The Ram Trucks brand has busied itself in recent years setting new industry standards in several performance categories, and model year 2018 is shaping up to be no different.
Case in point: When production begins, the 2018 Ram 3500 will offer a segment-leading 930 lb-ft of torque and match it with a class-exclusive ability to tow 30,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch.*
“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep® and Ram Brand. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”
Working closely with Cummins®, the 2018 diesel improvements include higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and flow rate increases through the fuel delivery system, enabling the iconic 6.7-liter I-6 engine to produce an additional 30 lb-ft of torque. This improvement pushes the Cummins engine ahead of the competition with 930 total lb-ft of torque, while maintaining the diesel’s hallmark durability and efficiency.
The 30,000-lb fifth-wheel towing uprating is made possible by an in-house hitch design from Ram Engineering. The upgraded capability allows the Ram 3500 to haul the heaviest travel trailers in the industry.
Stay tuned to this blog for more information on what FCA US LLC has in store for model year 2018 and beyond.
*Based on the 350/3500 Pickup Segment. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.