The competition has heated up in the heavy-duty pickup market as FCA debuts the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, which features class leading torque, payload, and towing capabilities.
A key achievement is the capability to generate a first-ever 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque with the all new 6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel. In addition to 6.7L Cummins diesel, the Ram HD can also be ordered with a 6.4L HEMI V-8 gasoline engine mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that allows it to deliver 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.4L HEMI V-8 offers cylinder deactivation and variable cam timing for fuel optimization.
The second noteworthy achievement of the 2019 Ram HD is its towing and payload capabilities, which allows it to tow 35,100 pounds and haul a maximum 7,680-pound payload.
Other improvements include reduced stopping distance with new braking system that features upgraded calipers, booster, and master cylinder.
There is new suspension tuning that includes Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shocks, progressive springs, and re-engineered bushings. The rear air suspension now features a driver-activated Bed Lowering Mode, Normal/Payload Mode, and Trailer-Tow Mode.
Interior Completely Redesigned
The interiors of each trim level of the Ram 2500 and 3500 have been completely redesigned with new authentic materials, colors, and textures. In the center console is an Uconnect 4C NAV with a 12-inch fully configurable screen, including a customized Sirius XM 360L system. The center console has been redesigned to feature 12 different storage configurations, including optional dedicated/assignable switches, wireless charging dock and up to five USBs, including Type-C ports.
The 2019 Ram HD offer active noise cancellation, anti-vibration devices and acoustic glass to insulate the interior cabin from road noise.
Safety is a Key Focus
The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 offer more than 100 safety and security features. These active safety systems are available in all models and include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking (AEB) and AEB with trailer brakes.
Towing Capabilities Expanded
The Ram HD has taken towing capabilities to a new level with the ability to tow a maximum of 35,100 pounds. There is a new auxiliary exterior camera improves visibility with custom positioning in and behind trailers. In addition, there is an advanced trailer tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) can accommodate up to six pickup tires and 12 trailer tires with up to four trailer profiles.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet