Ram Trucks Go High Octane to Celebrate 6.4L HEMI

6.4L HEMI Ram 2500 Snowplow

Last year we announced that our Heavy Duty lineup would be available with our 6.4L HEMI as an addition to the already legendary 5.7L HEMI and super capable 6.7L Cummins. A gas engine option that would offer truly Heavy Duty capability for those buyers who prefer to drive a gas engine truck. Producing 410HP and 429 lb/ft of torque, the 6.4L HEMI lives up to its name, offering more than enough power and torque to help Heavy Duty buyers get the job done day in and day out.

 From the time the engine was announced, we couldn’t wait to put it to the test. No one is tougher on a truck than the Ram team in Detroit, and we wanted to see what the new HEMI was made of. So we headed north to some of the coldest, most isolated areas we could find to put the HEMI through its paces.

Pro Snowboarder DCP

We didn’t go alone, though. We brought professional snowboarder DCP with us. No one knows how to take on a mountain quite like DCP, and between time behind the wheel and on his board DCP made the most of his experience. From the smile we could tell he wasn’t disappointed.

Ram 2500 6.4L HEMI

When you’re talking about climbing snow-covered mountain roads, the Ram 2500 was the real hero. Without it, we would have been left at the base of the mountain – only able to dream of the perfect powder waiting above us. We’d be lying if we said the ascent was easy, but the HEMI and our 2500 performed perfectly, and before we knew it we were sharing views like these:

Pro Snowboarder DCP

But if you know anything about the Ram team you know that we work just as hard as we play. That meant we couldn’t resist hooking up the plow to see how the 2500 would do pushing some serious snow. Needless to say, we weren’t surprised when it powered through.

Ram Snowplow

While we were seeing how far we could push the 2500, DCP was taking on some challenges of his own. He’s been known to drop in to some crazy runs, but even he paused before dropping in to this one. The GUTS and GLORY factor was part of the reason we brought him along.

  • steve

    They are making a big deal over this 6.4 but honestly its only 15hp and 20 ft lbs more then the 5.7. Doesn’t seem worth it to me. Why not just tune the 5.7 for more power?

    • Hot Rod

      Yeah, really. I’d personally like to see the 6.4 SRT version placed in the 1500 Ram express with the ZF 8-speed automatic and 4.10 rear.

  • Tim

    27 more hp to be exact and 29 ft lbs more torque than the 5.7.

  • flintlok

    The brochure I got at the RAM Dealer says the 6.4 runs on regular (87 octane), but the web site it needs high test. Which is correct?

    • pault

      I opened the fuel panel door and there ws no lable at all saying regular premium or even that it took unleaded only,getting ready to make a new purchse,hoping it doesnt require premium for regular driving. ok with it for towing.