The all-new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks have arrived along with a brand new visual update package to help them stand apart from the competition.
At the Detroit Auto Show, Ram unveiled their redesigned HD series of big pickups. Notable for the big reveal was a redesigned 6.7-L Cummins inline 6-cylinder high output turbodiesel engine with 400 horsepower and an incredible 1,000 lb-ft of torque. That’s a number you don’t expect to see except on electric pickups with four motors.
Cummins-equipped Ram 3500s can enjoy a class-leading 35,100 lbs of towing and a maximum payload of 7,680 lbs.
The gasoline-powered engine is still no slouch, with the 6.4-L HEMI V8 now receiving cylinder deactivation for even better mileage. Power remains at 410 horses and 429 lb-ft of torque.
Along with the updated engines is a brand new 8-speed automatic transmission replacing the old 6-speeds (except for the Cummins-equipped model, which gets a new 6-speed automatic), and revised suspension including Frequency Response Damping shocks and rear air suspension make the new HD the smoothest riding work pickups out there.
And at the Boston Auto Show last weekend, Ram unveiled a new set of visual updates that will help the HDs stand out from the crowd.
Called the Sport Package, this new package adds a host of visual updates to the HD line’s Big Horn, Lone Star, and Laramie trims. Instead of shiny chrome, the Sport Pack adds body-colored bumpers, door handles, and grille surrounds to the Ram 2500/3500, along with an all-black interior including a black headliner and Piano Black accents.
Twelve exterior color options are available, including Billet Silver, Patriot Blue, and Diamond Black Crystal.
Ram wasn’t quite forthcoming with pricing on the new Sport Package, nor did they say if the new package would be available when the 2019 Ram HD hits dealerships later this spring. We’re assuming yes, but you can never be too certain with Fiat Chrysler.