Light-duty pickup truck Ram 1500 for 2019 season expects its premiere at NAIAS. Shortly after the debut of the small truck, we will turn our attention to the heavy-duty segment. The 2019 Ram 2500 should come shortly after Ram 1500, with its bigger sibling Ram 3500. How do we know that? Simple – test mules are already out and it is just a matter of time when will Ram 2500 become official.
What will bring a new season in the heavy-duty segment of Ram trucks? Don’t let modest exterior changes trick you. The new 2019 Ram 2500 is going to be slightly bigger than its predecessor. Also, the chiefs are going to reconsider all available cab and bed configurations, trim levels, and engines. Of course, the price will definitely suffer.
2019 Ram 2500 Concept and Changes
Although the new 2019 Ram 2500 is using the same platform as before, it will be slightly longer and wider than before. However, drivers won’t feel it in the drive. Handling and maneuvering are not going to suffer. In the matter of fact, these could be even better. More aluminum and carbon fiber in body parts will make Dodge Ram 2500 heavy-duty truck lighter. Further, it leads to a better fuel economy as well.
The redesign of the cabin is not a surprise. From cloth and plastic materials to wood and leather parts, all will make 2019 Ram 2500 elegant. The concept is simple – make the truck so comfortable and boost the overall impression. Nevertheless, buyers will have plenty of options with different trim levels. We are sure that Ram will keep Regular, Crew, and Mega cab configurations for the new heavy-duty truck.
2019 Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel Engine
Top of the range models of 2019 Ram 2500 will carry a reliable Cummins 6.7-liter powertrain. This one is very potent, which makes it very popular among truckers. Not a surprise, since the towing capacity reaches 31,000 pounds. It is possible thanks to 350 hp turbocharged output, and torque level at 660 pound-feet. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission. Buyers will pick either manual or automatic.
Experts predict the change in the powertrain lineup for 2019 Ram 2500. This heavy-duty truck is going to drop an entry-level 5.7-liter V-8. This Hemi VVT unit is aging, and until Ram finds a replacement, the 6.4-liter mill will be the main option for base trucks. This unit comes with the multi-displacement system and fuel tank with higher volume. The engine can produce 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is going to be around 18,000 pounds.
2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
The special shootout goes to Power Wagon truck. Although it is not so capable as some light-duty models, this vehicle is king of off-road towing. It will tow 10,000 pounds easily in deserts or forests. Special tuning includes unique dampers, suspension, and shocks. Well, this is the rare truck that can compare to a Ford F-150 Raptor.
2019 Ram 2500 Price
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Ram 2500 will change the pricing list of its predecessor. With so many options, the cost varies. Base models will be available from $30,000. Power Wagon Ram 2500 is one of the most exciting models, and changes on it could boost the price to $55,000. It will be still less than Laramie Longhorn version.