The Power and Technology Behind the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8

The Power and Technology Behind the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8Let’s talk numbers.

More specifically, let’s talk 2500, 3500, 6.4 and V-8. Let’s talk 410, 429, 582 and 380. Now get out your calculators and prepare for a lesson in strength, because both the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 are available with the power of the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8.

Ram Trucks’ new groundbreaking gas engine delivers best-in-class 410 horsepower (306 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm, and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty’s 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine also offers a dual-alternator system – the first gas-driven application of its kind in either class – that combines 220- and 160-amp units for 380 amps of total best-in-class output.

Math seems a little more interesting now, doesn’t it?

The 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine maximizes low- and high-end power while remaining focused on durability and efficiency through cylinder deactivation – a unique combination resulting from a dedication to design, engineering and repeated testing. Engine designers put the cast iron engine block through the toughest tests to deliver you an engine that simply refuses to quit.

The new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 opens the door to people looking for a large gasoline powertrain at a great value, for work or for play, and further proves Ram Power Wagon’s title: the most capable production off-road truck in the industry.

The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty lineup is scheduled to begin production in the third quarter of 2013. Stay tuned to RamZone for more information on when you can expect to see the new model year Ram Trucks arrive at your closest dealer.

  • tim

    Does the 6.4 hemi have to run premium gas?

  • Wendell

    Has the fuel economy been rated on this engine set-up yet? With & without a load.