New 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Unveiled

2019 has been a major year for Ram with the release of the new body-style heavy duty trucks. They broke records with the new high-output 6.7L Cummins that can produce up to 1000 lb/ft of torque. You’ve probably seen them all over the internet or on social media. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that 2019 is also Ram’s 10th year anniversary as the official truck of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. To commemorate the anniversary, they will be producing 1,000 Special Edition Kentucky Derby 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks. That’s right, only 1,000 trucks will be produced and available for purchase. Ram announced they will be available quarter 3 of 2019. Pricing for 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby package will start at $66,890 plus a $1,695 destination fee for 2500s. Ram 3500 trucks will start at $68,240 plus a $1,695 destination charge.

What does the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Include?

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby Edition will be based off of Ram’s new Limited trim models. Basically, this truck will feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-tier Ram truck with a couple of additional packages and add-ons included as well. These Heavy Duty trucks will include a 360 degree camera with trailer reverse guidance, fifth-wheel/gooseneck prep package, active hitch grid lines, air suspension with bed lowering, Forward Collision Warning, bed steps, and a DOT Safety Kit.

Interior of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks will feature Ram’s impressive 12″ UConnect Touchscreen display and navigation. Front and rear seating will include premium, full-leather seats with genuine wood and metal trim adorning the cabin. The leather seats are a black and saddle brown color scheme with medium Greystone stitching and piping.

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Interior
2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Interior

Exterior of 2019 Ram Kentucky Derby Edition HD Trucks

The 2019 Ram Kentucky Derby HD trucks will also gain a premium billet-appearance grille and body-colored bumpers! Seven exterior colors are available, including Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue. Exteriors will also include the new power-retracting running boards and the new bed step!

2019 Ram 3500 Kentucky Derby
Front View of 2019 Ram 3500 Kentucky Derby Edition

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Truck Configurations

2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby package will be available with both the 6.4L Hemi V8 Engine and the 6.7L inline-6 cylinder Turbo Diesel Cummins. Only Mega Cab and Crew Cab configurations will be available, and both SRW and DRW will be available. The trucks will also have 4×2 or 4×4 offerings. For a full list of 5th generation Cummins Specs click here.

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Ram Debuts New 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star Edition

Texas Ram Truck Owners rejoice! Ram is bringing back the Lone Star Edition to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup! The truck just debuted in Dallas at the DFW Auto Show today! Here is everything you NEED to know!

What Is Ram’s Lone Star Edition?

The Lone Star Edition Ram trucks are an exclusive edition for the state of Texas. It was initially offered in 2002 and Ram boasts it is a truck designed by Texans for Texans. It is only distributed in Texas and it was the first model made specifically for the state of Texas.

What is Included in the 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star Edition?

Distinguished by its Lone Star tailgate and interior badges, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star is a powerful truck designed to meet the needs of Texas truck owners. 2019 Lone Star Heavy Duty Ram trucks come standard with Class V receiver hitches, electronic trailer brake controllers, and power trailer tow-mirrors. The trucks also include chrome door handles, bumpers, and grilles on the exterior of the truck. Lone Star trucks feature halogen reflective headlamps or upgraded LED headlamps. There are two available wheel options, either 18″ Steel wheels, or 20″ Chrome or painted aluminum wheels.

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star edition also offers Texans a variety of interior color schemes and two separate interior packages. The colors available for the interior are black/diesel Grey, Black/Light Brown, Light Frost/Black, and all Black premium cloth seats accented with unique finishes. An available equipment group package gives the Lone Star edition a closed upper dash compartment accented with a Lone Star emblem, power driver seats, and their 8.4″ Uconnect display.

Available Configurations: 2019 Ram HD Lone Star edition

2019 Lone Star edition trucks will be available in all cab configurations. This means trucks will be available in regular cabs, crew cabs, and even Mega Cabs for 2019! Bed lengths of 6’4″ for crew cab and mega cab models, and 8′ for regular cab and crew models. Trucks can also feature either two-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Engines available include the 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel or the standard 6.4L Hemi gas engine.

The 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star editions will also be available with a monochromatic sport appearance package or a black appearance package to give truck owners a more personalized exterior. A tow-tech group and a safety group are two additional upgrades for truck owners wanting some more modern technology. 2019 Ram Lone Star trucks are also available with a number of function-centric upgrade groups like the bed-utility group, 4×4 Offroad group, a protection group, max towing package, and the premium lighting group.

How much does the 2019 Ram Lone Star Edition Cost?

2019 Ram 2500 Lone Star pricing begins at $37,465 plus a $1,695 destination charge. 2019 Ram 3500 Lone Star trucks begin at $39,095, plus destination. Remember, this is a base model though! The addition of one of the available Cummins engine will bump the price from $9,100 to $11,795 depending on the variation you select. Mega cab models also result in an up-charge of $1500 if it’s the same as the standard 2019 Ram truck pricing.

Upgrade Options 2019 Lone Star Edition

  • Monochromatic Sport Appearance Package $1,195
  • Black Appearance Package $2,595
  • Tow-Tech Group $2,425
  • Safety Group $2,195

So You Don’t Live in Texas

No worries! Ram released their new trucks with a myriad of new features and options to meet the needs of truck owners all across the country! You can read our complete article about the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks here. Make sure you stay tuned! We will be covering everything about the New 2019 Ram Diesel trucks at Diesel Resource!

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New 2019 6.7L Cummins Engine

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen GM and Ford make some big strides towards achieving close to 1,000 torque, but they both felt just a tad short. Ram, with their 5th generation heavy duty trucks, partnered with a newly designed 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, have shattered the 1000 ft/lb threshold. Don’t forget, unlike Ford and GM trucks, Cummins horsepower and torque numbers can be different between trim levels. Only the 2019 Ram 3500 equipped with the Aisin transmission is capable of 1,000 torque. Even with that being said, the 6.7L platform as a whole, received some significant changes! Find out what changed with this new 2019 6.7L Cummins engine below!

New 2019 6.7L Cummins Engine Improvements

  • Higher Capacity High Pressure Pump
  • CGI Block: The block is created of Compacted Graphite Iron to not only vastly improve cylinder pressure capabilities, but they managed to reduce the weight of the new 6.7L Cummins motor by almost 60 pounds!
  • Cast Iron Cylinder head with high temperature exhaust valves.
  • High Strength Alloy CrankShaft that feature a 10-bolt crank flange.
  • New forged connecting rods and bearings 
  • New VGT: A new variable geometry turbocharger featuring HD bearings, and a brand new compressor-side housing that is capable of up to 33 PSI of Boost.
  • New Exhaust Manifold 
  • New Fuel Delivery System made up of a new 29,000 PSI fuel pump & a new fuel rail with Cummins filtration system featuring NanoNet technology
  • New Enlarged Intercooler

New 6.7L Cummins Motor Gallery

With the 5th Gen Ram heavy duty trucks, Ram changed a lot more than just their 6.7L Cummins Motor. They drastically changed the interior, redesigned the exterior, and added some really cool features. Make sure you stay tuned, we’ll be regularly posting about the new 5th Generation Cummins!

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