Setting new benchmarks for performance, capability and refinement, the new 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty lineup gives maximum effort all day, every day with a confident and proven powertrain lineup highlighted by an all-new Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel with 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque.
Buyers of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup have a choice between the proven and robust 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 gasoline engine, now mated to a fuel-efficient TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, and standard- and high output versions of the new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6, offering unparalleled flexibility. The standard output Cummins mates to a refined 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission, while the high output Cummins bolts up to an upgraded, heavy-duty Aisin six-speed automatic transmission.
Complementing the power under the hood, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is equipped with upgraded transfer cases for 4×4 models, and front and rear axles that deliver improved payload and towing capacity and durability while minimizing performance-robbing friction.
“Heavy-duty pickups have the highest capability demands of any passenger vehicle and by engineering 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque into the Cummins 6.7-liter we ensure our Ram 2500 and 3500 customer’s expectations are exceeded,” said Bob Lee, Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “Creating a powerful engine is only a percentage of what it takes to deliver strength, durability and refinement in a vehicle. Our entire Heavy Duty drive line, including an exclusive 8-speed transmission behind our 6.4-liter HEMI V8, new transfer cases, axles and a host of technologies work in harmony to handle the toughest jobs.”
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