Chrysler Canada

2019 Ram 1500 Hauls More, Tows More and Uses Less Fuel With eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology

January 15, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 leverages a appetite of a innovative eTorque amiable hybrid complement on a proven Pentastar V-6 and mythological HEMI® V-8 powertrains to urge fuel economy though sacrificing horsepower, torque or capability, and requires no additional bid by a driver.
eTorque enables a all-new Ram 1500 to grasp poignant gains in fuel economy. All Ram 1500s versed with eTorque offer softened fuel economy when compared to a prior model.
“The eTorque amiable hybrid complement amplifies a award-winning mixed of power, opening and fuel economy in a powertrains for a 2019 Ram 1500,” pronounced Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “Today’s lorry owners rarely value fuel economy though also approach payload, towing and drivability. The 2019 Ram 1500 exceeds expectations.”
eTorque gives a boost to V-6 and V-8 engines
The eTorque amiable hybrid complement is one of several changes done to a powertrains for a 2019 Ram 1500. The goal: Improve fuel economy, performance, payload, towing capabilities and drivability. The changes embody upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed involuntary transmissions, vital weight reductions and innovations, such as fast heating lubricants to minimize viscosity-related potency losses.
The eTorque amiable hybrid complement replaces a normal alternator on a engine with a belt-driven engine generator territory that performs several functions. The engine generator territory works with a 48-volt battery container to capacitate discerning and seamless start/stop function, short-duration torque serve to a engine crankshaft in certain pushing situations and stop appetite regeneration, that improves responsiveness and efficiency.
With a engine running, eTorque’s engine generator territory feeds 48-volt stream to a 330 watt-hour lithium-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)-Graphite battery. The battery container includes a 3-kilowatt DC-to-DC inverter to say a battery’s state of assign and modify 48 volts to 12 volts to appetite a Ram 1500’s accessories and assign a required 12-volt lead-acid battery.
The small-suitcase-sized, air-cooled battery container mounts to a back wall inside a Ram 1500’s cabin. The box is insulated to moderate sound from a twin cooling fans. Cooling atmosphere is drawn from inside a lorry and vented around a built-in cabin exhausters.
The V-6 and V-8 engines with eTorque keep a required 12-volt starter motor, used for cold starts and initial start of a day due to a larger potency in impassioned temperatures.
In serve to spinning a engine for restarts, a eTorque also recaptures appetite during deceleration and braking to feed assign to a battery pack. eTorque also enhances a pushing knowledge of a 2019 Ram 1500 by adding torque to a crankshaft during rigging changes to minimize noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH).
The eTorque engine generator is somewhat opposite between a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 applications. The Pentastar eTorque territory is glass cooled and mounted on a front of a engine. The HEMI V-8 eTorque territory is atmosphere cooled and mounted toward a tip of a engine in a normal alternator location.
Both eTorque engine generator units occupy a span of belt tensioners to keep a 8-rib expostulate belt parsimonious when a territory is generating electricity or adding torque to a crankshaft.
The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 will also be accessible though a eTorque system.
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6: 305 horsepower and superb fuel economy
The all-aluminum Pentastar V-6’s versatility, with poignant horsepower and torque prolongation around a rpm range, creates it a workhorse engine around a FCA US car lineup and a ideal bottom engine for a 2019 Ram 1500.
The upgraded chronicle of a Pentastar V-6 is a customary engine in many trim levels of a 2019 Ram 1500, privately tuned for lorry avocation and rated during 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque.
The newest Pentastar V-6’s modernized technologies, such as wide-range non-static valve timing and two-step non-static valve lift, broach a optimal mix of appetite and fuel economy, formed on a driver’s demand. A cooled empty gas recirculation (EGR) complement enables softened fuel economy and emissions opening during aloft loads.
The compact, 60-degree, all-aluminum retard is assembled of high strength die-cast T380 aluminum with expel iron gimlet liners. Six missile categorical temperament caps minister to an intensely firm revoke engine structure. Cast aluminum pistons, treated with a friction-reducing cloaking and piston rings, expostulate fake joining rods. Aluminum cylinder heads lift twin beyond cam shafts, 4 valves per cylinder and implement high-tumble intake ports. The empty manifolds are expel constituent with a cylinder heads.
The Pentastar V-6’s 11.3:1 focus ratio delivers an optimal change of power, fuel potency and refinement. Despite a high focus ratio, a Pentastar V-6 runs on unchanging 87-octane fuel to revoke a cost of ownership.
The two-step variable-valve lift (VVL) complement stays in low-lift mode in many pushing situations. When a motorist final some-more power, VVL switches to high-lift mode for softened performance.
The non-static valve timing (VVT) system, with dual-independent cam phasing and 70 degrees of authority, helps revoke pumping waste in a engine.
In a 2019 Ram 1500, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is accessible in many configurations, including a four-wheel-drive powertrain and Crew Cab models.
Legendary HEMI power: 5.7-liter V-8 delivers 395 horsepower
The muscular 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 combines a flesh of 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque – in a smooth, extended appetite rope that avoids a perplexity and peakiness of turbocharged engines – with performance-enhancing and fuel-saving technologies that embody variable-valve timing and Fuel Saver Technology (cylinder deactivation).
With Fuel Saver Technology, a engine control mechanism turns off fuel and spark, and closes a valves to 4 of a engine’s 8 cylinders during light bucket operation, such as highway cruising when full appetite is not needed.
For a 2019 Ram 1500, FCA engineers broadened a doing territory of a Fuel Saver Technology around a serve of a span of active quivering dampers, mounted on a frame, and Active Noise Cancellation record in a lorry cabin. The stretched operation of operation yields an additional 0.5 miles per gallon (mpg) on a highway. Transparent to a driver, a complement operates between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm while fortitude to capacitate V-8 appetite for acceleration and complicated loads.
Variable valve timing helps maximize fuel economy by shortening a engine’s pumping work around a behind shutting of a intake valve, that increases a enlargement routine of a explosion event.
Another change for a HEMI V-8 in a 2019 Ram 1500 is a switch to an electric cooling fan, replacing a prior 400-watt electric/mechanical fan hybrid setup. Precisely tranquil by a engine control computer, a new 850-watt electric fan, mounted to a radiator, uses Pulse Width Modulation to tailor a fan’s appetite pull to a cooling demand. Eliminating a normal fan blade mounted to a front of a engine helps urge fuel economy by shortening parasitic waste and fan noise.
The 2019 Ram 1500 meets ULEV70 emissions regulations around revised computerized powertrain controls and upgraded emissions hardware.
TorqueFlite eight-speed involuntary transmissions: The right rigging during a right time
Every 2019 Ram 1500 is versed with a entirely electronic TorqueFlite eight-speed involuntary delivery with a far-reaching widespread of rigging ratios that keeps engine rpm in a right operation for a charge – either putting in a full day of off-road work or highway cruising.
Trucks versed with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 use an FCA-produced TorqueFlite 850RE transmission. The 2019 Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 uses an upgraded TorqueFlite 8HP75 transmission. Both TorqueFlite transmissions use a new era of mechanism controllers that routine information faster and coordinate delivery operation with a eTorque amiable hybrid system. The transmissions occupy on-the-fly change map changing, enabling them to respond fast to changes in motorist demand.
There are some-more than 40 particular change maps, to optimize change changes and points for fuel economy, opening and drivability. Shift plan takes into comment a series of variables, including:

  • Engine torque changes
  • Gear downshifts
  • Longitudinal and parallel acceleration
  • Hill detection
  • Vehicle speed control
  • Electronic fortitude control interaction
  • Temperature

The transmissions use shift-by-wire technology, expelling a involuntary linkage between a delivery and a rigging selector. The 2019 Ram 1500 retains an innovative rotary e-shift dial mounted on a left side of a instrument panel’s core smoke-stack – pardon adult space traditionally assigned by a console- or column-mounted change lever.
The TorqueFlite 850RE and 8HP75 transmissions use matching rigging ratios. Sixth rigging is a approach drive, while gears 7 and 8 have overdrive ratios. The far-reaching rigging ratio widespread helps maximize fuel economy by assisting revoke engine rpm in city and highway driving. Internally, both transmissions have 4 rigging sets and 5 change elements (multi-disc clutches and brakes). Only twin change elements are open during any time. With fewer open change elements, drag waste due to mixed tools rotating relations to one another are reduced.
2019 Ram 1500s versed with eTorque record underline a hydraulic vigour accumulator, for present response following a stop/start event.
Thermal management
Today’s Ram 1500 employs a thermal government complement that taps into exhilarated engine coolant to speed adult a warmup of involuntary delivery liquid and engine oil to maximize a fuel saving advantages of those fluids.
The 2019 Ram 1500 takes that plan a step serve with an industry-first law focus that uses exhilarated engine coolant to comfortable adult a back spindle liniment of 4×2 trucks.
The engine control territory manages a three-way valve in a engine cooling circuit. Heating a lorry cabin always takes priority, formed on a HVAC heat setting. Once heated, a valve routes coolant to a back axle, where it circulates by a form in a double-layer spindle cover to comfortable a rigging oil. The warmed rigging oil is rebate gelatinous and brings a spindle to rise doing potency faster. Also, a complement helps forestall a back spindle from surpassing limit temperatures during perfectionist conditions such as hauling and trailer towing.
The 2019 Ram 1500 continues to use a thermal government complement to move a delivery liquid and engine oil to doing heat quickly. The complement also serves a cooling avocation underneath high load/high ambient heat conditions to safeguard a delivery liquid heat is controlled.
Transfer cases get upgrades
Buyers who supply their 2019 Ram 1500 with a four-wheel expostulate drivetrain can select between twin electronically tranquil send cases: a BorgWarner 48-12 for part-time 4WD operation with Hi and Low ranges; and a BorgWarner 48-11 for on-demand 4WD. Both send cases rivet around a push-button control mounted underneath a rotary rigging selector on a instrument panel.
The send cases are upgraded internally for some-more strong opening in and with a augmenting cargo and towing capabilities of a new truck. Changes embody a larger-diameter categorical shaft, relocation of a sequence and cog for softened temperament support, and softened lubrication. Also, a on-demand complement is extended for quicker response and aloft front outlay torque capacity.
The 48-12 part-time send box provides 3 doing ranges 2Hi (2WD), 4Hi (4WD) and 4Lo (low-range rebate 4WD) and a neutral position. 2Hi is designed for any highway aspect during any time, while 4Hi and 4Lo are for off-road use or sharp surfaces. The motorist can switch between 2Hi and 4Hi while a lorry is in motion. To rivet 4Lo, a delivery contingency be in neutral.
The low-range rebate ratio (crawl ratio) for 4Lo is 2.64:1, that provides augmenting low-speed torque capability for pulling appetite and softened motorist control in off-road conditions.
The on-demand send box has 4Auto, 2Hi, 4Hi and 4Lo selections. 4Auto provides full-time 4WD, responding automatically to yield limit traction in all highway conditions. 2Hi, 4Hi and 4Lo avocation equally to a part-time send case.
FCA engineers reworked a back spindle for a 2019 Ram 1500 with a aim of augmenting performance, continuance and efficiency.
The customary 235 mm back spindle incorporates a accumulation of changes, including optimized element use in a conduit and spindle tubes and rejecting of stop adapter plates, to cut some-more than 10 pounds from a assembly.
Front and back wheels adopt six-lug hubs, sum with 14.9-inch front and 14.8-inch back discs, delivers considerable interlude distances. The new Ram 1500 is also propitious with a new electronic parking brake.
Three final expostulate ratios are accessible on 2WD and 4WD models – 3.21, 3.55 and 3.92. Each mixed is accessible with a normal open or limited-slip differential, that automatically divides torque among a back wheels to maximize traction accessible during any wheel.
New for 2019 is an electronic locking differential, accessible on 4WD trucks with a 3.21 and 3.55 final expostulate ratio and carried suspension, and 2WD and 4WD trucks with a 3.92 ratio and a bottom or carried cessation (Rebel and 4×4 Off-road Package). The electronic complement gives a motorist a capability to close or clear a differential on approach while roving adult to 10 mph, providing limit traction to a car when needed.
Also new for 2019 is a Max Tow Package, an choice with a 3.92 final expostulate ratio charity adult to 12,700 pounds of towing capability. The Max Tow Package is formed around a Dana Super 60 core territory and open differential with a 256-millimeter rigging set, and uses 35-spline spindle shafts. It is accessible on 2WD trucks powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque.
Small changes assistance save fuel
The V-6 and V-8 powertrains in a 2019 Ram 1500 also revoke fuel expenditure with an Interactive Deceleration Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO) underline that pauses fuel upsurge to a engine cylinders when a car is decelerating. For a 2019 indication year, a iDFSO underline is softened to be active in third rigging and higher.
The empty complement has been re-engineered to revoke weight. Changes such as optimizing a density of a empty pipes and regulating aluminum for a hanger brackets cut some-more than 9 pounds from a system. Extensive tuning of complement components enables a 2019 Ram 1500 to say a guttural bark from a twin empty tips that is one if a trademarks.
A new, forward-facing atmosphere intake mounted behind a grille of a 2019 Ram 1500 feeds cooler atmosphere to a intake of a complement of a Pentastar V-6 and HEMI V-8 engines for softened performance. The intake complement for both powertrains includes a hydrocarbon adsorption filter to revoke evaporative emissions. The filter is good for a life of a car and does not need unchanging maintenance.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is corroborated with a five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The Powertrain Limited Warranty covers a cost of all tools and labor indispensable to correct a lonesome powertrain member – engine, delivery and expostulate system. Coverage also includes giveaway towing to a nearest Ram dealer, if necessary. The guaranty also is negotiable permitting business who sell their lorry during a guaranty period, to pass a coverage onto a new owner.

The customary three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for a 2019 Ram 1500, from a physique to a electrical system.
About Ram Truck Brand
Since a launch as a stand-alone multiplication in 2009, a Ram Truck code has usually emerged as an attention personality with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a graphic temperament for Ram trucks has authorised a code to combine on core business and a facilities they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a industrious Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owners or a business that depends on a Ram ProMaster blurb outpost each day for deliveries, Ram has a lorry marketplace covered.
In sequence to be a best, it takes a joining to innovation, capability, potency and durability. Ram Truck invests almost in a products, infusing them with good looks, polished interiors, durable engines and disdainful facilities that serve raise their capabilities.
Ram continues to kick a foe in a many sought-after titles:

  • Over a final 30 years, Ram has a top commission of pickups still on a road
  • Highest owners faithfulness of any half-ton pickup
  • Highest Ram torque ever – 930 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest 5th circle towing ability – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Best float and doing with disdainful couple curl back and auto-level atmosphere suspensions
  • Best-in-class fuel economy and longest operation with disdainful EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class gas towing – 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Highest sleet plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
  • Most lush trim accessible in pickups with Ram Tungsten Limited Edition
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most able full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a perfectionist operation of needs and need their vehicles to yield high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to broach a sum package.

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