The 2020 Ram 3500 will hit the markets with a super-sized grille, elegant interior, plenty of technology upgrades and a class-leading Cummins diesel engine. When it comes to power, it all about the torque. The new diesel engine will produce incredible 1,000 pound-feet of torque, and it is one of the focal points of the fresh Ram 3500. Furthermore, other changes involve re-engineered high steel frames, brand-new axles, anti-vibration devices, new engine mounts, and active noise canceling.
The Michigan company announce that the new interior will be 10 decibels quieter than the previous model. Also, ride quality and handling gets improvement as well. The Ram 3500 offers an excellent towing and payload capacity, luxurious interior with the latest technology and powerful engine options.
2020 Ram 3500 Redesign
The upcoming 2020 Ram 3500 will deliver boldly redesigned exterior and very interesting appearance and features. The new model will have a lot in common with the other family members, like the half-ton Ram 1500. However, Ram 3500 is more muscular and brings more prominent, exaggerated grille. The grille is now 30-percent larger than the previous model. Active shutters are integrated into the grille, and a lower air dam is placed below the bumper. This way, the truck is more aerodynamic. Moreover, the new model is lighter, and the aerodynamics improvement and new engine options will also boost the fuel economy. The new model is 143 pounds lighter, and the hood is now made of aluminum. Just this change will reduce the weight by 20 pounds. The redesigned bumper cut off 11 pounds as well.
The new powertrain is around 60 pounds lighter because aluminum parts were replaced for non-structural zones of the engine. The body panels will stay the same as on the previous model, and the dual-rear-wheel-axle option will be available as well. The Ram 3500 will be available in three versions: Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. Each one of these versions brings something special for the customers. The 4-door Mega Cab, for example, offers abundant rear-seat room. Furthermore, depending on the cab you choose, you can opt for a 6-foot 4-inch or 8-foot bed. The Ram 3500 Crew Cab model with an 8-foot bed is almost 22 feet long, you must think of that when it comes to parking options and space.
If you expect sturdy and boring interior design for the vehicle this size, new 2020 Ram 3500 will definitely surprise you. The cabin is very smooth, basically, it’s like the luxurious Ram 2500 gets a level-up for design and luxuries. The list of awesome features starts with a 750-watt Harman Kardon audio system with 17 speakers, high-quality materials and leather-lined and climate-controlled seats. The 360-degrees surround view camera is available, and it’s able to show both sides of a trailer. This way the camera helps drivers while towing and maneuvering.
Furthermore, a monitoring system is available as well, to check the pressure of tires while driving. The new feature is a 12-inch touchscreen display, with split-screen ability. The central console is very massive, and perfect to hold large things like laptops, or multiple tablets. Also, the additional storage behind the rear seats is available with the Mega Cab version, while the Crew Cab models include under-floor storage compartments.
2020 Ram 3500 Engine Specs
Under the hood of 2020 Ram 3500, the main star is new turbocharged, high-output engine developed with Cummins. This inline 6-cylinder unit can produce 400 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 1,000 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. From the company says that this may be the first heavy-duty ever to break the 1,000 pound-feet sound barrier. To compare, Ford’s turbocharged 6.7-liter V8 engine produces 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm.
Upcoming Ram 3500 will also offer a Cummins turbocharged 6.7-liter inline-six diesel powertrain. This unit is capable of producing 370 hp at 2,800 rpm and 850 lb-ft of torque at 1,700 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with these two diesel engines. However, if you don’t want a diesel unit, the standard powertrain is a gasoline 6.4-liter Hemi V8. This drivetrain delivers 410 hp at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Hemi V8 engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Ram 3500 is set to tow up to 35,100 pounds and the payload capacity is 7,680 pounds.
Release Date and Price
For the famous Detroit Three, light-duty and heavy-duty pickups are major profit markets. These vehicles are so popular and have faithful customers worldwide, that even the $100,000 price tag won’t turn them off. From the Fiat Chrysler headquarters, there’s no news regarding the price of the new 2020 Ram 3500. However, the company admits that when it comes to options, the price limit is very questionable.
Current Ram 3500 comes with the starting price of around $33,100 for the base model. Still, the Mega Cab model starts at an exalted $65,700.The main competitors of this model surely will be the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford Super Duty. Release date is still unknown, but the reports from Michigan tell us that new Ram 3500 will go on sale by the end of the following year.