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    New Ram 1500 - lighter, stronger, smarter, powerfuller (yeah not a word)

    By now you've all seen the all new 2019 Ram 1500. This truck makes the new Chevy Silverado look dated in both looks and in technology. This new Ram is light, stronger, more powerful, more fuel efficient and smarter and better looking. I love this new truck. now talk to me when they release pricing but, for now, let a guy dream after all.


    Interesting video from FCA engineers who designed the exterior of the new truck.



    Video from the engineers regarding the material and chassis design



    All-new 2019 Ram 1500 – No Compromise Truck, Leading in Durability, Technology and Efficiency

    January 15, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 becomes the 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 225 pounds. As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload.

    An all-new eTorque system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 and V-8 configurations.

    As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C 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 all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers a no-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand. “The Ram 1500 offers truck buyers leading-edge innovation with 225 pounds of weight reduction, 12,750 pounds of towing capability, a stunning Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen display and active systems that improve fuel efficiency and assist drivers. The Ram 1500 stands out as the benchmark in a very competitive segment.”

    Interactive 2019 Ram 1500 website.

    Engineering
    • Overall weight reductions totaling nearly 225 pounds net when compared to previous model
    • New frame features 98 percent high-strength steel to improve durability, weight and rigidity for improved handling
    • Strongest Ram 1500 ever with most efficient frame in the segment – 100 pounds lighter with 98 percent high-strength steel
    • Maximum payload increased to 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer tow to 12,750 pounds
    • New Ram 1500 is the segment’s most aerodynamic pickup with .357 coefficient of drag and features exclusive active aerodynamics: grille shutters, air dam and air suspension
    • All-new Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shocks deliver the best combination of ride, handling and comfort in a pickup
    • Next generation, class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel efficiency, improves ride, and gives greater off-road capability, load-leveling and entry/exit convenience
    • Largest front brakes in segment at 14.9 inches and new electric parking brake
    • New 4x4 Off-road Package includes suspension with one-inch lift, electronic locking rear axle, tuned shocks and Hill-descent Control

    Powertrain
    • 2019 Ram 1500 delivers significant gains in fuel efficiency with eTorque mild hybrid system on second generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engines – widest use of mild hybrid technology in the segment
    • eTorque combines belt-drive motor generator unit with 48-volt battery pack to enable start/stop function, short-term torque assist and brake energy regeneration
    • eTorque adds up to 90 lb.-ft. of torque to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and up to 130 lb.-ft. to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
    • Frame-mounted active tuned mass modules (ATMM) and Active Noise Cancellation in cabin expand use of Fuel Saving Technology cylinder cutoff on 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and enable quiet cabin at 67.1 db
    • New generation of TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions provide improved efficiency with more powerful control computers
    • New electronic locking rear differential is standard on 4x4 Off-road Package and Rebel, available on all models
    • Heat exchanger system now includes industry-first thermal axle to quickly warm rear axle gear oil, maximizing axle during warm-up

    Uconnect
    • All-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers innovative, state-of-the-art technology with award-winning fourth-generation Uconnect system and class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display featuring split-screen capability for dual-application operation
    • All-new SiriusXM with 360L personalized listening experience with more variety, smart content, recommendations and thousands of hours of on-demand audio
    • Fourth-generation Uconnect system SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services delivers advanced in-vehicle connected services, including 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability
    • The most powerful audio system ever available in a pickup, Harman Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer and active noise cancelation
    • 360-degree Surround View Camera with bird’s-eye perspective of vehicle
    • New multifunction USB ports and optional integrated wireless charging pad
    • Available navigation system accommodates one-step, voice-controlled destination entry and enhanced 3-D navigation map graphics
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enable link with Uconnect 8.4-inch and 12-inch touchscreens

    Design
    • All-new 2019 Ram 1500 gears up for high-end with innovative design, highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology with “unbreakable interlocking” theme for enhanced appearance and aerodynamics
    • The new face of Ram includes a chiseled Ram’s head logo and “RAM” grilles
    • Most dramatic differentiation between models across six distinct price classes
    • All-new full LED Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), including twin bi-functional projector headlamps, fog lamps and tail lamps
    • Lighter, longer and wider, including an overall cab length increase of four inches, creating the most spacious interior for additional features and passenger comfort
    • Nearly 100 percent more storage capacity versus closest competitor at 151.1 liters
    • First FCA application of 12-inch fully configurable touch screen includes tailor-made graphics for various Ram models
    • Reimagined center console with 12 different storage configurations offers never-before-seen customization for the most active interior real estate
    • Second row includes slide reclining seats to eight degrees, a true flat-load floor with integrated RamBins with tie-down rings and expandable under seat storage
    • All-new switch bank with dedicated toggle switches, wireless charging dock and up to five USBs, including four type C/A ports

    Safety and Security
    • All-new 2019 Ram 1500 offers more than 100 safety and security features
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold
    • Forward Collision Warning-Plus warns the driver if impact appears imminent, and assists driver response by deploying brakes
    • Ready Alert Braking and Trailer-sway Damping control
    • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus alerts and assist the driver with corrective action
    • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park and Hill-start Assist uses ultrasonic sensors to help the driver perform technical maneuvers



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    It does look really good. I am a big fan of the direction Ford went with their trucks a few years ago, and it seems to be paying dividends compared to Dodge and Chevy's contemporary offerings. This should bring in more discerning customers to Dodge outside of their die-hard base of users.

    One thing that I always come back to, though, when a car company truely goes "No-Compromise" the price also usually follows with it. I'm sure they aren't being totally literal, but there are a lot of good vehicles out there that were just too overbuilt and customers weren't willing to pay a premium for a better product than the lower priced competition.

    We'll see what happens, but its definitely a good looking vehicle, with what looks to be a decade jump in engineering and tech compared to the outgoing model.

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    Thumbs down

    IMHO , it looks like a Chevy...



    Last edited by jjo; 02-01-2018 at 08:07 PM.


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    I like the new nose. It looks much better. But, I heard the guy say they extended the wheelbase. Seems manufacturers keep making vehicles bigger and bigger. If you read about it, it has start/stop and mild hybrid system. Count me out.

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    They Hit it out of the Park in 2013 and leaped frog-ed the Competition...I remember every one saying an 8 speed transmission was over kill and 4 coroner suspension with auto leveling load with coil springs would be a disaster and why would 395 HP V8 be needed. No issues with a 2014 Laramie I bought. Nice truck. Now it seems the others have 8 and 10 speed transmissions with magnetic suspensions. The 19 looks like its going to be another hit out of the park! In regards to pricing, the number 3 truck maker Ram had killer pricing discounts over the Competition with Ford not having any rebates until last couple years. I hope Ram has the lower price again so it can try to move up to number 2 position and provide more savings for us while its on the move! Just my two cents!

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    This is a really ugly truck. I bet it would look sweet if they didn't drive the front of it through a chrome wall before it leaves the factory... I mean seriously though, why does it need the chrome around the headlights? It already has the LED running lights, don't need dated chrome there as well. I know they'll have several versions without the chrome but I really wish they would get the memo. The Chrome grille I had on my 2013 Charger RT is the most chrome I ever want to see on a vehicle.
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    I agree totally,,,Chrome looks good on my Harley and that depends on what Harley too.
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    I’d been wanting a truck for a little while, and as soon as I saw/researched the new changes for the 19s I rushed out and started shopping for leftover 17s and 18s.

    Maybe the redesign will eventually grow on me, but I feel like as far as adding technology to vehicles goes, I think we may have jumped the shark already.



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