2022 RAM 2500 HD Updates, Power Wagon
The 2022 RAM 2500 is going to be one of the most exciting HD trucks in the market. It seems like Ford is giving up on the Raptor version of the F-250. So, the Power Wagon remains the only specialist for the off-road drive in this class. This is one of the reasons why Ram overtook the number 2 sales position from GM. But, the Power Wagon is just a version for a small number of buyers. The lineup starts with a working truck, while the high-end versions are offering luxury equipment. Well, GM Series 2 trucks (Chevy and GMC) and Ford F-250 are not going to leave the market open for the FCA.
The 2022 RAM 2500 is not going to be available with a dual-rear-wheel configuration and the maximum towing capacity of 35,000 pounds. If you want to get this hauling potential, the only way is to purchase the Series 3 truck with a turbodiesel unit. A Cummins drivetrain is also available or Ram 2500 for the best performance. The truck comes with a petrol unit as the base option and the Tradesman package. Limited Edition is the high-end version with a price tag of $62,000.
Specs: Hemi and Turbodiesel Engines
Under the bonnet of the working truck is a petrol engine we see on some other big rigs in FCA’s family. A 6.4-liter V8 Hemi unit is able to produce 475 horsepower and some say engineers will push it closer to 500 ponies. Nevertheless, for the heavy-duty truck, it is tuned to 410 horsepower and 430 lb-ft. Chevrolet Silverado offers the same outputs for its Series 2 truck. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and sends power to a 4×2 system. Dodge Ram Power Wagon and 4×4 are coming together.
A diesel option for the 2022 RAM 2500 HD is a 6.7-liter Cummins unit. The inline-six engine is turbocharged for the maximum power of 400 hp and more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque. But, these numbers are available only with the Ram 3500. Series 2 HD truck is offering 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of twist. As said, it won’t make it to 35,000 lbs, but the Dodge Ram 2500 still can tow near 20,000 pounds.
Allison Replaces AISIN Transmission
One of the interesting rumors we can find nowadays is mentioning a transmission replacement on Dodge Ram HD trucks. For a long time, Cummins diesel engines are coming in a pair with AISIN case. But, the recent upgrades we saw on the Allison gearbox for turbodiesel engines are giving an advantage to the truck using this transmission. A 10-speed case is working smoother and improves mileage, driving, and overall impression. AISIN is still a six-speed system, updated a long time ago. No one is confirming the possible replacement, but with the weaker configuration, Ram 2500 is going to lose the battle against Ford F-250 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500.
Find more differences between these transmissions HERE.
What Is Ram 2000?
Somewhere between a heavy-duty segment and the full-size half-ton class we can find Nissan Titan XD. Well, the only such truck is Nissan Titan XD and it is not available with a turbodiesel engine anymore. Also, its sales are not impressive. So, it seems like FCA dropped an idea of Ram 2000 as the pickup for this class.
Nevertheless, this is an interesting concept. The truck would combine elements from both segments and offer a unique craft of performance, look, and towing capability. However, the concept was never official.
2022 RAM 2500 Power Wagon Accessories
The 2022 RAM 2500 is an off-road truck with special upgrades. Working in tough conditions was never easier. The package is exclusive for the Series 2 model. The company makes up for the lower outputs and towing capabilities compared to the Dodge Ram 3500. Anti-roll bars and Warn winch systems will increase the safety level. Truckers have the 360-degree cameras on disposal. Also, there are other upgrades that will protect the body from hits. The truck is lifted and comes with special wheels and tires.
Inside, the Power Wagon is an almost premium model. The latest version of the Uconnect infotainment is always there and it currently includes an 8.4-inch screen. The new version of the multimedia system is on the way. Uconnect 5.0 will introduce significant changes and Power Wagon is going to adopt them as soon as the new infotainment shows up.
Read more about Dodge Ram Power Wagon HERE.
2022 RAM 2500 Pricing
The base version of the 2022 RAM 2500 is going to cost $35,000 or slightly cheaper. The diesel engine will add more than $9,000 and AWD is just under $3,000. For $4,000 you can replace the Regular Cab with a Crew Cab configuration. Mega Cab is also available for some models. The Power Wagon is the unique piece of the lineup, available only with a short bed, Crew Cab, and 4×4 drive. The price tag hanging from the off-road pickup is going to be somewhere around $55,000.