A few weeks ago, Ram removed the all-new 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show, revealing many substantial updates under the skin as well as new looks. The completely overhauled truck now has a lightweight hybrid system that provides extra torque when needed and offers plenty of towing and payload capacity.
By the end of March, there is plenty to see – that is, in a few weeks – so we have the most important information to know.
The base engine of 1500 is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, paired with the hybrid eTorque 305-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, but those who need more power can choose the right V8 Hemi 5.7 liter for 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both are coupled with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions. Both engines have variable valve timing, but the Hemi offers the added benefit of lower fuel consumption. With this fuel economy technology system, as it is called, the engine shuts off and then the exhaust is exhausted. The variable timing of the camshaft thus saves fuel by reducing the pumping work of the V8 by delayed closing of the intake valve.
The Ram 1500 is a soft hybrid. instead of a conventional alternator, it also provides on-demand assistance. The aft cabin of the passenger cabin is located in the cockpit. Providing the V6 engine with a thrust of 90 lb-ft of torque or 130 lb-ft of torque on the Hemi V8.
The extra help did not dig into the V5’s 305 hp and 269 Nm of torque, or the 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of the V8; The eTorque system operates at low speeds and extends the torque band instead of increasing the maximum valve torque. This means that pilots can gain more torque early on when the truck is in crawl, dragging something heavy without having to topple the engine, and it helps to eliminate the engine’s voltage moving heavy loads.