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The new six-speed automatic transmission in the 2012 Ram trucks will increase the number of gears available in this pickup truck. The 5.7L HEMI V8 and 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel power the Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups. The new transmissions have split-second gear capability, and a plethora of high-end features. They also deliver greater fuel economy, according to Chrysler.
A six-speed automatic transmission is one of the highlights of this heavy-duty pickup truck, but the Ram 1500 has a similar option. The 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine combines with the 6.6RFE heavy-duty transmission to produce more power and torque. The automatic gearbox is equipped with Electronic Range Select, which can improve fuel economy. The Ram 2500 Diesel is also equipped with a six-speed 68RFE automatic. The truck has a variety of transmission options, and the VIN can help you determine which one you should choose.
The new Ram 1500 will also feature a six-speed automatic transmission. The new gearbox is expected to improve fuel economy slightly, but not enough to boost EPA mileage ratings. The new 2012 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup will receive a new six-speed automatic, called the 66RFE. The 545RFE was shared with the light-duty Ram. The 66RFE offers Electronic Range Select and is standard with the 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine.
The new six-speed automatic gearbox is also a change in the engine. The 66RFE replaces the 545RFE gearbox in the light-duty Ram. The 66RFE combines the internals of the heavy-duty 68RFE transmission. This gearbox can be used with the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine. It also provides Electronic Range Select and is standard with the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine.
The Ram 2500 also offers an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The 545RFE was shared with the light-duty Ram. It replaced the 545RFE gearbox. The new gearbox has the same number of ratios as the light-duty Ram. The 66RFE is more efficient and features Electronic Range Select. The 57RFE is the standard gearbox for the Hemi V-8.
The new six-speed automatic transmission is based on the same design as the one found in the light-duty Ram. It has six forward gears and a second gear for downshifting. It is similar to the previous five-speed 66RFE, except for the Electronic Range Select feature. This feature allows drivers to limit the transmission's access to different gears. This new model also includes a revised torque converter.
The transmission in the Ram 2500 and 3500 is a six-speed automatic with a three-speed manual. The five-speed manual is an old manual that does not work with the latest model. Luckily, the current version is compatible with the newer Dodge Ram models. This model also comes with an optional auxiliary gearbox, which allows the driver to switch gears when needed. You may have to pay for the service yourself, but it's worth it in the long run.