All-new 2019 Ram 1500 – Leading in Durability, Technology and EfficiencyJan 15th, 2018
The all-new Ram 1500 is the new benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, and convenience, with features never before offered in a pickup.
Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 102 kilograms. As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 45 kilograms while increasing stiffness and durability for 5,761 kilograms of towing capability and 1,043 kilograms of payload.
An all-new eTorque system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V6 and V8 configurations.
As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C multimedia centre with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L.
Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring and ready alert braking.
The new Ram 1500 uses the longest, lightest and most efficient frame in the half-ton truck segment. The chassis has reduced weight by 54 kilograms – 45 kilograms from the frame alone delivering a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds and maximum trailer tow capacity of 12,700 pounds.
The strongest Ram 1500 frame ever produced includes the same impact countermeasures across all configurations, and is made from 98 percent high- strength steel. Exclusive front splayed frame rail technology (patent pending) creates a highly efficient energy absorbing structure for all impact modes, including front-offset with frame integration forward of front tire. Also, frame-mounted high-strength steel tire blockers are placed behind the front tires to force wheels outward in the event of impact.
Additionally, side rails are taller and fully boxed. To further improve NVH, new electronically controlled side- frame-mounted active tuned-mass modules (ATMM) work in harmony with an interior active noise cancellation (ANC) system on 5.7-litre HEMI V8 equipped models to reduce ambient sounds down to a low 67.1 db – the quietest Ram 1500 ever. Rear cross members are double sheer welded to the inside and outside of the frame for improved durability and roll stiffness.
The segment’s best ride and handling gets even better with the addition of FRD shocks with air suspension. The 2019 Ram 1500 is the only full-size pickup available with a four-corner air suspension system for optimal ride and aerodynamic performance. Another benefit of the new air suspension is the load-levelling capability, which automatically detects load on the suspension from a trailer or payload. The gas pressure increases until the vehicle reaches normal ride height, leveling the truck and improving the loaded ride. Additionally, a separate button on the key fob gives the operator the ability to manually lower the truck, allowing for ease of passenger entry and bed loading.
Ram now adds a robust 4×4 Off-road Package for the Ram 1500 on nearly every trim.
The offering includes a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner
air suspension. An electronic-locking rear differential and 32-inch on/off-road tires on 18- or available 20-inch wheels provide additional grip. Hill-descent Control, an off-road-biased rear suspension geometry (Rebel and 4×4 Off-road Package) and unique off-road-calibrated shocks bolster trail capability.
The brawny 5.7-litre HEMI V8 combines the muscle of 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque – in a smooth, broad power band that avoids the hesitation of turbocharged engines – with performance-enhancing and fuel-saving technologies that include variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.
With Fuel Saver Technology (cylinder deactivation), the engine control computer turns off fuel and spark, and closes the intake and exhaust valves on four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load operation, such as highway cruising when full power is not needed.
The 2019 Ram’s features include a new class-exclusive and easy-to- use 12-inch fully configurable touchscreen display. The bonded reconfigurable touchscreen with tailor-made graphics for various Ram models makes personalization easy with the new split-screen, operating two different applications for desired configuration, such as Apple CarPlay and HVAC controls, or one application, such as navigation across the entire 12-inch touchscreen. Available for the first time on the all-new Ram 1500 is a 360-degree Surround View Camera system providing a birds-eye view via four cameras positioned around the vehicle to create a fully stitched image. Customers who prefer not to use the touchscreen for HVAC will find redundant controls located on both sides of the display for convenience. Uconnect systems with the class-exclusive 12-inch display also feature the next level of audio entertainment with the first-time debut of the all-new SiriusXM with 360L. The new Ram 1500 also offers Uconnect 4 with or without navigation on an 8.4-inch display and Uconnect 3 with 5-inch display.
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