The 2022 Ram 2500 is not going to bring any major changes, although the rumors about the redesign are being louder. Instead, the company will focus on the new transmission. Allison is about to replace the AISIN gearbox in the diesel configuration. This move is going to make the truck more efficient. Fans of the Power Wagon are happy to hear that since they expect the most from the new configuration. Although some enthusiasts are keen to see Ram 2500 TRX, this is not going to happen. The supercharged Hellcat engine stays outside the heavy-duty segment.
Series 2 trucks are excellent for towing. However, if you need the maximum capacity, you will have to go after a larger Ram 3500. There, the dually setup is available and the maximum towing of 35,000 lbs. On the other hand, the 2022 Ram 2500 is also going to offer enough hauling potential. Besides a diesel unit, there is also a petrol drivetrain. Of course, FCA makes the Ram 2500 one of the coolest trucks in the segment with a wide choice of trim levels. The Power Wagon is definitely the highlight model, but there are also a few other interesting configurations.
2022 Ram 2500 Diesel Allison Transmission
One of the highlights of the 2022 Ram 2500 lineup is the Cummins diesel engine. A 6.7-liter inline-six unit is turbocharged and it produces 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. It can burst even more, but the 400 hp / 1,000 lb-ft configuration is available only for the Ram 3500. The engine was mated to the AISIN gearbox, but the company could replace it. Recently, Allison delivered a new transmission for the Duramax unit. A 10-speed case brought significant improvements. If AISIN doesn’t make its gearbox better, the replacement seems like a legit option for Ram.
Besides the turbodiesel, another engine available for the HD truck is a 6.4-liter Hemi petrol unit. It can be also seen on large SUVs. But, the question is – will FCA launch the TRX model for the heavy-duty segment? Ram 1500 finally got that upgrade. With the Ford F-150 Raptor being mentioned, the Ram 2500 HD could also think of a 4×4 specialist.
2022 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Well, there is already one off-road package that makes the difference in the Series 2 class. The 2022 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is a unique trim, available only on this pickup. Rivals are yet to respond to its capabilities. Ford F-250 Tremor is not Raptor, and enthusiasts seem to be disappointed. GM is there with Sierra 2500 AT4, and the new Chevy Silverado 2500 ZR2 might join the league.
Power Wagon is upgrading the drive system with special suspensions, skid plates, and other parts that will make the truck work easier in tough conditions. Another goal is to preserve the body and extend the lifespan of the working machine. Also, there are special upgrades for the cabin, while the exterior is getting a five-star treatment and unique colors.
The heavy-duty truck is not for everyone with so many HP. However, if you want one, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Compared to the half-ton segment, it is a small price upgrade, since the 2022 Ram 2500 is going to cost from $35,000. Heavily loaded models with premium equipment go over $65,000, for example, Power Wagon.