There's a lot going on with the 2019 Ram 1500: inside, outside, out back, and under the hood. New engine options — two of which feature 48-volt eTorque assistance for extra grunt — and lots of attitude-heavy trims. But our first experience with the '19 Ram is focused on the totality of the truck experience — taking a step back, a deep breath of desert air, and soaking it all in. Ram is staking out a fascinating niche in an incredibly competitive segment. More than anything, thi
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Why we think that, and how the horsepower would get made.
It goes on sale in Germany next February.
The technology "will make hybrids more affordable for the masses."
It also helps ride and handling.
It's no electric supercharger, but still interesting.
The engines will have mild-hybrid functions without the complexity and expense of high-voltage systems.
The upcoming SQ5, probably a 2018-model-year vehicle, will use a version of the electric compressor technology that debuted on the SQ7.