2018 Ram 3500 Unveiled With 930 lb-ft Of Torque, Can Tow 30,000 lbs

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That's more torque than any other truck. Period.

Ram is showing that it means business when it comes to heavy-duty towing and hauling, with the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty boasting a monstrous 930 lb-ft of torque from its Cummns 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline-six motor. And for those that option the fifth-wheel hitch with the truck, 30,000 pounds towing capacity will be at their disposal. "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 & Ram.


"We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability." That's a 30 lb-ft of torque increase over the 2017 Ram 3500 HD, while for the sake of comparison, the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD deliver 910 lb-ft of torque from the Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8, while the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty has 925 lb-ft from the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 to play with. Ram worked closely with Cummins in improving the engine, with updates for the 2018 diesel including higher boost limits via a variable geometry turbo, and increased flow rate through the fuel delivery system.

Ram Engineering penned a new hitch design allowing for the new fifth-wheel towing uprating of 30,000 pounds, which is priced at $1,395. The 3500 HD also has a maximum gooseneck capacity of 31,210 pounds and can tow up to 20,000 lbs with the conventional hitch. The 2018 Ram Heavy Duty trucks are already rolling off the production line and will hit dealerships this month. Ram will also roll out the Limited Tungsten Edition, its new top-of-class pickup, for 2018. Offered on the Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 models, the Limited Tungsten will be priced from $55,120.

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