All Star Dodge Dealer offers a wide selection of new Dodge Ram trucks near Jerseyville knows that the rumor mill is churning about what exactly we can expect from the 2014 Dodge Ram. Just about all reviewers agree that a diesel power boost can be expected. Maximum torque ratio will probably be right around 800 pound feet and capacity will likely be boosted for both diesel and gas engines.
The diesels will require exhaust fluid, like the Chevy and Ford diesel pickups, but when that change takes place, gas mileage should rise considerably.
Dom, who made some predictions which have come true, said in June that there would be a 6.4 Hemi option for the Ram heavy duty trucks, along with a new transmission to compete with the GM’s Allisons. (We expect an Aisin, which Dodge already uses.) In August, MoparNorm spotted gasoline-powered Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs being tested.
A CNG version of the Hemi engine was quietly added to Ram’s 2012 specs sheets for body builders, only on the Ram 2500 pickup (4×4 with crew cab, ST or SLT, trim, long bed, automatic, and 3.73 axle ratio). After we broke this news in September 2011, Ram chief Fred Diaz denied that Ram was working on a CNG engine. In March, a dual-fuel CNG Ram 2500 was announced.
Heavy duty Ram pickups will be getting an optional air suspension setup, according to several sources (first was pickuptrucks.com, which said it was only coming on the 3500). One source said the air suspension would be better than the one in the Grand Cherokee. The Long Hauler concept used a Kelderman air suspension in front and rear, for higher capacity with a smoother ride; that model was based on the Ram 5500, which has a leaf-spring rear suspension. The Long Hauler now appears to be a “go” for production.