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Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty First Look

2017 Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4 on Everyman Driver with Dave Erickson

Ram Truck builds America’s longest-lasting pickups. In the heavy-duty pickup segment, that also equates to the most capability, highest towing and most power. For 2017, Ram continues to offer the most capable three-quarter and one-ton pickups in the segment with 31,210 pounds of towing, 7,390 pounds of payload and 900 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Ram owns the titles, which are most important to HD buyers. Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks also offer more innovative features and better ride quality than competitors’ trucks, including a five-link coil suspension with optional air suspension on Ram 2500 and a supplemental air bag suspension option on Ram 3500.

New for 2017

  • America’s off-road truck leader adds to its lineup with new Power Wagon and new Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package
  • 2017 Ram Power Wagon design includes new interior, wheels, grille, bumpers and legacy graphics, taking cues from 1979-80 “Macho Power Wagon”
  • Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package features a list of essential components available on 2500 Crew and Mega Cab 4×4 models:
    • Hill-descent Control
    • Tow hooks
    • Transfer case skid plate
    • Bilstein shocks
    • Limited-slip Differential
    • On-/Off-road tires (18-inch or optional 20-inch)
    • Wheel flares
    • Off Road decal
  • Standard 6.4-liter HEMI® on Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims
  • Bilstein monotube shocks standard on Laramie Longhorn and Limited 4×4 models, enhancing already best-in-class ride and handling
  • All Ram trucks receive a new five micron cabin air filter

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 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 variable-valve timing (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 long bed
  • Crew Cab short bed
  • Crew Cab long bed
  • Mega Cab short bed

Model Lineup
The Ram Heavy Duty line is available in eight trim levels:

  • Tradesman
  • SLT
  • Big Horn
  • Lone Star
  • Power Wagon
  • Laramie
  • Laramie Longhorn
  • Limited

Exterior Colors 
Available colors (note some colors available in two-tone):

  • Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Luxury Brown
  • Black Forest Green
  • Blue Streak
  • True Blue
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • Pearl White
  • Bright White

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 America’s longest-lasting line of pickups.

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:

  • Longest-lasting line of pickups
  • Best-in-class ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg and 754 miles with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class gas towing — 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Highest snow plow rating — Ram 2500 and 3500
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable fullsize 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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