The 2019 Ram HD may not have been the most anticipated debut at yesterday’s Detroit Auto Show, but it certainly was the most powerful.
Ram unveiled the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty in both 2500 and 3500 versions. Direct competitors to the Chevrolet Silverado HD unveiled last month, the Ram Heavy Duty isn’t as distinct visually but it more than makes up for it with power and torque.
For the first time, a full-size pickup has broken the 1,000 pound-feet of torque barrier courtesy of an optional new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine that packs 400 horsepower and an even grand of torque. With it, the 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty can tow 35,100 pounds and has a payload of 7,680 pounds.
In other words, you could haul a Ram 1500 in the 2019 Ram HD’s bed and still have plenty of power left to spare.
Another 6.7-liter Cummins is available with 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque if, you know, you don’t need to tow a Carnival cruise ship. Then there’s the base 6.4-liter gas engine that makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
Check out our full coverage of the new Ram Heavy Duty unveiled in Detroit. Here, we look at what 1,000 pound-feet of torque looks like with our image gallery.