7-liter high-output Cummins engine which measures 400 horsepower and offers the full grand worth of torque at 1,800 RPM, more than the model from 2018. Tam 3500’s towing capacity is increased to 35,100 pounds and the payload rating as high as 7,680 pounds.
The engine comes with some new features that Ram talks about in its press release including that the current motor has a new cast iron head, is 60 pounds lighter than the previous one, has a new forged connecting rod design, “lighter and stronger” pistons, and the variable geometry turbo is also improved and bolted to a new exhaust manifold.
For the diesels, the transmissions are six speeds and include a Chrysler 68RFE backing up the standard mill, and an Aisin AS69RC bolted to the high output motor. You can also opt for the manual transmission option which has the current Cummins heavy-duty Ram, TFL Truck says it is gone.
Alongside all these amazing features that RAM came up with, the company also mentions that there are lighter, all-new, more torsionally-rigid frames in its heavy-duty trucks which give a lot of power. Inside the truck, you can find an infotainment screen measuring 12 inches which is similar to the one the new Ram 1500 is equipped with.
Ram can be considered a car manufacturer that knows exactly what the buyers want and how to make it possible for them.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.