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Huge 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks rumble into Detroit

Huge 2019 Ram Heavy Duty truck...
When equipped with the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty can pull up to 35,100 pounds
When equipped with the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty can pull up to 35,100 pounds
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Optional for most of the Ram Heavy Duty lineup in 2019 will be a 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel inline-six engine that produces 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 Nm) of torque
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Optional for most of the Ram Heavy Duty lineup in 2019 will be a 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel inline-six engine that produces 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 Nm) of torque
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With that engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup is capable of towing up to 35,100 pounds (15,921 kg, 17.55 tons) and payload hauling of up to 7,680 pounds (3,484 kg)
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With that engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup is capable of towing up to 35,100 pounds (15,921 kg, 17.55 tons) and payload hauling of up to 7,680 pounds (3,484 kg)
One of the key changes is in the new Heavy Duty lineup’s extensive use of high-strength steel in the truck’s frame
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One of the key changes is in the new Heavy Duty lineup’s extensive use of high-strength steel in the truck’s frame
With all of that hualing, of course, there’s a need to maneuver and stop the truck as well. The 2019 Ram HD line now has upgraded calipers, brake booster, and master cylinder systems for better stopping power
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With all of that hualing, of course, there’s a need to maneuver and stop the truck as well. The 2019 Ram HD line now has upgraded calipers, brake booster, and master cylinder systems for better stopping power
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line has been fully redesigned for the model year to match the 2019 Ram 1500's improvements
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The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line has been fully redesigned for the model year to match the 2019 Ram 1500's improvements
The new Ram trucks also have newly-designed interiors to add functionality and technology to the pickups
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The new Ram trucks also have newly-designed interiors to add functionality and technology to the pickups
Improved suspension systems in the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty includes the option for an exclusive air ride suspension
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Improved suspension systems in the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty includes the option for an exclusive air ride suspension
Several cab and cargo bed configurations are available for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty lineup, including single and dual rear axles
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Several cab and cargo bed configurations are available for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty lineup, including single and dual rear axles
For four-wheel drive needs, the Ram Heavy Duty now includes the ability to lock just the rear differential or both front and rear
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For four-wheel drive needs, the Ram Heavy Duty now includes the ability to lock just the rear differential or both front and rear
Both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive capability are inherent to the Ram Trucks line
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Both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive capability are inherent to the Ram Trucks line
The Ram Heavy Duty's coefficient of drag now rivals many non-pickups for efficiency
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The Ram Heavy Duty's coefficient of drag now rivals many non-pickups for efficiency
Now at 98.5 percent HS-steel, the framework for the truck improves torsional rigidity while lowering the frame’s overall weight
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Now at 98.5 percent HS-steel, the framework for the truck improves torsional rigidity while lowering the frame’s overall weight
All models of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line will include active safety and driver assist functions as standard
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All models of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line will include active safety and driver assist functions as standard
The huge 12-inch infotainment display and system we reviewed in the 2019 Ram 1500 is also available for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
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The huge 12-inch infotainment display and system we reviewed in the 2019 Ram 1500 is also available for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
Under the hood of the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine with cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy on the highway
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Under the hood of the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine with cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy on the highway
The Hemi's power enters an eight-speed automatic transmission in Fiat-Chrysler’s TorqueFlite line. Tuned for the 2019 Ram HD trucks and their needs, the transmission offers lower gearing for better pull
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The Hemi's power enters an eight-speed automatic transmission in Fiat-Chrysler’s TorqueFlite line. Tuned for the 2019 Ram HD trucks and their needs, the transmission offers lower gearing for better pull
Many of the upgrades that made the 2019 Ram 1500 popular have found their way into the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line
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Many of the upgrades that made the 2019 Ram 1500 popular have found their way into the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line
Maneuvering is helped with a newly available 360-degree camera system that features reverse guidance for trailer backing
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Maneuvering is helped with a newly available 360-degree camera system that features reverse guidance for trailer backing
Other improvements made to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks include exterior upgrades for better aerodynamics, stronger capability, and ergonomics
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Other improvements made to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks include exterior upgrades for better aerodynamics, stronger capability, and ergonomics
Trailering options for the Ram Heavy Duty line now includes active emergency trailer braking as part of the active emergency braking system on the truck
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Trailering options for the Ram Heavy Duty line now includes active emergency trailer braking as part of the active emergency braking system on the truck
Styled very much like the Ram 1500 lineup, the Ram HD trucks offer more room, more storage, and better technologies
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Styled very much like the Ram 1500 lineup, the Ram HD trucks offer more room, more storage, and better technologies
When equipped with the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty can pull up to 35,100 pounds
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When equipped with the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty can pull up to 35,100 pounds
Towing is central to the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck line with options for fifth wheel, gooseneck, and bumper hitches
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Towing is central to the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck line with options for fifth wheel, gooseneck, and bumper hitches
The Ram Power Wagon, included in the Heavy Duty lineup, offers more off-road equipment than ever before
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The Ram Power Wagon, included in the Heavy Duty lineup, offers more off-road equipment than ever before
The Power Wagon, which defined the off-road truck market, remains one of the best off-pavement options in the pickup truck segments
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The Power Wagon, which defined the off-road truck market, remains one of the best off-pavement options in the pickup truck segments
The 2019 Ram HD line will enter showrooms in the second quarter of 2019
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The 2019 Ram HD line will enter showrooms in the second quarter of 2019
The MegaCab line, with the largest interior, has 258 liters of total storage space with unique folding rear seats and behind-seat storage room
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The MegaCab line, with the largest interior, has 258 liters of total storage space with unique folding rear seats and behind-seat storage room
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After unveiling the new 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton truck at the Detroit show last year, Ram has returned with heavy duty versions of that truck – new Ram 2500 and 3500 models. Both include a Cummins diesel option with an unprecedented 1,000 foot pounds of torque.

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line has been fully redesigned for the model year. These new HD trucks include many of the upgrades featured on the 1500, including active noise cancellation, anti-vibration, and smoother-riding shock absorbers. All of which is, of course, upsized for the bigger frame and stronger design of the HD line's 2500 and 3500 pickups.

One of the key changes is in the extensive use of high-strength steel in the truck's frame. Now at 98.5 percent HS-steel, the framework improves torsional rigidity while lowering the frame's weight. To add to that lightweighting, Ram also used an aluminum hood and lighter powertrain components to reduce the HD's overall weight by up to 143 pounds (65 kg).

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line has been fully redesigned for the model year to match the 2019 Ram 1500's improvements
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line has been fully redesigned for the model year to match the 2019 Ram 1500's improvements

Under the hood of the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine with cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy on the highway. This engine puts out 410 horsepower (306 kW) and 429 pound-feet (582 Nm) of torque. That power enters an eight-speed automatic transmission from Fiat-Chrysler's TorqueFlite line. Tuned for the HD trucks and their needs, the transmission offers lower gearing for better pull.

Optional for most of the Ram Heavy Duty lineup in 2019 will be a 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel inline-six engine that produces 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 Nm) of torque. That's beyond what any other HD truck on the market can produce and puts the Ram HDs into the territory of big rig diesel haulers for pulling power. With that engine, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup is capable of towing up to 35,100 pounds (15,921 kg) and payload hauling of up to 7,680 pounds (3,484 kg).

With all of that hauling prowess, there's a serious need for the truck to maneuver and stop well. To this end, the 2019 Ram HD line has upgraded calipers, brake booster, and master cylinder systems for better stopping power, and maneuvering is helped by a newly available 360-degree camera system that features reverse guidance for trailer backing. An auxiliary exterior camera can be positioned in and behind trailers as well. Tire pressure monitoring for the trailer is also available.

All models of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line will include active safety and driver assist functions as standard. These include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and automatic emergency trailer braking.

Towing is central to the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck line with options for fifth wheel, gooseneck, and bumper hitches
Towing is central to the Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck line with options for fifth wheel, gooseneck, and bumper hitches

The 2019 Ram HD trucks also have newly-designed interiors. Styled very much like the Ram 1500 lineup, they offer more room, more storage, and better technology. The huge 12-inch infotainment display and system we reviewed in the 2019 Ram 1500 is also available and, like the half-ton trucks, the Ram HD trucks can have up to five USB ports for charging and plug-in. The MegaCab line, with the largest interior, has 258 liters of total storage space with unique folding rear seats and behind-seat storage room.

Other improvements to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty lineup include exterior upgrades for better aerodynamics, stronger capability, and ergonomics. There's also side steps (including auto-deploy/retract sets), several bed configurations for carrying capacity and cargo tie-down options, and behind-grille louvres for improved airflow efficiency. The Ram Power Wagon, included in the Heavy Duty lineup, offers more off-road equipment than ever before.

Ram Heavy Duty trucks are built at FCA's plant in Coahuila, Mexico. The 2019 Ram HD line will enter showrooms in the second quarter of 2019.

Source: Ram Trucks

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VincentWolf
The upcoming tesla pickup truck will blow it away with over 45,000 towing and o to 60 in under 4 seconds.