This truck brings the highest torque rating ever for a pickup truck - 930 lb-ft to be exact. Pricing for the newly-engineered hitch design is $1,395. Ram says it designed the new hitch to allow owners to haul trailers that previously would have required a Class 4 or Class 5 truck. The first 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks will begin to roll off the production line this week.
If you have your eye on a 2017 Ram 3500HD equipped with the optional turbocharged 6.7-liter inline-six diesel engine with an intent to tow, then we'd recommend you wait to sign the paperwork.
Ram worked closely with Cummins and it shows.
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The latest shot has been fired in the battle of America's strongest trucks, as the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty now packs 930lb-ft of torque from its 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, making it the top dog in terms of torque.
Cummins has massaged its 6.7-liter I6 diesel to produce 30 lb-ft more than before and officially make it the class leader in torque (that's 155 lb-ft per cylinder, by the way).
The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty has 930 lb-ft of torque.
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Now having capabilities to tow more with more torque. For us performance minded enthusiasts, think about the ability to have over 1,000 lb-ft of torque with just a few bolt-ons or a proper tune.
In addition, Ram announced a 30,000-lb fifth-wheel towing uprating that is made possible by an in-house hitch design from Ram Engineering. 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. Maximum gooseneck and conventional hitch trailer weight ratings for 2018 are 31,210 and 20,000 pounds, respectively, the company said in a news release.
Look for the 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks to arrive at dealerships this month.
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