The new Ram 1500 is Dodge’s addition to the high end, heavy duty truck market. Like its predecessors, it is designed to work and comes standard with a V6 or an upgraded V8 Hemi engine. They also contain a proprietary eTorque system which can increase the torque to 90 fps in the V6 and 130 in the V8 model.
- As in the outgoing model, the 2019 Ram 1500 is powered by a 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6 (called Pentastar) or a 395-hp 5.7-liter V-8 (Hemi).
- Along with stop/start capability that should provide smoother and quicker starts than traditional systems, eTorque can provide a brief torque boost of 90 lb-ft to V-6 Rams and 130 lb-ft to V-8 models
- In addition to the powertrain changes, the Ram 1500 also benefits from a number of aerodynamic additions aimed at improving fuel economy
“In addition to the powertrain changes, the Ram 1500 also benefits from a number of aerodynamic additions aimed at improving fuel economy, although Ram has yet to release any EPA figures for the new truck.”