What is new for the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks?
The new and improved RAM 1500 was met with great fanfare and rave reviews last year, but guess what? RAM wasn’t done. For 2019 they are releasing updated versions of their RAM Heavy Duty trucks, namely the 2500 and 3500. Want to know what is new for the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks? The answer is a lot, and we have the details.
New engine for 2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks
RAM truck aficionados will likely recognize the popular 6.4-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engine as the standard option, and that remains largely unchanged with its 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It’s the diesel option that’s ready to blow your mind.
For 2019, the RAM Heavy Duty lineup will be available with a 6.7-liter Cummins high output turbo diesel. It can deliver 400 horsepower, but that’s not the impressive part. When it comes to torque, this turbo diesel outputs up to 1,000 pound-feet of torque all while weighing 60 pounds less than the outgoing diesel option.
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How much will the new RAM Heavy Duty trucks tow?
When it comes to towing, you can get ready to get impressed right now. Because of that 1,000 pound-feet of torque on the new Cummins turbo diesel engine, RAM Heavy Duty trucks are now capable of towing up to 35,100 pounds or 15,921 kilograms.
These trucks are ready to impress when it comes to payload too. When properly equipped, the payload capacity of a 2019 RAM Heavy Duty truck is 7,680 pounds or 3,483 kilograms. All these figures together make the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty the most capable and most powerful pickup in the segment.
Other new features of the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty
Those who fell in love with the interior and the exterior of the latest RAM 1500, will have a lot to fall in love with on the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty. Much of the design and styling has carried over, and so have many of the features. In fact, the 12-inch fully-configurable touchscreen that got so much attention on the latest RAM 1500 is now available in the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty lineup.