Latest reports suggest that the new generation of the entry-level heavy-duty truck will be ready by the end of 2018 and that will come as 2019 Ram 2500. If you are a truck lover, you surely know that the new generation of light-duty 1500 series has been presented a few months ago. With numerous new design solutions, it is even more competitive than before. Next in the line is heavy duty series. We expect to see this model by the end of the year, eventually in early 2019. In any case, it will come with plenty of new design solutions, including new styling, mechanics etc.
2019 Ram 2500 redesign
The 2019 Ram 2500 will come completely new. With a bunch of novelties, this heavy-duty truck will be both more capable and more competitive. The famous truck will receive all those novelties that we saw recently on the 1500 model. This means a new styling, with far better aerodynamics. There is a new design language, which includes a new grille, new wrap-around LED daytime running headlights and plenty of new details.
In terms of mechanics, it features the same new platform as light duty series, which is characterized by a massive use of lightweight materials, especially HSS. In practice, this means some nice weight saving. The new light-duty model is for about 230 pounds lighter than the previous generation, so we could expect similar numbers with heavy duty models too.
The cabin will also be completely new. The 2019 Ram 2500 interior will feature plenty of new elements, similar to light-duty series, though we should also see a bunch of new details. There will be several cab configurations in the offer, including 2019 Ram 2500 Mega Cab. Besides new styling of the cabin, expect plenty of standard equipment, which will also include numerous safety and driver-assist features.
When it comes to trim levels, we expect a similar organization to the current generation. To remind you, the current model is available in numerous trim levels, such as Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited and Power Wagon. Such wide offer allows you to go from a classic bare-bone workhorse to really luxurious versions.
2019 Ram 2500 engines
Most likely, we will see same engines in the offer for the new generation. Base models are equipped with a familiar 5.7-liter V8 engine, which delivers around 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. There is also a bigger 6.4-liter V8 engine, with a max output of 410 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Both engines use the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Consider that these are numbers from the current-generation model. For this redesign, engineers will probably do some modifications to provide more power and better overall efficiency.
The 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel is also about to continue in the same way. This highly-capable version comes with a powerful 6.7-liter inline-six diesel engine, which delivers around 350 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. Once again, we could see some tweaks for more power. This engine could be paired with either manual or automatic transmission. Before choosing a transmission, consider that the version with manual transmission drops the torque significantly.
How much can Ram 2500 tow?
Ram truck has always been characterized by jaw-dropping towing numbers. Of course, the best solution would be a diesel engine. The current model goes all away up to almost 18.000 pounds, so the new generation could bring even better results.
2019 Ram 2500 release date
The 2019 Ram 2500 is expected to come by the end of the year or in early 2019.
How much will new Ram 2500 cost?
We don’t expect bigger changes in the price, so base models should start around 33.000 dollars.