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New 2019 RAM HD Pounds Pavement With 1,000 lbs Of Torque

In the big truck power game, the one with the biggest numbers wins. RAM’s set to take all the honours with its new 2019 Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500.

Bragging rights are key when it comes to advertising for Heavy Duty trucks. RAM’s not missed the mark this time as its new generation of Cummins’ 6.7-litre inline-6 diesel engine powering the new 2019 Ram HD produces no less than 400-horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque.

The new block is 60 lbs. (27 kg) lighter than the old one, features a new cast-iron cylinder head and stronger pistons. An improved variable-geometry turbocharger and all-new exhaust system are responsible for the gains.

2019 Ram HD 2500 and 3500
New 2019 Ram HD 3500 | Photo: Ram

With this output, the RAM 3500, when properly equipped, can tow up to 35,100 lbs., making it at least for the moment, the most capable in the segment.

It also doesn’t look as eccentric as its latest main competitor, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

There exists a de-tuned version of the Cummins which produces 370-horsepower and 850 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 serves as the base engine for the trucks. It generates 410-horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic.

Given the heavy payloads, and the fact that refinement has become a priority in these trucks, FCA’s installed new Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shocks and progressive springs.

A “class-leading” Active-Level rear air suspension with a bed-lowering mode is available as an option on both the 2500 and 3500.

Like the new RAM 1500, the 2500 and 3500 gain what is without a doubt the most attractive and luxurious cabin currently available in a full-size truck. FCA’s Uconnect 4 infotainment system with the optional 12-inch touchscreen will serve as the centerpiece and will hold all manners of apps including Apple CarPlay.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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