The specifications of a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 liter HEMI engine include a towing capacity of approximately 10,650 pounds and a payload of 1,720 pounds. The truck comes standard with the Torqueflite 8 eight-speed transmission system, with transmission instruments mounted on the inside panel. A rotary E-shift is also incorporated for easy shifting.
The 5.7 liter HEMI engine in a Dodge Ram 1500 is able to generate up to 395 horsepower and 410 pounds per feet of torque. The vehicle is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 models and can be fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission system instead of the Torqueflite 8.
A Dodge Ram 1500 4x2 model with an eight-speed automatic transmission system gets approximately 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 or on the highway. The mileage is less for trucks fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission system, which get 14 and 20 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway, respectively.
The 5.7 HEMI V8 engine is also designed with fuel saver technology. This design automatically deactivates half of the car's cylinders when the car is simply cruising or carrying light loads, which increases the vehicle's overall fuel economy.