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RAM 1500 Ramcharger: Goodbye V8!

RAM has updated its 1500 pick-up by introducing a new hybrid engine, which replaces the iconic 5.7L Hemi V8 with a “modest” 3.0L V6. This marks a new era for the brand, as it becomes the first manufacturer within the Stellantis group to offer the new generation of 3.0L inline six-cylinder engines. The new engine, known as SST (Six-Straight Turbo), is available in Hurricane and Hurricane High Output versions, delivering 420 and 540 horsepower respectively. While the power has increased compared to its predecessors, this marks the end of the line for the beloved 5.7L Hemi V8 that has been a staple until now. Additionally, the TRX version with its 712 horsepower 6.2L Hemi V8 is also not being renewed. However, the 3.6L V6 Pentastar e-Torque will continue to be offered.

Two electric motors, one internal combustion engine

These new versions will soon be available in Europe through officially designated importers such as AEC. For enthusiasts of the V8, the time to make a purchase is now limited. RAM will also introduce an innovative plug-in hybrid variant, equipped with a deflated 177 hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine serving as a generator for two electric motors, producing 340 hp at the front and 323 hp at the rear. This results in a combined output of 663 horsepower. Paired with a 92 kWh battery, the plug-in hybrid pick-up known as Ramcharger is expected to offer a range of over 1,100 kilometers, significantly bolstering the electrified lineup of the large pick-up, which is already available in a 100% electric version.

100% « Made in USA »

The new RAM 1500 retains its distinctive allure while receiving refined front panel lights, redesigned shields, new rims, and an updated range. At the top of the lineup is the new “ultra-high-end” Tungsten finish, featuring premium execution including natural leather seats with 24-position adjustments, heated and ventilated front seats, and an expanded range of assistance and comfort systems. These include autonomous highway driving, a color head-up display, and a 10.25-inch screen for the front passenger. This new model showcases the quintessential American excess and is unlikely to be seen on the roads of France.

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