2009 Dodge Ram Features a 390HP HEMI V8 and Slightly Better Fuel Economy

More details have emerged about the upcoming all-new 2009 Dodge Ram. Fuel prices have killed this segment, but Dodge is still moving forward with its all-new truck.

Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that the Dodge Ram will actually have more power than earlier reported. The optional 5.7L HEMI V8 will put out 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft. of torque (original numbers were at 380 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque). Variable valve timing, improved airflow, higher compression ratio and a revised Multiple Displacement System are attributed with the increase in power. All 2009 Ram models will get a small bump in fuel efficiency over the 2008 models, but don’t expect anything spectacular. It was speculated earlier that the Ram would get up to 23 mpg on the highway, but that is not the case. The most fuel-efficient model will be the Regular cab 3.7L V6 that will achieve 14/20. The good news is that a Ram hybrid will be coming sometime in 2009.

Full Story: Pickuptrucks.com

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