Press Kit: 2018 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty

2018 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Fact Sheet

Auburn Hills, Mich. Sep 1, 2017  -  Ram Truck builds America's longest-lasting pickups, proving a commitment to quality, reliability and durability. For 2018, Ram continues to offer incredible capability in three-quarter and one-ton pickups with 31,210 pounds of towing, 7,390 pounds of payload and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. Ram offers more innovative features and better ride quality than competitors’ trucks, made possible by a five-link coil suspension or optional air suspension on Ram 2500 and a supplemental air bag suspension option on Ram 3500.
 
New for 2018
  • Ultra-luxurious Limited Tungsten edition
  • Sport model appearance upgrade
  • 8.4-inch radios with 4G LTE, HD Radio, Android Auto/Apple Car Play, USB Flip, pinch to zoom and improved resolution
  • Sirius Guardian with SOS, Assist, Remote Services, Send and Go and Vehicle Finder
  • Remote exterior switch in truck bed to activate LED bed lights
  • Backup camera now standard on all models
  • Fleet Telematics Module for vehicle tracking efficiency

Highlights
Ram delivers on customers’ top “why buys:”
  • Towing – Up to 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Towing – Up to 17,980 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Payload – Up to 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Power – 900 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.7-liter Cummins engine
  • Power – 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine
  • The Ram 2500 offers two segment-exclusive rear suspensions: a five-link coil system or air suspension system. The Ram 3500 continues to utilize the rear Hotchkiss leaf spring system and offers a supplemental air suspension system
  • Industry’s leading infotainment system with Uconnect 8.4
  • The Ram Power Wagon comes standard with the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine and unique suspension system, both contributing to its title: the most capable production off-road pickup

Engine options include:
  • 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine delivering 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and features variable-valve timing (VVT) for greater efficiency and performance
  • 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers best-in-class gas engine, 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, and features VVT with Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation
  • 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces up to 385 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 900 lb.-ft. of torque depending on application

Configurations in 2WD or 4WD:
  • Regular Cab 8-ft. bed
  • Crew Cab 6-ft., 4-in. bed
  • Crew Cab 8-ft. bed
  • Mega Cab 6-ft., 4 in. bed
 
Model Lineup
The Ram Heavy Duty line is available in eight trim levels:
  • Tradesman
  • SLT
  • Big Horn
  • Lone Star
  • Sport
  • Power Wagon
  • Laramie
  • Laramie Longhorn
  • Limited
  • Limited Tungsten
 
Exterior Colors (some colors available in two-tone)
  • Black Forest Green
  • Blue Streak
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White
  • Brilliant Black
  • Delmonico Red
  • Flame Red
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Match Walnut Brown Metallic
  • Pearl White
  • RV Maximum Steel Metallic
  • True Blue


About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
 
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
 
Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Highest Ram torque ever – 930 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest 5th wheel towing capacity – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class gas towing – 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
  • Most luxurious trim available in pickups with Ram Tungsten Limited Edition
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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