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New 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is a Benchmark for Performance, Capability, Technology and Luxury

January 14, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is a many powerful, many means pickup in a shred with a towing ability of 35,100 lbs. and a cargo ability of 7,680 lbs. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1000 lb.-ft. from a Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in float and handling, luxury, materials, creation and record fluctuating good past any rival offerings. Giving limit bid all day, any day with confidence, a new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups stairs brazen with a full force of complicated capability.
 
“Ram Heavy Duty owners constantly direct a top levels of capability to tackle a biggest jobs and with 35,100 lbs. of towing capacity, pulled by 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque from a Cummins engine, we now reason a many critical titles within a segment,” pronounced Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, FCA. “We’ve also surrounded owners in oppulance and record that, until now, was taken in a heavy-duty pickup. The top peculiarity interiors, active reserve systems and of march a award-winning Uconnect record minister to a best Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks we have ever built.”
 
POWERTRAIN

Engines: 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel reaches 1,000 lb.-ft.
With a prolonged list of upgrades, a new Cummins 6.7-liter I-6, high outlay Turbo Diesel delivers adult to 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,800 rpm and 400 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm. Changes start during a core, with a cylinder retard finished from compressed graphite iron. Overall, a new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs some-more than 60 lbs. rebate than a previous-generation engine, nonetheless delivers some-more energy and torque. A new cast-iron cylinder conduct builds on a new retard with changes that embody new empty valves and springs, and new rocker arms. Lighter and stronger pistons embody new low-friction rings and bond to a crankshaft around newly pattern fake joining rods and new bearings. An all-new empty plural is a ascent indicate for an softened variable-geometry turbocharger with laminated feverishness shields, delivering boost vigour adult to 33 psi.

The second several of a Cummins Turbo Diesel also gets a opening boost with 370 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and 850 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,700 rpm.
The customary engine in a 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty is upgraded to a proven and manly 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, delivering class-leading 410 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,000 rpm to hoop a cargo and towing mandate of a heavy-duty lorry user.

Transmissions
Ram 3500 Heavy Duty models versed with a 1,000 lb.-ft. high outlay Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel occupy a Aisin AS69RC electronically tranquil six-speed automatic. This delivery is engineered to hoop a gigantic torque of a Turbo Diesel engine and increasing automobile weight ratings while delivering softened change quality. Along with hardware upgrades, a Aisin AS69RC uses a new delivery controller with double a memory of a prior controller and a dual-core processor. This delivers faster, some-more accurate shifts underneath all pulling and loading conditions.

Ram Heavy Duty trucks powered by a customary outlay Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel are versed with a significantly upgraded chronicle of a 68RFE six-speed involuntary transmission. Changes designed to urge a electronically tranquil transmission’s change peculiarity embody new variable-force solenoid controls for a torque-converter clutch. A new retreat accumulator improves change feel when fixation a delivery into park from reverse. Drive-to-park shifts were also softened by polished hydraulic control.

In a initial for a Ram Heavy Duty, a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 comes corresponding to a proven and smooth-shifting TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic. There are some-more than 40 particular change maps to optimize change points for fuel economy, opening and drivability. The transmissions use shift-by-wire technology, expelling a automatic linkage between a delivery and a rigging selector. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty uses 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.

Transfer Cases
Four-wheel-drive versions of a 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty are versed with a BorgWarner part-time send case. The 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and several of a Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel expostulate energy by possibly an electronic (BW 44-46) or primer change (BW 44-47) send case, depending on a model. Ram Heavy Duty trucks with a high outlay chronicle of a Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel are versed with an all-new part-time BorgWarner send box (BW 44-48). This send box is designed to hoop a aloft submit loads for limit towing capability adult to 35,100 lbs.

Axles
New front and behind axles on a 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty have been engineered to urge durability, hoop industry-leading cargo and towing capabilities, and minimize Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), as good as take advantage of opportunities to optimize weight. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is offering with an all-new, incomparable 12-inch AAM behind spindle to hoop a class-leading energy and capability.
 
ENGINEERING

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is a many powerful, many means pickup in a shred with a towing ability of 35,100 lbs. and cargo ability of 7,680 lbs. But large capability is irrelevant if a lorry fails to teach certainty to a driver. Ram redefines a word “you don’t even know it’s behind there” when towing or hauling.
 
Frame
Ram Heavy Duty trucks underline all-new frames built with 98.5-percent high-strength steel, 6 apart crossmembers, hydroformed categorical rails and entirely boxed behind rails for optimal strength and mass efficiency. Although a new Ram Heavy Duty is stronger and some-more capable, lightweight materials in a frame, powertrain and an aluminum hood revoke altogether weight by adult to 143 lbs. Two Active-Tuned Mass Modules (ATMM) mounted on a support rails hunt out adverse vibrations and request countermeasures to discharge them.

Wide front support rails capacitate front cessation springs to be positioned somewhat outboard – an enabler for generating certain hurl stiffness. In a behind apportionment of a new frame, a structure includes entirely boxed behind rails. The rear-axle constructional crossmember with supplies for fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches, has been upgraded for 2019 to accommodate a increasing towing capacity.
 
On vehicles versed with a discretionary auxiliary camera prep package, a customary 4/7-pin buffer connector is transposed with a 12/7-pin connector to support a remote camera choice (available Mopar accessory). A tailgate handle-mounted, behind high-definition camera backup complement is customary with energetic imaging on a 12-inch, 8.4-inch or 5-inch displays with branch guidelines. Also, a cargo-view camera located in a Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) provides a perspective of a bed for easier tie to fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers, as good as monitoring bed loads.
 
Suspension
Heavy Duty trucks generally have a cessation versed for constant, complicated payloads. This leads to a harsher float when unloaded. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty includes Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shocks on all 4 corners. The valves of an FRD startle automatically adjust for a form of straight circle input, permitting a Ram Heavy Duty to have sports-car-like cessation for doing and a movable cessation on severe terrain. Engineers total on-going springs and upgraded bushings to a cessation system, including a disdainful five-link curl pattern on Ram 2500, providing softened load-carrying characteristics and softened accent over obstacles when compared to a leaf-spring system.
 
A class-exclusive Active-Level behind atmosphere cessation is accessible on both a Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 and includes a new Bed-lowering Mode to make a heaviest trailer hook-ups a breeze. The 2019 Ram 2500 uses twin atmosphere bags to reinstate a curl springs. Load ability is not sacrificed and a Ram 2500’s best-in-class float and doing gets even better, abrasive a foe with twin doses of engineering creation (five-link curl with an atmosphere cessation option). The Ram 3500 facilities a Hotchkiss behind leaf-spring complement with discretionary atmosphere suspension. By adding supplemental atmosphere bags, Ram engineers were means to alleviate a heavy-load root springs, permitting for some-more unladed cessation movement.
 
In a front, a new, two-piece, front-suspension crossmember structure adds a longer welded interface and incomparable strength to a frame. The Ram Heavy Duty line facilities an modernized three-link front cessation to safeguard hurl stiffness.

Brakes
A new braking complement upgrades a calipers, upholder and master cylinder. Combined with a larger-ratio pedal swing, a 2019 Ram Heavy Duty delivers a some-more assured and absolute execution with tiny bid from a driver. The reengineered complement also offers shorter interlude distances and braking to compare a top capability.

Body
Several physique elements are upgraded from amiable steel to high-strength steel on a 2019 Heavy Duty pickups. Additional light-weighting efforts embody of an aluminum hood, that contributes to an altogether weight rebate of 143 lbs. on a volume model.
 
Through wind-tunnel analyses and 3 million miles of real-world continuance tests, engineers have total a quietest Ram Heavy Duty ever with a segment-leading drag fellow of .409. Upgrades to urge NVH embody new C-pillar hydromounts, anti-vibration devices, new engine mounts, active sound cancelling and new exhaust-system attachments.
 
New Power Wagon Content
2019 Ram Power Wagon is a many means prolongation off-road lorry in a industry. The Power Wagon facilities a singular suspension, bureau cessation lift, locking front and behind differentials, disconnecting lean bar and a 12,000-lb. winch. New to a Power Wagon is a 360 camera, that includes forward-view camera gridlines to assistance navigate obstacles. An all-new and integrated front-mounted WARN Zeon-12 winch facilities a singular fairlead and fairlead servant with a new fake line that can't kink, does not ravel and is some-more maneuverable. The new line also cuts weight by 28 lbs. A Power Wagon calm package continues to be accessible on Tradesman, that includes all a off-road apparatus though keeps a Tradesman pattern elements.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
 
The new 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups embody some-more than 100 accessible reserve and certainty elements, including an array of active and pacifist systems to support a motorist and passengers, offering in all models.
 
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), 360-degree camera arrangement and selectable tire pressures are usually some of a new, specialized technologies found in Ram’s halo pickup trucks. Since a Ram Heavy Duty line is engineered around capability, it creates clarity that many of a technologies would be extended from their use in newcomer cars. For example, Tire Pressure Monitoring, that can guard adult to 6 tires on a pickup, now includes trailer tire vigour monitoring for adult to 12 trailer tires. Although a fill-in camera is a customary underline on many vehicles, a Ram Heavy Duty offers a second rear-view camera (cargo-view camera) to guard cargo in a bed. It also can be used to align fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers, a common assign of a Ram Heavy Duty pickup. As a segment-first, fill-in sensors on a Ram 3500 embody privately designed sensors to cover a total breadth of twin behind wheels, giving a wider camber of coverage when subsidy adult with singular view.
 
The new Ram Heavy Duty uses a accumulation of high-strength steels in a frame, physique panels and core structure to maximize impact opening and revoke altogether weight, including a A-, B- and C-pillars, front structure and doorway beams. Increased insurgency mark welds revoke a feverishness bearing to surrounding steel to say strength and long-term durability.

DESIGN
 
After hundreds of sketches, a new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups came brazen with a full force of complicated capability. Interiors counterpart a pattern voiced on a recently launched Ram 1500 with unmatched luxury, materials, creation and record fluctuating good past any rival offerings.
 
Interior
For 2019, all-new features, record and reward materials assistance a redesigned Ram Heavy Duty continue a interior care with quality, record and luxury. Each trim turn is singly characterized to simulate particular identity.
 
The new instrument quarrel combines a strong, structurally interlocking appearance, pulling a executive controls adult and toward a driver, improving altogether reachability of complement controls. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty facilities a Uconnect 4C NAV on a 12-inch entirely configurable touchscreen, that can arrangement one application, such as a navigation map, opposite a whole 12-inch screen, or can be divided in half, doing twin opposite applications during once. Redundant HVAC controls and a new enhanced-ergonomic switch bank broach softened feedback and appearance.
 
The new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty facilities an accessible 7-inch, full-color, 3D animation-capable motorist information display, with reconfigurable duty that enables Ram lorry drivers to personalize information inside a instrument cluster. The arrangement is designed to visually promulgate information, regulating graphics and text, fast and easily.
 
Across all trim levels, a 2019 Ram Heavy Duty facilities push-button start and a redesigned rotary e-shifter dial (HEMI V8 only). The new shifter area also cleverly groups new underline buttons, including Hill Descent Control, spindle close and send box controls, when equipped.
 
An active sound termination complement and acoustic potion revoke ambient cabin sounds by scarcely 10 db – a quietest Ram Heavy Duty ever. The new HVAC complement facilities 30 percent some-more atmosphere upsurge during reduce sound levels, including incomparable front defroster vents for softened performance. All-new in-duct electric heating elements on diesel models assistance speed cabin warmup on cold days, and incomparable complement controls and new incomparable quarrel ducts work softened with gloved hands.
 
With adult to 258 liters of interior storage volume on a disdainful Mega Cab including twin bins behind a behind seats, a 2019 Ram Heavy Duty offers some-more than 120-percent additional storage ability contra a closest competitor. A reimagined core console is a usable, formidable square of art with some-more than 12 opposite storage combinations. Up from 19.7 to 22.6 liters, a console includes a wider advancing area with discretionary wireless charging, that can reason a tiny inscription or smartphone. A three-position shifting cup-holder tray can be stowed underneath a core armrest to exhibit a low storage cylinder designed to reason a 15-inch laptop
 
To keep inclination charged, 5 USB ports support in a core console type-C ports for faster communication and charging. Up to 3 115-volt domicile plugs are accessible (three-prong). One in a initial quarrel and one in a second row. All outlets now hoop adult to 400 watts to assign or energy collection quickly.
 
Exterior
Robust sections total with “interlocking” pattern aesthetics also duty to urge aerodynamics to approximate segment-leading capability and technology. Every Ram Heavy Duty lorry advantages from new calm privately designed to compare any model’s singular style. Rather than a normal concentration on styling elements individually, designers total elements that change any other’s shape, ensuing in a some-more integrated demeanour that aligns with a automatic capabilities of a truck. For example, a grille, hood and fenders share pieces of any other, as good as a instrument panel, cluster and core console.
 
The 2019 Heavy Duty creates a confidant and singular coming that Heavy Duty business can call their own. Interlocked with a new, lighter aluminum hood, a many incomparable and some-more assertive front grille opening leads with certainty and strength. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is accessible in 6 opposite grille styles with a finish depart from a ancestral crosshairs. The new front buffer is cut with incomparable openings, providing incomparable airflow to a largest turbo intercooler Ram has ever blending to a halo pickups. More than 20 sensors surrounding a new Ram Heavy Duty are seamlessly integrated to make them rebate visible. A removable atmosphere dam helps mold a many aerodynamic Heavy Duty Ram has offered.
 
Three headlamp variations are accessible delivering a best lighting in a segment: Halogen, full LED/reflector and full LED/projector with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) for adult to 15 degrees of transformation in a approaching instruction of travel.
 
The side of a lorry flows with heading Ram style. A drawn body-side impression line ties together a front buffer and cab doors. An all-new interlocking side-step pattern incorporates low step patterns and a R-A-M logo.
 
The new Ram Heavy Duty continues to offer a best lockable bed storage in a shred with RamBox. The industry-first RamBox Cargo Management System includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, bright and drainable storage bins built into a bed rails. New for 2019, RamBox facilities a 115-volt opening with adult to 400-watts of power.
 
Surrounding a largest cab in a segment, a interior pattern group brought singular colors and reward materials to any trim turn of a 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. Each indication creates a possess singular “Hero” matter with paint colors, badging, wheels, grilles and other features.
 
UCONNECT
 
Designed to be a many technologically modernized heavy-duty pickup ever, a new Ram 2500 and 3500 are installed with an array of innovative and state-of-the-art features. The award-winning fourth-generation Uconnect complement offers new preference and connected services, and keeps Ram lorry business connected, intent and sensitive all while gripping their hands on a circle and eyes on a road.

Uconnect 4C NAV with 12-inch display
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty facilities a 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen with tailor-made graphics for several Ram models and state-of-the-art connectivity. Personalization is finished easy with a new separate screen, permitting twin opposite applications for preferred configuration, such as Apple CarPlay and HVAC controls, or one application, such as navigation opposite a whole 12-inch touchscreen.

The new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty offers 4 audio systems to douse passengers in a ultimate sound experience, including a 750-watt Harman Kardon Audio System with 17 speakers, including an 8-inch subwoofer.

The class-exclusive Uconnect 4C with 12-inch arrangement also facilities a subsequent turn of audio party with SiriusXM with 360L. The new use enables Ram lorry drivers and passengers to learn some-more of what SiriusXM offers formed on their listening preferences, including disdainful SiriusXM on-demand programming never before accessible in a dash. Benefits of a new SiriusXM with 360L embody some-more channels (now 200+), entrance to thousands of hours of available on-demand programming and extended sports play-by-play offerings. Smart calm recommendations capacitate listeners to learn some-more of what they love, formed on listening habits. Individual listener profiles concede mixed drivers and passengers to customize and say their possess presets, name preferences and collect adult where they left off in a car.

Manufacturing
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is built during a Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.
 
About Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, a Ram Truck code launched as a stand-alone division, focused on assembly a final of lorry buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles.
 
That concentration leads Ram to pattern a industry’s many innovative, award-winning trucks, emphasizing durability, strength, record and efficiency.
 
With a full lineup of trucks, including ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, a Ram code builds trucks that get a tough work finished and families where they need to go. From a no-compromise Ram 1500 that defines a destiny of pickup trucks with innovative design, a top peculiarity materials and class-exclusive technology, to a Ram Heavy Duty that combines a ability to out-power, out-tow and out-haul any singular aspirant with a segment’s many gentle float and handling, Ram is committed to product leadership.
 
Ram continues to outperform a foe and sets a benchmarks for:

  • Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Heaviest payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with genuine wood, genuine leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best float and doing with disdainful couple curl behind and auto-level atmosphere suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most means full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Highest owners faithfulness of any half-ton pickup
  • Over a final 30 years, Ram has a top commission of pickups still on a road

Giving limit bid all day, any day with confidence, the Ram Truck lineup stairs brazen with a full force of complicated capability providing confidence-inspiring facilities and class-exclusive automobile safety.

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