2019 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab in Lake Elmo MN
After going through an extreme revamp for 2019, the Ram Chassis Cab lineup emerges more powerful and capable than ever. On top of the extra muscle, the model year brings 18 class-exclusive features, including 12 safety and security features, to the revered chassis cab lineup.
Topping the lineup, the Ram 5500 promises to be a top option in the market for heavy-duty pickups. Keep reading to learn more about the 2019 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab in Lake Elmo MN.
Power and Capability Ratings of the Reengineered 2019 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab
The 5500’s standard 6.4-liter Hemi V8 has been extensively revamped to be lighter and more fuel efficient. Paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the Hemi V8 produces 370 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. This option packs a good punch, but most drivers will opt for the 8-speed automatic transmission for a boost in horsepower. Connected to that 8-speed automatic, the Hemi delivers up to 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The optional all-new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is also lighter, more fuel efficient and more powerful than its 2018-model equivalent. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine hammers out 360 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 800 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,800 rpm – a 35-horsepower, 50-lb.-ft. boost from last year’s engine.
This means big things for the 5500’s capability ratings. With the 6.4L HEMI V8, the model scores a best-in-class maximum gas GCWR of 28,500 lbs. and best-in-class gas engine max trailering at 21,460 lbs. With the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, you’ll find best-in-class max. trailering at 35,220 lbs. along with a best-in-class max. GCWR up to 43,000 lbs.