Beginning in January, the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel will replace the 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel in the Dodge Ram lineup. For heavy-duty pickups, this engine will produce 350 hp at 3,013 rpm and up to 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500 rpm, an increase of 25 hp and 40 lb.-ft. over its predecessor. It can be mated to an optional six-speed automatic transmission, and it features an integrated exhaust brake.
The 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine will feature life-to-major overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles, as well as standard-duty oil change intervals of 7,500 miles. Matched to the six-speed automatic, it also promises increased fuel efficiency.
The Dodge Ram 1500 also offers a new powerplant option, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) that can convert from eight cylinders to four for fuel efficiency gains up to 20%. Also available is a 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine or a new E85-compatible, 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) engine. An Electronic Stability Package (ESP) is also optional.
Ford expands its F-250 and F-350 single rear wheel (SRW) pickup offerings with the Lariat Highline SuperCab and Lariat Outlaw Crew Cab trim levels. The Lariat Highline SuperCab features chrome on its billet-style grille, 5-in. tubular step bars, tow hooks, mirror caps, exhaust tips and accenting the instrument cluster. Seating consists of Captain's chairs with black leather seating surfaces.
The Lariat Outlaw Package boasts a black monotone paint treatment with a red stripe. The black theme is carried inside with black and red leather-trimmed Captain's chairs with center floor console and FlexFold 60/40 rear bench seat. There are ebony accents on the carpet, door trim insert, scuff plates and B-pillars.
The Super-Duty continues to offer three engine choices: the 6.8-liter, three-valve Triton V-10 gasoline engine; the Power Stroke diesel; and the 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V-8 gasoline engine. All of the engines benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits.
For commercial users who need elevated engine speed to run aftermarket power takeoff (PTO) systems, the stationary elevated idle control feature is standard on all models. Power is transferred to the ground through either a six-speed manual or TorqShift five-speed automatic.
Ford's optional TowCommand System features a factory-installed and warranted electronic trailer brake controller. It includes a special trailer brake strategy when the truck's anti-lock braking system detects poor traction. The TowCommand System also includes the TorqShift transmission with tow-haul mode and telescoping trailer tow mirrors.
According to Ford, dual-rear-wheel (DRW) pickups with the 6.8-liter, 3-valve Triton V-10 and 6.0-liter Power Stroke Turbodiesel engine have the ability to tow up to 15,000 lbs. on a conventional hitch when properly equipped.
Drawing power from its 317-hp, 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, which pumps out 385-lb.-ft. of torque, the full-size Nissan Titan offers a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs. With the Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) feature, the engine can run on E85 gasoline, standard gasoline or any mixture of the two fuels.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is also available. If you start to over- or under-steer, VDC will reduce engine power and/or apply braking pressure to specific wheels to keep the truck under control.
The truck bed has many unique features. Less intrusive wheel wells give you more usable space. A 12-volt outlet is offered just inside the bed and near the tailgate. A climate-resistant bedside lockbox is located just behind the driver's side rear wheel well to keep items outside the bed. A Utili-track bed channel system accommodates a range of accessories, from a sliding toolbox to a sliding overhead rack system.
A lockable tailgate has dampening assist. It can be opened with one hand and drops down slowly and gently. An available rear sonar system beeps according to how close you are to an object to ease backing up in a parking lot or connecting to a trailer.
On the Titan King Cab, the rear doors swing open to 168° for accessibility. The 60/40 split rear bench seats three. You can flip up one or both seat bottoms for extra cargo space. When you flip down the front passenger seat on the SE and LE models, you will find a tabletop workstation designed into the back.