Rumors about the Allison transmission are being around for past two or three years. But, the actual source is unknown. The main reason of those speculations is the great improvement of Chevy HD trucks. On the other hand, Ram needs to do something in that segment. Put those two together, and someone figure out the 2023 Ram 2500 might get the gearbox replacement. The company still sticks to an old configuration. There are no official statements about the future plans. According to online comments, fans would like to see Allison transmission on the new Ram HD trucks. You can join the discussion on HD Rams forums.
Another hot topic is the 2023 Ram 2500 Power Wagon redesign. The company is going to update the most popular option for the Series 2 truck. The Ram 2500 is not coming with the maximum power and torque from a diesel engine. Still, the truck is offering a respectable towing capacity, either with an oil burner, or a gasoline drivetrain. The Power Wagon is available only for the Ram 2500, and the truckmaker makes it up for a lack of power compared to the Ram 3500.
2023 Ram 2500 Specs
Under the bonnet of the Ram 2500 will be a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. That is the same engine we can find at high-end versions of Ram 1500 pickup, and a few performance-oriented SUVs. The plant can produce 475 hp, but for the HD truck it is tuned to 401 hp and 429 lb-ft. Buyers are happy with such outputs, especially those who are not after the max power and torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission connects the engine with wheels. You choose RWD or 4WD.
The 2023 Ram 2500 diesel is definitely a more interesting configuration. A 6.7-liter Cummins engine can deliver 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of twist. But again, for the Series 2 HD truck, outputs are decreased. The powerplant is delivering 375 hp and 870 pound-feet. Here start rumors about the Allison transmission. Experts are sure that new gearbox would be a better fit than the eight-pace case, currently in use. The towing capacity of the Ram 2500 diesel is currently at 23,000 pounds. If you need more, you must upgrade the truck to the Ram 3500 edition. Maximum towing can reach 35,000 pounds thanks to the dual rear wheel setup.
2023 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Features
The Power Wagon is the unique package available only for the Ram 2500. The trim level is upgrading the truck with parts that enhance off-road drive capability. Of course, for this version, 4×4 is standard. But, to be competitive, the pickup is going to need further upgrades. First, there are parts that protect a body from damages, since the Power Wagon is going to take you anywhere. Things like skid plates and towing hook will also make the vehicle eye catching. Unique graphics are also available. Bedliner will protect cargo from slipping around the box. The starting price is $56,000. A few optional packages are also available, but those won’t significantly increase the cost.