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2021 Ram Heavy Duty get 1075 lb-ft of torque

2021 Ram Heavy Duty get 1075 lb-ft of torque

The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty is exactly that. A heavy duty truck that is almost unstoppable when working. The new model ups its game with an update to the Cummins turbodiesel engine that maxes out at 400 hp and 1075 lb-ft of torque.

That power output means the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty is now rated to tow up to 16,828 kg when fitted with a gooseneck. If you follow the truck numbers game, this means the Heady Duty tops the tow rating charts for its class.

For now at least.

2021 Ram Heavy Duty

This is a big truck in a world full of big trucks. While you could use this as a daily driver or for leisure, the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty is built to work. It’s big, solidly built and designed to offer reliability well above the norm.

The design remains the same as last year. A huge front grille with Ram badge and lots of chrome. A large chrome bumper and light surrounds complete the look. Panels are mostly unadorned and kept simple while a slight detail on the lower sill and wheel arches definitely adds interest.

The cabin is cavernous and well appointed. It too carries over largely unchanged for the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty. There is a new digital rearview mirror though.

The new rear mirror uses a rear camera to provide a clear look at your load or what’s behind. Turn it off and the mirror returns to a standard mirror.

The same regular cab, crew cab and mega cab options remains, as does the different load bed sizes. Interior space obviously differs between each cab configuration but you get lots of head and leg room, lots of light, comfort and technology in every trim.

Under the hood

There are two engines available for the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty. The headliner here is the 6.7 litre Cummins diesel. It’s an inline 6 cylinder engine upgraded to deliver around 400 hp and 1075 lb-ft of torque.

It achieves that with a new turbo with variable geometry and new higher flow fuel system. Those changes alone deliver the extra 75 lb-ft to take it over the magic four figures.

Other changes include stronger chassis and frame elements to handle the extra torque and towing capacity.

The other engine is a 6.4 litre gas V8 that delivers 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses an 8 speed automatic while the diesel uses a 6 speed. Both drive the rear or all wheels.

The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty is said to begin production by the end of 2020 and should be available in dealerships early next year.

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