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  • Ram Introduces 6.4-Liter Engine and Suspension Enhancements

    Posted on July 1st, 2013 ninarussin

    Heavy-duty models increase towing capacity and ride comfort

    By Nina Russin

    2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty

    Ram is, as its name suggests, on a mission. Since separating from the Dodge brand in 2009, the truck builder has almost doubled its market share, from 11.5 to just below 20 percent.

    Having introduced an all-new 1500 model last year, product planners shift their focus to heavy-duty models for 2014. A new 6.4-liter gasoline engine based off the 5.7-liter Hemi offers 2500 buyers a high-power alternative to the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel.

    The 6.4-liter engine develops 410 horsepower and 429 foot-pounds of peak torque. Designed as a truck engine from the ground up, it features an active runner intake system that enables the block to generate as much torque as competitive models at 800- 1000 rpm lower engine speeds. As a result, engineers were able to add a cylinder deactivation feature that cuts out half the cylinders when engine loads are low to extend gas mileage.

    Construction consists of a cast iron engine block with aluminum heads, a heavy-duty forged steel crankcase, stainless steel exhaust and sodium-filled exhaust valves. A positive crank ventilation valve integrated into the intake system and cool exhaust gas recirculation make these emissions components more efficient. Oil jets cool the pistons under extreme temperatures or when the engine is working hard hauling heavy loads.

    According to brand strategists, gasoline engines represent over 50 percent of the 2500 market. If successful, the newest Hemi will conquest significant sales from GM and Ford: the other two major competitors in the segment.

    Buyers on a budget can continue to opt for the 383 horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi.

    New suspensions enhance ride quality

    2014 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty

    2014 Ram 2500 trucks also get a smoother ride, thanks to a new five-link coil rear suspension. Ram introduced a similar design on its half-ton pickups in 2009, proving that the design did not interfere with the truck’s payload or towing capability. Towing capacity for the new Ram 2500s with the coil link rear suspension is 17,940 pounds.

    A new available air suspension on heavy-duty models features automatic load leveling. On 2500 models, airbags replace the coil springs. Trucks equipped with the air suspension sit about two-inches lower than steel suspension vehicles, improving ingress and egress.

    A separate towing mode lowers the chassis to a zero-degree rake, so the rig is completely flat from the front of the truck to the back of the trailer.

    Ram 3500 vehicles continue to utilize rear leaf springs. Adding airbags to the suspension softens the effect of the leaf springs for a smoother ride.

    Half-ton Rams get 3-liter Eco-diesel

    2014 Ram 1500 models will be available with the same 3-liter eco-diesel engine introduced in the newest Jeep Grand Cherokee. The new diesel engine extends fuel economy beyond that offered by the current Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, with the additional advantage of exceptional torque for better low-end power and towing capability.

    Stay tuned for additional Ram updates later in the calendar year.

     

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