Raw brawny power comes from engines that feature ingenious engineering. Pickup trucks are in most need of powerful engines to enhance capabilities like towing, hauling and off-road driving. It’s the engine which defines the powerful characteristic of any pickup truck and most auto manufacturers are just obsessed with it.
Similarly, the present Ram 1500 has already showcased what it is capable. Now it’s time for the upcoming 2018 Ram 1500 5.7 liter V8 HEMI to prove how powerful things can get if combined with the unparalleled drivetrain. This engine is also available in the new 2019 Dodge Durango, which probably comes completely redesigned.
2018 Ram 1500 5.7 liter V8 HEMI engine
Although experts have assumed that an array of engine options will be provided, a 5.7 liter V8 HEMI will come as the most powerful option. 2018 Ram 1500 5.7 liter V8 HEMI is supposed to have its output around 410 HP and a torque of 474 lb-ft. This engine is likely to be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
A 3.6 liter V6 engine is likely to be another option whose outputs are expected to be 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 HP. An 8-speed automatic transmission system could be paired with this engine.
As is the case with 2017 Ram 1500, the powertrain could differ with various trims and some might even come as optional. As to the performance and mileage, no information regarding such has been sourced out as of now.
Like the powertrain, this upcoming model could also see some significant change in the overall styling of its exterior body. What’s interesting to know is that several images of this truck being tested have been sourced out.
According to the pictures of the prototype model, the front fascia seems to be completely refined which is characterized by a new grille having a new design. Unlike the grille in current generation model, this ‘supposed to be new one’ has been made bigger in size. Moreover, horizontal chrome slats have been extensively used in this new grille.
Down below, the front bumper also seems new. Besides a new styling, chrome has been extensively used in this bumper. The hood of the 2018 Ram 1500 5.7 liter V8 HEMI has also got a new approach which is complemented by muscular lines. Words are that the suspension system will be tuned even in the base model.
The images concerned with the prototype model being tested also sprinkles some ideas about how the interior cabin is going to appear. Some modifications in the cockpit can be spotted right away. Along with that, the dashboard has also been modified to be more spacious.
There’s a large console in the middle housing an infotainment touchscreen display. The rest of this cabin is a total mystery. Expect the upholstery to be upgraded even in base models.
Price and Release Date
The price of this 2018 Ram 1500 with 5.7 liter V8 HEMI engine and its variants will undoubtedly vary according to different trim levels. The model with this engine under the bonnet will go over $40,000 and it should be available from the last quarters of 2017.