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Chicago 2011: Ram Heavy Duty Updates Bring Class-Leading Torque, Towing


Chrysler's new Ram brand is looking to get on top in the truck segment, announcing today at the Chicago Auto Show a new high-output Cummins diesel engine that will deliver best-in-class torque. The new 6.7-liter diesel engine will also deliver several other class-topping statistics, which Ram will exploit under a new 'strength in numbers' marketing campaign.

With a total of 800 lb-ft of torque on tap, the new Ram 2500 and 3500 diesel models get a 23 percent boost in power. The result is a 30,000 lb gross combined vehicle weight rating, as well as a 22,700 max trailer tow rating. And to help get everything down a hill safely, the truck features a beefed-up exhaust brake which is touted to be the most powerful in the business.

Perhaps more important than all these big numbers is one very small number. Actually, it's so small it's nonexistent. Yup: zero. That's how much 'urea' or Diesel Exhaust Fluid is required by the Cummins powerplant to meet increasingly strict emissions standards. Unlike both the Chevy and Ford, the Cummins diesel engine doesn't require owners to worry about filling up yet another tank.

Full details of the engine aren't yet available, but at the press conference company execs claimed the new Ram HD will be competitive in all aspects, from reliability to fuel economy. The new trucks are set to go on sale in the second quarter of this year.

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I was just about to post the info myself..

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But what about the guys that still want a handshaker?

Better exhaust brake? Does that mean a different turbo?

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Interesting! This is awesome stuff!

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thats is nice to know, I am shure dodge makers could get the truck to 500hp stock but the problem is the tranny and then there is the reliability and guarantee


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Quite interested to see the final specs on this as things may change a bit before production for dealership models start.

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Top five reasons to love this article:

1. More Horsepower
2. More Torque
3. NO UREA
4. NO UREA
5. Did I mention NO UREA

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4. NO UREA
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I still think they are going about the UREA wrong. At this point it's just a marketing scheme, but if they redid the entire emissions system to utilize UREA I think there would be some great improvements in mileage and reduced EGR. UREA isn't bad, but it is nice that GM and FURD are running it first to get the infrastructure up and running.

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man i want one of these who wants to lend me about 50k?

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why are they not offering more power for the 6 speed stick?

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does the higher output engine not come with the six speed? if not then im out i dont like autos they're for lazy people.

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does the higher output engine not come with the six speed? if not then im out i dont like autos they're for lazy people.
Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickups equipped with the optional 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel and automatic transmission (5.7-liter HEMI engine is standard) also get the 800 lb.-ft. performance upgrade. Because it uses a single rear-wheel axle, Ram 2500 GCWR remains unchanged at 22,000 lbs. Manual transmission-equipped Ram Heavy Duty pickups retain their 350 hp./610 lb.-ft. of torque performance ratings. Max Tow is available for regular and crew cab Ram 3500s only.

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