The Ram 1500 has gone from being the latest (and nicest) pickup available on the market to the oldest within the area of only a few quick years. The Stellantis truck construct is seeking to leapfrog the competitors but once more for the 2025 mannequin 12 months, bringing new turbocharged, six-cylinder engines rather than the outdated iron-block Hemis and introducing a range-extended electrical mannequin with a bladder-busting 690 miles of whole theoretical vary — and also you by no means have to go to a charging station in case you do not wish to.
Put one other means (and Ram did in its announcement, a number of instances): the vary on the 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger is successfully limitless. Due to its onboard generator (which appears to be like like, seems like and actually is solely a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6), there is no such factor as a useless drive battery except you run out of fuel. Within the phrases of Ram model CEO Tim Kuniskis: “Vary anxiousness, gone.”
As for the usual battery-powered Ram REV, we have already seen the small print.
The Ramcharger ought to be capable of dismiss nearly any efficiency anxiousness, in truth. On prime of its 690-mile efficient vary, Ram says the brand new electrical truck will produce 663 horsepower and 615 lb.-ft of torque. That must be adequate to propel it to 60 mph in simply 4.4 seconds — simply 2/10ths slower than a Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. Energy comes from twin motors. The entrance unit produces 250 kW (335 horsepower) and the rear one other 238 kW (320 hp). They’re fed by that Pentastar V6, which serves as a 130-kilowatt generator mated to the 92-kWh battery pack.
Most necessary, that is not a hybrid. Positive, it has each gasoline and electrical motivators underneath all that sheetmetal, however solely the electrical motors can drive the axles. The three.6-liter Pentastar is solely fitted to behave as a generator for the battery pack, and there’s no bodily output from the engine that may flip the Ramcharger’s wheels. For all intents and functions (and importantly, compliance with authorities mandates), that is battery EV.
However don’t fret, it is nonetheless a truck. In truth, with a max tow score of 14,000 kilos (class V), it even out-pulls the outgoing gasoline-powered Ram 1500, which affords max trailering of simply 12,750 kilos. That is paired with a 2,625-pound payload capability. Even with that massive, heavy battery pack, this factor can haul lots of mulch.
Whereas which may be the largest information for the 2025 Ram lineup, that is not the tip of it. In some other 12 months, the dying of the Hemi V8 could be a headline-dominating piece of data, however mockingly drowned out by the silent Ramcharger. That the 5.7- and 6.4-liter Hemi V8s are being thrown out in favor of Ram’s new Hurricane inline-six engine is definitely important, however it’s simply not that a lot of a shock. The rollout of the Hurricane I6 began with the volume-driven Jeep Grand Cherokee and the upmarket Jeep Wagoneer. We’ll get each variants within the Ram, along with the returning 3.6-liter Hemi V6. No V8 or diesel will likely be provided within the 1500 for 2025. That is proper; no V8, TRX included. For now, that sub-model is “shelved,” in Ram’s phrases.
The three.0-liter Hurricane engine is rated at 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque, whereas the Excessive Output engine is rated at 540 hp and 521 lb.-ft. of torque. Ram says the 2025 Ram 1500 maxes out at 11,580 kilos of towing capability and a most payload of two,300 kilos — each lower than what you get from the Ramcharger, however nonetheless fairly respectable. Ram provided no specs on the three.6-liter Pentastar as an precise engine (versus a generator), however it’s protected to imagine it carries over its 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. If not, it ought to no less than be within the ballpark. All three engines will likely be provided solely with the corporate’s TorqueFlite eight-speed computerized.
Ram says the 1500 can also be getting a brand new rear axle for 2025. It will be provided in 3.21, 3.55 or 3.92:1 variants relying in your engine and towing picks; the digital locking rear differential possibility additionally returns, which ought to go with out saying.
Additionally new for 2025 is an ultra-premium trim dubbed “Tungsten,” which ought to assist Ram nudge the 1500 into six-figure territory with out assist from the TRX’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Ram’s description reads like one thing out of an outdated Bentley brochure; in truth, you really want to learn this for your self. Test it out:
Tungsten’s Indigo/Sea Salt inside consists of new platinum patina/semi-bright dual-textured steel accents that includes diamond knurling, suede-wrapped headliner, A- and B-pillars and visors, and heated and ventilated premium quilted Natura Plus leather-based driver and entrance passenger seats with 24-way energy, together with reminiscence settings and a therapeutic massage operate, energy lumbar help and four-way powered headrests. Different options that give Tungsten a well-crafted, high-quality really feel and look embody a Tungsten badge on the middle console that includes inlaid steel lettering and diamond knurling, which additionally proudly shows the automobile identification quantity (or VIN), brushed platinum patina aluminum litho bezels, a novel crystal-effect shifter middle cap, an ultra-premium Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system with 23 audio system, all-new class unique twin wi-fi chargers and a steel pedal equipment.
Catch all that? Good. As a result of we’re transferring on. Different inside upgrades embody revamped touchscreens (12-inch customary, 14.-5 inch configurable and 10.25-inch obtainable on the passenger facet, a la Grand Cherokee). The 2025 Ram 1500 makes use of the corporate’s new “Atlas” electrical structure, which allows each the entire battery-electric shenanigans and the newest devices built-in into Uconnect 5, together with stage 2 and stage 2-“plus” semi-autonomous driving suites. Ram has additionally built-in a customizable, full-color HUD that may show turn-by-turn navigation, present velocity, present gear and velocity restrict together with security alerts for Lane Departure, Lane Preserve Help and the adaptive cruise management. A 12.3-inch cluster show sits on the far facet of the steering wheel.
There’s additionally a 1.8-kilowatt onboard inverter to energy each in-cabin and in-bed equipment (just like the low-output model of Ford’s Professional Energy Onboard) and the digital rearview mirror returns with extra integration into the truck’s tow/haul modes. As we realized lately, having a digital backup for such issues can turn out to be useful.
The 2025 Ram 1500 will go on sale beginning subsequent 12 months, with the Ramcharger arriving in showrooms someday in late Q3 or early This autumn. Search for pricing and packaging particulars as we get nearer to its on-sale date. Keep tuned.