Since the truck segment constantly changes we are getting updates almost for every new model year. Similar is with the 2015 Ram 2500 that now comes with additional improvements, we will focus on the HD segment where this truck is certainly one of the best choices.
We know that the 2014th model received many upgrades but it was not the end. We are now getting optional 6.4 liter V8 powerful Hemi engine that is capable of delivering 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Before the introduction of this engine most powerful unit was the 5.7 liter also V8 that delivered 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. More power and torque will be noticeable but also it could be a good option for those that are not ready to give more money for the 6.7 liter turbodiesel unit from Cummins that brings 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.
Same 6.4 liter V8 Hemi unit that we are getting here is also available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Dodge Charger SRT8. It is obvious that many drivers will like this SRT sourced engine and it could be a good choice for many drivers.
We know that among the most important figures when it comes to heavy duty trucks are those about tow rate and diesel is still capable to tow more but the Hemi unit offers better performances. Acceleration from 0 to 60 is done in 8.7 seconds while this Hemi equipped vehicle will need 16.5 seconds for quarter mile run while will finish at 85.9 mph. These are better results than the Cummins diesel equipped version that needs 9.2 seconds to reach 60 mph and 17 seconds for a quarter mile run that will be finished at 82.3 mph.
Changes For 2015 Ram 2500
Another quite important figure is the price. We need to say that drivers that choose 6.4 Hemi engine in their truck will need to pay $1495 more than the 5.7 liter Hemi equipped vehicle. This is still significantly lower than what diesel buyers will have to spend which is about $8495 more, this is mainly because of the special six speed transmission that has been developed to cope with all that torque that this engine provides.
As soon as you sit into the 2015 Ram 2500 you will notice that the comfort is not in the first place with this vehicle. Most important is to offer great figures and to get the job done, this does not mean that we do not like the interior and the features it offers. Dark colors are used for the interior and it improves it looks and many will not notice the problems and lower quality solutions in some segments.
For those that do not mind higher fuel consumption this 6.4 liter Hemi unit in this combination could be much better choice than the diesel which is more expensive. Price of the 2015 Ram 2500 comes at about $53.580 for the Laramie version and when few extra features, more powerful engine and all-wheel drive is added this number goes to slightly lower than $60.000.
2015 Ram 2500 Release Date
Since we did saw few larger changes that were delivered for the 2014th model we will not be getting any major upgrades for the 2015 Ram 2500. Those will mainly be related to few optional features that will be now added as a standard. As a result we do expect to see this vehicle during the summer of 2014th and that the sales will start before the end of this year.