Twin-turbo Hurricane inline-six may soon be available for the Ram 1500 pickup

In this day & age where most automakers are going for downsized turbocharged engines to meet stricter emissions and reduce carbon footprint, there are still brands in the market offering big motors under the hood.

One of those automakers is Ram. Sure, they already have the 1500 REV electric pickup on sale but the regular 1500 continues to be available with internal combustion engines like the Pentastar V6 and the HEMI V8. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is available locally via the Ram 1500 Rebel. And if you prefer something with more oomph, there's the Ram 1500 TRX which comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 derived from the Hellcat.

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In the future, however, the Ram 1500 could soon be available with a smaller, albeit powerful engine. Based on a leak discovered by the YouTube channel Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, the full-size pickup truck will be getting a refresh for the 2025 model year. That means we can expect it to get some exterior and interior updates keeping it up-to-date. But what really caught everyone's attention was a new engine option.

According to the leaked equipment listing (which Ram has already taken down), the 2025 Ram 1500 will supposedly be available with the new 3.0-liter twin-turbo Hurricane inline-six that's already seeing use in the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L. No exact output figures have been revealed yet. But in the Grand Wagoneer models, the twin-turbo engine is available in two states of tune. The first version makes 425 PS with 635 Nm of torque while the high-output variant generates 516 PS and 678 Nm of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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3.0L twin-turbo Hurricane inline-six

Besides getting a new engine option, the Ram 1500 will also receive high-end amenities. These include a heads-up display, a power tailgate, wireless charging pads, leather upholstery, and a host of advanced driver-assist features.

For Ram purists, the idea of the 1500 pickup getting a twin-turbo straight-six engine may be seen as sacrilege. But with Ram also looking to switch from pure ICE models to electrified vehicles, it's a step towards offering powerful engines while also reducing carbon emissions.

2025 is several years away so it might still be a while before we see any more details regarding the Hurricane-powered Ram 1500. Perhaps the only question now is, could Ram Philippines bring the 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six to the local market once it's available across the Pacific?