The American brand RAM said goodbye to the eight-cylinder HEMI fork in the basic RAM 1500 pick-up. It now has a powerful in-line six-cylinder Hurricane, which is the most powerful engine for a “fifteen” ever.
The cult eight-cylinder for the American RAM 1500 pick-up is a thing of the past. With the latest model year 2025, the popular “truck” presents itself with major innovations, the most striking of which is the definitive end of production of the standard model with the legendary heart. Newly, the “fifteen” has a powerful six-cylinder, thanks to which the state-of-the-art RAM 1500 has the most powerful engine ever.
The new combustion unit for the RAM 1500 is a three-liter straight-six Hurricane with two turbochargers, which will be available in two power specifications. The aluminum six-cylinder develops 420 horsepower and 635 newton meters in the standard setting, 540 horsepower and 705 newton meters in the more powerful version. The 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission remains in the offer.
The RAM 1500 with the more powerful Hurricane six-cylinder specification will feature a new rear axle for higher torque transmission, two or four wheel drive with open or limited slip differential. Drivers will also have an electronic locking rear differential. There will be three constant ratios to choose from (3.21, 3.55 and 3.92).
The RAM 1500 remains primarily a workhorse, towing up to 5,250 kilograms and with a payload exceeding one tonne. With a new heart, the RAM also features a more modern design with a larger grille, new badging and LED headlights. In the cabin, we find better materials and more modern technologies with a 12.3″ digital instrument panel and 14.5″ Uconnect 5 infotainment.
The American brand that produces utility pick-ups has not yet published the official price list of the most modern model. However, it says production will start in the first quarter of next year, 2024. The new Hurricane six will undoubtedly be more efficient than the outdated HEMI eight, but won’t the RAM lose some of its charm? We will find out when the news appears here too.