According to Chrysler the 2009 RAM could boast a 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. This can be possible because the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that powers the 2009 RAM is now more powerful and more efficient.
The new engine delivers 380 hp and a peak torque of 404 lbs-ft and feature an improvement of 5%. The truck’s overall weight was cut by 80 pounds and in this way the pick-up became more aerodynamically efficient.
The 2008 Ram Quad Cab Laramie is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi gets 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Raising the highway mileage to 23 mpg on the highway makes it one of the most efficient full-size pickups on the road. Four-by-four models using the 5.7 Hemi typically hit about 17 mpg on the highway.
Chrysler also announced that the company is working on a diesel and two-hybrid versions of the 2009 RAM.