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The V8 Ram 1500 Is Dead After 2024

The V8 Ram 1500 Is Dead After 2024 photo
The V8 Ram 1500 Is Dead After 2024 photo

For the first time we can remember, a full-size pickup in the United States is not available with a V8 engine. The 2025 Ram 1500 has been revealed, and the only drivetrains available feature two trims of the new Hurricane inline-six and an electrified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar. There is no Hemi—the V8 is gone. It's unclear if it will ever return.

Will Ram truck buyers care? That's yet to be seen. What is clear, however, is that the new Hurricane engines are about as capable as the outgoing V8s. The standard version of the new turbocharged six-cylinder puts out 420 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque. A high-output version is capable of 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque. For reference, the current 5.7-liter eTorque Hemi produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

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