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Once the standard Ram 2500 heavy duties got the new rear coil spring suspension, it was only a matter of time before the special Power Wagon package adopted the change. It makes perfect sense that a rock-crawling beast like the Power Wagon would want to move to the more agile and flexible coil springs, but the bigger changes may be what's under the hood.
The fact that our spy sources seem to be fairly certain there will be a new 6.4-liter Hemi (now with cylinder deactivation) bodes well for the future of the truck, as we're guessing Ram will be able to promote better fuel economy numbers. Ram might even be able to lower (numerically) the ring-and-pinion gears from the troublesome 4.56:1 gearing of previous models. Here's what our spies told us.
"We just got our best look yet at the revamped Ram Power Wagon being readied for the 2014 model year. The new Power Wagon gets new blackout headlight clusters with projector beams and an LED strip. The grille gets a heavy chrome treatment in conjunction with the familiar Power Wagon graphics package.
“The 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 replaces the 5.7-liter unit, good for 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-feet of torque. A new coil-link suspension setup will also find its way into the rear suspension. The air suspension system that's optional in other Ram 2500 models will reportedly not be offered on Power Wagon models. There may be additional improvements over-and-above the current Power Wagon, but only time will tell how deep the overhaul goes.”