New 2019 Cummins Equipped Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Unveiled
Ram just revealed their new heavy duty trucks at the Detroit International Auto Show. It’s been a long time coming. Unlike Ford or GM, Ram and Cummins have had the tendency to release a new “Generation” truck with a new motor about every every 6-8 years. This is much later than Ford or GM have traditionally done. Ford only had their 6.0L Powerstroke for 5 years, followed by their 6.4L Powerstroke for only 2 years! Between 2001 and 2008, GM had the LB7, LLY, LBZ, and LMM Duramax! This new 5th Generation Ram is coming 10 years after the release of the 4th generation cummins trucks! That really says something about the success Ram has had with the 4th gen. It’s proven itself to be an incredibly reliable, torque powerhouse that stayed true to Ram’s “Big Rig” look. It really set the bar high for whatever was to come next. So, do the 5th generation Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks meet our expectations?
$H1T, they certainly met my expectations.
I attend the big auto show at the Orlando Convention center every year, and this year they had the new Ram 1500 trucks available to test drive on an indoor course! I let my girlfriend drive the course because i’ve been warming her up to the idea of trading in her Mazda CX-5 for something more useful, AKA, a truck. The Ram 1500 was so impressive. It was quiet, which for her is a big deal, it had a 360 degree camera, the rear seats reclined (something only the megacab models featured), and it had a 12″ entertainment center. Ever since I had the chance to get up close with the new Ram 1500s, I have been eagerly anticipating the release of the 5th generation cummins. Add this experience to the fact that Cummins equipped trucks are my personal favorite, it got to the point where I couldn’t wait any longer. I literally had the unveiling scheduled on my google calendar so I could watch it live. Anyways, back to what you really want to know. What is up with the new 5th Ram Heavy duty trucks? Here is our breakdown of what makes the 5th Generation Cummins so special.
First to Break 1000 lb/ft Torque from the Factory
With Ford’s latest 6.7L Powerstroke and GM’s new L5P, Ram was behind the pack a little bit. Not any longer. This new Cummins motor cranks out 400 horsepower and 1000 lb/ft of Torque when paired with the Aisin 6 Speed Transmission. This is the first time a vehicle in this segment has hit that torque number from the factory. When paired with the standard non-aisin transmission, the new Ram Heavy Duty trucks make 370 horsepower and 850 torque. The new Cummins motor underwent some major changes to reach these numbers. Find out more by clicking here.
Ram Trailer Technology on New 5th Gen Cummins Trucks
I’m sure many of you have seen the ford commercials with their trailer technology and their ability to back-up a trailer by itself. While I will admit, it is pretty cool, I tow many different trailers so for me to go through the hassle of setting up every individual trailer is just unrealistic. When Ram revealed their new 5th Generation Ram 2500 and 3500, they said they’re focusing on features that Ram truck owners want and are easily accessible. Ram trucks have featured the high mounted LED camera for a while now, my latest Ram 2500 is equipped with it. Now, some Ram trucks will have a bed lowering feature. This will be a huge help to truck owners who tow frequently, especially with a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer. In addition to this, they also added some unique features like trailer tire pressure monitoring and an auxiliary camera hook-up that can be connected to a camera on the back, or inside of your trailer.
Newly Designed Interior of 2019+ Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Trucks
Ram revamped the interior of the 5th Gen Cummins trucks to match their new 1500s. They’re designed with premium materials and feature some things like new storage areas, and a customizable gauge pack. With this generation, they also made big strides in terms of noise control. Cummins are loud trucks, personally that is one thing I like about them. Ram managed to reduce noise by 10 decibels on these new trucks. I actually got to witness this first hand at the auto show in Orlando. We drove up to a station where they had a big speaker blaring music towards the truck. They then showed you the difference when you have your window open versus when it is closed. What a difference! This is a feature we really think you guys who are at noisy job sites will enjoy. What is our favorite part about Ram’s new interior? The more luxurious models now come with a 12″ display screen that make this Ram’s interior more closely resemble a Tesla, than a full sized heavy duty truck.
5th Generation Cummins New Safety Upgrades
As technology advances, we are getting some really impressive features added to our trucks. On these new Ram trucks, they have added fully adaptive cruise control with a full stop feature, as well as forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking as some available safety upgrades. They also added one really cool feature for your dually guys out there, back-up sensors that recognize dually fenders. This new feature could save you an expensive bill for some body work! The coolest part about all this? These features all work while pulling a trailer!
Form Meets Function with 5th Generation Ram’s newly designed Exterior
The 5th Generation Ram Heavy Duty trucks got some major exterior upgrades that play a role in helping performance too. A newly designed RAM Grille that is 30% larger feeds a new 39″ huge radiator. Ram improved this new generation to lead this segment with only .49 drag. New LED taillights provide better vision when backing up at night. The new Ram headlights also have an available directional control options, helping you to see better at night. Pretty neat feature for a pick-up!
Check Out The Reveal of the New Ram Heavy Duty Truck Here!
Interested in the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks? Find out more about the new Ram trucks by clicking one of the pictures below! They will take you straight to the Ram Site so you can explore these trucks on your own!