Within the American muscle automobile world, horsepower is king (see the brand new Shelby GT500 rumors), however within the heavy-responsibility truck world, bragging rights are all about torque. And in that space, Ram doesn’t prefer to lose, which is why the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty makes a ridiculous 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
That’s the determine on the 400 horsepower 6.7-liter excessive-output Cummins engine, which gives the total grand price of torque at 1,800 RPM, and 15 ponies greater than last year’s model. It helps the Ram 3500 enhance its towing capability to 35,100 kilos, and provides it a payload score as excessive as 7,680 kilos. One other obtainable 6.7-liter Cummins can be supplied, although it’s a bit much less potent at 370 horses and 850 lb-ft. There’s nonetheless the bottom 6.4-liter gasoline engine that makes 410 HP and 429 lb-ft.
Transmissions are six-speeds for the diesel and an eight-velocity for the gas. As for the handbook transmission choice that may be had with the present Cummins heavy responsibility Ram, TFL Truck says it’s gone. “The 2018 Ram HD was the final one to supply a guided choice with a diesel,” the web site writes. That is unhappy information.
In 2015, Ford climbed to the highest of the torque mountain with an 860 lb-ft Power Stroke diesel, and Ram rapidly responded with a truck whose Cummins diesel made 865 lb-ft. Then Chevy went to 910 lb-ft, and Ford went to 925 lb-ft in 2017, and Ram returned the following year with 930 lb-ft. That very same year, Ford put out a 935 lb-ft Super Duty.