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What is eTorque?

2023 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat

If you’re looking for a powerhouse new pickup truck in the Leominster area, you can’t go wrong with a RAM truck! These iconic workhorses include the legendary light-duty RAM 1500 and its heavy-duty counterparts, the RAM 2500 and 3500. One of the benefits of driving a RAM truck is the wide variety of trim levels, powertrain options, and customizable features, allowing you to truly personalize your ride to your unique driving needs.

If you’re shopping for a RAM truck, you may have come across the term “eTorque” when looking at powertrain options. What is eTorque? In short, it’s a mild-hybrid system of torque that works to maximize your truck’s efficiency and performance. It’s not a full hybrid in the vein of the Toyota Prius, and it uses less-expensive technology that doesn’t drive up the price of your truck. The team at Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM has all the details on the RAM eTorque engine options below, from the 3.6L V6 24v VVT eTorque engine to the legendary 5.7L HEMI V8. Read on, then head to our inventory to see what RAM trucks we currently have available!

Benefits of a RAM eTorque Engine

There’s really no downside to choosing a RAM eTorque engine for your next pickup– eTorque improves your vehicle’s power, performance, and efficiency on the Fitchburg roads, without dramatically increasing the price of the truck. Here are some of our favorite benefits of the eTorque system:

  • Enhanced performance specs
  • Smoother, more agile ride
  • Better gas mileage, so more savings at the fuel pump
  • Better towing and payload capability
  • Sends torque to the wheels nearly twice as fast as a traditional system

RAM 1500 eTorque Engines

RAM currently offers five powertrains for the latest RAM 1500 pickup truck, two of which are equipped with eTorque capability. The 3.6L V6 24v VVT eTorque engine comes with eTorque standard, while the 5.7L HEMI V8 offers it as an available upgrade. Here are all the relevant specs for both powertrains:

3.6L V6 24v VVT eTorque 

  • 305 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,730-pound towing capacity
  • 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

5.7L HEMI V8 with available eTorque

  • 395 hp
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,750-pound towing capacity
  • 18 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

Find a RAM Truck with eTorque at Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM today!

Interested in testing out one of the RAM 1500 eTorque engines for yourself? Contact our office to set up a test drive! We’ll take care of everything and get you out on the Gardner roads in no time. You can also check out our model research for more information on the vehicles in our Chrysler, Dodge, and RAM lineup.


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