FordCosworth

Ram 1500 getting a Turbo 4?

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FordCosworth    128

At least for now, fuel economy regulations in the United States only look to get more stringent in the future, and automakers are coming up surprising methods to meet the upcoming standards. For example, check out these shots of this Ram 1500 while under development. That’s not a V8 or even a V6 under the hood. According to our spies, it’s a four-cylinder...

The grainy images make clearly seeing the engine difficult, but the mill is definitely not something you’d usually see in a pickup

 

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dfelt    1,875

Interesting, yes the HP and Torque of Turbo'd engines possibly could move what is needed on Full size Trucks. Will the Good O'l Boy network accept it?

That is the big question. I myself see the need for this, but am not sold that this is the way to go. Be interesting to see.

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FordCosworth    128

A Turbo 4 in the Heavy Ass Ram though????

All their current engine offerings  ( Hemi, Pentastar and the gutless ED ) are already over matched by this piggy. The 1500 is 3rd string in capabilities and performance vs its chief rivals.

This truck needs a ground up redesign, not just refreshes.

 

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ccap41    1,236

Nah, the ED and Hemi aren't "overmatched" at all otherwise their tow rating likely wouldn't be competitive but I do agree that anything other than a single cab short or long bed(for any of the D3) is likely going to be too underpowered. I know they can make the actual numbers just fine. I mean the 245hp/275tq in the Escape/Fusion is an acceptable number because old Silverados(2010 for example) were only 195hp/260tq and a 2010 V6 F150 was (I'm not finding a base V6.. only a 2V 4.6?) was 248hp/294tq. 2008 has a base V6 F150 and it was only 202hp/260tq. Ram was 210hp/235tq.

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FordCosworth    128
21 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Nah, the ED and Hemi aren't "overmatched" at all otherwise their tow rating likely wouldn't be competitive but I do agree that anything other than a single cab short or long bed(for any of the D3) is likely going to be too underpowered. I know they can make the actual numbers just fine. I mean the 245hp/275tq in the Escape/Fusion is an acceptable number because old Silverados(2010 for example) were only 195hp/260tq and a 2010 V6 F150 was (I'm not finding a base V6.. only a 2V 4.6?) was 248hp/294tq. 2008 has a base V6 F150 and it was only 202hp/260tq. Ram was 210hp/235tq.

The Hemi powered 1500 has a max towing of close to 2000lbs less than the GM and Ford counterparts. All while getting considerably worse mpg while having quite the weaker payload rating too. 

The ED only saving grace is it's mpg. It's is an option on higher end trucks which, in this example, tip the scale on the heavy side ( GVW 6000lbs )  killing the 1500's GVWR ( 6960lbs ) already weak payload ( 960lbs ) the truck cannot tow 8650lbs legally. You need a minimum 10% tongue weight ( 865lbs ). Remember anything in the cabin is classified as payload. Before you even add driver, you have 95lbs after payload subtracts tongue weight - you're going to have to source a 95lbs driver to legally tow  

( Payload is calculated from GVWR subtracting the GVW. )

 

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.motortrend.com/cars/ram/1500/2014/comparison-2015-ford-f-150-vs-ram-1500-chevrolet-silverado/amp/

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