The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has official launched in the Middle East market. One of the bigger global markets for the Ram brand, the all-new Ram 1500 makes it debut with four trim levels for the Middle Eastern market (Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel and Limited). Also another important detail is that at launch for the market, the only available engine choice is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (non-eTorque model). So let’s take a in-depth look at the Ram 1500 for the Middle East market.
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers innovative state-of-the-art technology with the award-winning fourth-generation UConnect® system and available class-exclusive, 12-inch (305mm) reconfigurable touchscreen display featuring split-screen capability for dual-application operation, with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ (available on both the 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm and 12-inch / 305 mm touchscreens). New multifunction type C USB ports that allow devices to be charged up to four times faster than standard USB outlets are included as standard and an integrated wireless charging pad is also available.
An innovative, highly advanced active noise cancellation system and acoustic glass reduce ambient sounds down to a low 67.1 db, making it the quietest Ram 1500 ever.
Manoeuvrability and parking are also made easier than ever before, thanks to the all-new 2019 Ram 1500’s available combination of ParkSense® front and rear parking sensors, Parkview® rear backup camera, blind spot and rear cross path detection, adaptive cruise control and, available for the first time on the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, a 360º surround view camera that gives a bird’s-eye perspective of the vehicle via four cameras positioned around the vehicle to create a fully stitched image.
Offering the very highest levels of space and luxury including the most leather and real wood, the interior of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 sets a standard that’s so high the rest of the segment will find it hard – if not impossible – to match in terms of design and quality.
An additional 4-inches (10 cm) has also been added to the cabin, giving rear seat passengers best-in-class leg room of 45.1-inches (1,146 mm), with the added luxury of ventilated rear seats that recline up to 8-degrees and a fold down rear seat center console, even further enhancing comfort.
The cabin features interior storage totalling 151.1 liters and a reimagined center console with 12 different storage configurations that offers never-before-seen customization, while other features, such as the exclusive lockable RamBox bedside storage, hidden bins and flat-load floor, offer totally unique solutions for cargo.
All 2019 Ram 1500 models are powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with variable-valve timing (VVT) for greater efficiency and performance. It delivers 395 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, 410 lb.-ft. of torque in a smooth, broad power band that avoids the hesitation and peakiness of turbocharged engines, and is linked to a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.
Significantly, the tried and tested 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 doesn’t sound or feel like a V8 until you want it to. With the windows up on the highway, it runs crossover quiet, thanks in part to expanded active noise cancellation and cylinder deactivation.
To control the power, and with 18 percent more pad area, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 features the largest front brake rotors in the segment at 14.9-inches (378 mm). A new electric parking brake replaces the previously foot operated parking brake, eliminating 20 pounds (9 kgs) and working jointly with the truck to identify when to automatically engage.
The 2019 Ram 1500 offers class-leading ride and handling, which is delivered via a unique link-coil rear suspension system and an optional air suspension system that features five height settings for optimum ride and aerodynamic performance. In addition to an enhanced smooth ride, the air suspension also allows the driver – via a separate button on the key fob – to lower the truck, allowing easier passenger entry and reduced tailgate lift-over height.
The air suspension system adds up to 4-inches (102mm) of lift, offering best-in-class step-in height of 21-inches (533.4 mm), best-in-class ground clearance of 10.7-inches (271.78 mm), best-in-class departure angle of 27.8 degrees, and best-in-class break over angle of 24.2 degrees supported by four-corner air springs that provide a cushioned, premium ride on-road and excellent capability off-road. Another benefit of the new air suspension is load-leveling capability, which automatically detects load on the suspension from a trailer or payload. The air pressure increases until the vehicle reaches normal ride height, leveling the vehicle and improving the loaded ride.
Another all-new feature – Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shocks – deliver the best combination of ride and handling. When the Ram 1500 experiences a slower input, common during cornering and heavy braking, the bypass valve is closed for more aggressive damping, which provides additional stability and poise. When driving normally or exposed to faster shock inputs – which is common on rough roads or at higher speeds – the valve opens to soften the damping, giving the driver more comfort, confidence and control.
For the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, the engineering team has made overall weight reductions totaling nearly 225 pounds (102 kgs) net compared to the previous model and have created the strongest Ram 1500 ever with the most efficient frame in the segment – 100 pounds (45.4 kgs) lighter with 98 percent high-strength steel to improve durability, weight and rigidity for improved handling.
Extensive wind tunnel testing honed the all-new 2019 Ram 1500’s exterior shape, resulting in continued best-in-class aerodynamics, plus exclusive active aerodynamics – grille shutters, air dam and air suspension – that help make the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 the segment’s most aerodynamic vehicle and maximize fuel efficiency. Its .357 coefficient of drag is 9% lower than the previous model and comparable to a regular sedan.
To further maximize fuel efficiency, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 also features Fuel Saver Technology (cylinder deactivation), with the engine’s control computer turning off fuel and spark and closing the intake and exhaust valves on four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load operation, such as highway cruising when full power is not needed.
Ram 1500 Big Horn: Everyday strength you can depend on:
Built to impress, the Big Horn feels right at home both in the great outdoors or in the city. With a variety of interior features that increase the comfort of passengers and make life easier, including upgraded cloth upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, keyless entry, power folding mirrors, an 8-way power driver seat with 4-way lumbar support and available remote engine start and dual-zone automatic climate control.
And to keep you and your passengers connected and entertained, there’s also the very latest generation of the award-winning UConnect™ infotainment system with a standard 8.4-inch (213.6 mm) full color display, hands free mobile phone connectivity and a media hub with type C USB and AUX inputs Drivers can find all of the key information they need right in front of them on a customizable 3.5-inch (88.9 mm) full color TFT display.
Ram 1500 Laramie: Attainable luxury, exceptional value:
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie represents exceptional value, making a truly luxurious everyday all-purpose vehicle more attainable than ever before. Premium exterior features include LED reflector headlamps and tail lamps, chrome accented 20-inch wheels and distinguished chrome details. But the real highlight of the 2019 Laramie is the luxurious interior, with full-grain leather trimmed seats and chrome plated accents.
The 2019 Laramie is also at the forefront when it comes to technology, with an available wireless charging system and high quality 10 speaker sound system linked to the latest UConnect™ 4 system with 8.4-inch (213.66 mm) full color pinch and zoom display. Customers demanding audiophile quality sound also have the option of an available 19 speaker, 900-watt Harmon Kardon premium audio system – the most speakers and the most powerful audio system in its class. The instrument cluster also features a 7-inch (177.8 mm) full color driver customizable TFT information display.
An available new 10 sq. ft. (0.92 sq. m.) dual-pane panoramic sunroof gives passengers an impressive window to fresh air, open skies and great views of their surroundings. And when it comes to comfort, the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie has ventilated front seats (with memory settings for the driver), power adjustable pedals with memory setting and a six-way power adjustable passenger seat.
For added convenience and ease of operation, the 2019 Laramie also features a nitrogen and oil charged dampened liftgate, which delivers an even, consistent assist in even the warmest climates, with key fob-controlled power-release, which makes opening it easier than ever before.
Ram 1500 Rebel: No Limit Off-Road Capability:
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel, with its sport performance hood, powder coated front bumper, unique grille, tire tread pattern seats and distinctive interior style is even more capable, featuring new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires driven by an electronic-locking rear differential.
For the 2019 model, a one-inch factory lift and coil spring suspension are standard and active-level four-corner air suspension is available. Newly designed Bilstein shocks feature remote reservoirs to keep the shocks cool and work with unique rear suspension geometry to keep the tires in traction. Rebel also includes Hill-descent Control for more off-road prowess and an electric shift-on-the-fly part-time transfer case. Hefty tow hooks feature wide bumper openings to ease use and the underbody protection features skid plates on the transfer case, steering system, oil pan and gas tank.
Ram 1500 Limited: Unsurpassed Luxury:
Offering the highest possible luxury specification level, the all-new top of the range 2019 Ram 1500 Limited boasts a unique corrugated full chrome mesh grille, stylish chrome accents and an opulent, fully-loaded Limited-specific interior crafted for exceptional content and comfort, featuring top quality premium leather ventilated bucket seats (8-way power adjustable with memory for the driver and passenger), leather and real wood trim throughout the cabin, a real wood and leather wrapped steering wheel and premium floor mats.
The award-winning fourth-generation UConnect® system and class-exclusive, 12-inch (305mm) reconfigurable touchscreen display with navigation and split-screen capability for dual-application operation plus Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ is standard, as is a wireless charging pad.
Other standard features include full LED headlamps with signature lighting, power running boards, 20-inch aluminium wheels, power adjustable pedals with memory and premium 10 speaker audio system.
All models offer over 100 advanced safety and security features, (many as standard, some as available options depending on the model) including Electronic Roll Mitigation, multistage air bags, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ParkSense® Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist and ParkView® Rear back-up camera.
Complementing the exciting four vehicle line-up, GCC customers also benefit from the Ram brand’s confidence in the quality and durability of its vehicles in the form of a comprehensive 5-year / 100,000 km manufacturer warranty and service package.
For more information, click on the Ram Middle East website.
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