2025 Ram 1500 TRX Drops 6.2L Hellcat V8, New 3.0L Hurricane I6 Packs Over 500 HP

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As you're well aware, 2024 is the final year of the Hellcat-powered Ram TRX off-road pickup truck. Chrysler is going down the inline-six route for 2025, with said engine being the 3.0-liter Hurricane.


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Officially dubbed Stellantis Hurricane, this lump comes in two flavors. The standard-output specification belts out a respectable 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet (635 Nm), which is more than you get from the B58 inline-six turbocharged engine of the BMW M340i compact executive sedan.

In the Ram 1500-based Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the high-output specification is an extra over the 6.4-liter HEMI. Rated at 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet (678 Nm), this lump is 39 horsepower and 45 pound-feet (61 Nm) up on the naturally-aspirated V8.

It also rivals the S58 in the BMW M3, which is low-key impressive in every respect. How much power and torque can we look forward to from the 3.0-liter Hurricane in the 2025 Ram 1500 TRX? As per a leak that's been making the rounds on multiple forums, we're dealing with the high-output specification.

You already know the numbers, but some peeps claim that we're going to receive a bit more oomph. Given that Chrysler is much obliged to take the Hurricane beyond 1,000 horsepower as a crate engine, it's easy to imagine 700-odd horsepower in this particular application, therefore matching the soon-to-be-discontinued Hellcat supercharged V8.

Also shared by Butter Da Insider, the leak in question lists vehicle identification number 1C6SRFUP8SN500347 and the 8HP75 torque-converter automatic. Designed by ZF, this gearbox is called 8HP75 because it has eight forward gears and takes up to 750 Nm (553 pound-feet) of torque.

That's as important of a detail as it gets, for the high-output Hurricane is pretty close to said rating. By comparison, the 2021 to 2024 Ram 1500 TRX is equipped with the 8HP95 that supports up to 900 Nm (664 pound-feet). The diesel-specific version can easily handle 1,000 Nm (738 pound-feet) of twist.

Revealed in August 2020 for the 2021 model year, the half-ton pickup truck with 35-inch rubber boots can hit an electronically limited 118 miles per hour (190 kilometers per hour). Chrysler quotes 12.9 seconds at 108 miles per hour (174 kilometers per hour) for the quarter mile, as well as 4.5 seconds from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour).

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX used to retail at $69,996 (plus $1,695 for the destination freight charge). Although exempt from the gas-guzzler tax, it's a heavy drinker. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the four-wheel-drive thriller averages 12 miles per gallon (19.6 liters per 100 kilometers) on the agency's combined test cycle.

Although the build & price tool doesn't list the 2024 model at the moment of writing, we do know that Chrysler is bidding farewell to the Hellcat-powered TRX with a special edition that costs $117,625 (plus $1,995). By comparison, the 2023 model year Ram 1500 TRX carries a starting price of $85,700.


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Sorry but I find the new ev mustang’s ugly the previous ones that looked like the old ones are way nicer like the new Camaro. Ann the challenger. You are right no car rolled off the line a classic but it seems like the design of today is somewhat lazy.

Let's get on the same page. I'm not talking about the Mustang Mach-E, I'm talking about the Mustang. Ford likes to confuse stuff (see Bronco V Bronco Sport). The Mustang itself got an update. More Camaro-esque rear, slicker front that harkens back to the Mach 1. Best looking one they've made in years, IMO.

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Sorry but I find the new ev mustang’s ugly the previous ones that looked like the old ones are way nicer like the new Camaro. Ann the challenger. You are right no car rolled off the line a classic but it seems like the design of today is somewhat lazy.
Hell, my favorite classic car wasn't even a CAR...
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IMO the best looking "new" Mustangs were SN197. Ford has been going backwards since then and is almost back at the "New Edge" design... especially with the front end.

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IMO the best looking "new" Mustangs were SN197. Ford has been going backwards since then and is almost back at the "New Edge" design... especially with the front end.

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There is no SN197 I'm aware of. That picture is a SN95 (4th gen) and the S197 (5th gen) replaced it in 2005. I didn't care for them when they came out, too soft and jelly-bean esque in the curves and lines. The same era Camaros are also my least favorite, very dustbuster shaped. I owned a '97 Z28, and performance wise is was incredible for the time, but aesthetics they were meh. The Firebird with the Ram Air hood was the best looking of the pony cars of that day, imo, and that was sort of like being the prettiest pig at the fair. Even the Corvette was pretty bland.

The 5th gen Mustang with the retro / modern blend was a welcome improvement for me. I strongly considered one, but ended up in another Camaro, a 2011 SS/RS, which I still have. I've test driven all the competitors, but keep coming back to Camaro aside from one dalliance with a Corvette.
 

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There is no SN197 I'm aware of. That picture is a SN95 (4th gen) and the S197 (5th gen) replaced it in 2005. I didn't care for them when they came out, too soft and jelly-bean esque in the curves and lines. The same era Camaros are also my least favorite, very dustbuster shaped. I owned a '97 Z28, and performance wise is was incredible for the time, but aesthetics they were meh. The Firebird with the Ram Air hood was the best looking of the pony cars of that day, imo, and that was sort of like being the prettiest pig at the fair. Even the Corvette was pretty bland.
Yeah S197. I find the '10 to '15 models to be the most attractive. Had an '11 GT for a while, first year of the Coyote. Absolute blast of a car but a bit cramped. Neither the wife or I are small so it wasn't very comfortable on road trips.

Traded it this year on a Charger R/T, which isn't quite as fast but as I get older I'm willing to sacrifice a little speed for comfort. I looked at the Scat Packs but spending another $10,000 just to get the 392 Hemi didn't make sense to my wallet.

Agree on the Firebird being the best looking muscle of the late 90's - early 00's. Had one of those for a while before I got the Mustang. Great engine and stellar transmission, but like most GM products of that era it lacked refinement.
 
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Yeah S197. I find the '10 to '15 models to be the most attractive. Had an '11 GT for a while, first year of the Coyote. Absolute blast of a car but a bit cramped. Neither the wife or I are small so it wasn't very comfortable on road trips.

Traded it this year on a Charger R/T, which isn't quite as fast but as I get older I'm willing to sacrifice a little speed for comfort. I looked at the Scat Packs but spending another $10,000 just to get the 392 Hemi didn't make sense to my wallet.

Agree on the Firebird being the best looking muscle of the late 90's - early 00's. Had one of those for a while before I got the Mustang. Great engine and stellar transmission, but like most GM products of that era it lacked refinement.

The 5th gen Camaro is the prefect size for me. Surprisingly big trunk, though the opening is a little small. The 6th gen went a little too Euro-esque for me. I bought this one in 2016 and drove all the competitors. I'd have been happy with the Mustang as well, I think. The V8/manual combination is good in both. I didn't care for the Dodge as much for several reasons, but I've had a Charger as a work-mobile and am getting a new one later this month after some time in a Ford.
 

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Fewer cylinders, bad gas mileage, and forced to use EXPENSIVE PREMIUM fuel. Plus it sounds like a muskrat with a bad case of flatulence!

No thanks. My 2024 will be my last Ram unless the rumor of another Hemi come true...
 

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Another Swift and Hard pass for me. Should call this thing the TRD. Oh wait another manufacturer has that on the side of their trucks. At least they’re honest about their turds.
 

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There’s no replacement for displacement. Turbo or super charged engines don’t last as long. I know that some people will say what about diesel engines that they are turbo charged and have been for years but they are built differently than gasoline engines. That’s why a Cummins diesel is heavier than a 6.4.
 

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It’s also one of the reasons that a diesel is a more expensive option and are better for hard work
 
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