Is there any way that the Ram line of trucks could get any better? We thought no, but then Ram went and surprised us and made the Ram 3500 even more powerful. Today we want to talk about the 2018 Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood.
“When equipped with a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel, dual rear wheels, Aisin 6-speed automatic, and a 4.10 rear axle ratio, the 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 will make 930 pound-feet of torque and haul a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer, the truck-maker announced Friday. Keen mathletes will note that 930 lb-ft is more than the 925 lb-ft offered in the 2017 Ford Super Duty when optionally equipped with its 6.7-liter turbo-diesel (no relation).”-motorauthority.com
According to Ram, the secret sauce for so much power is in boost pressure. Last year, the right combination would net a 900 lb-ft of torque rating in the 2017 Ram 3500. This year the combo nets 930 lb-ft. Joke’s on those guys.
This year’s 6.7-liter turbo-diesel Ram 3500 with dual rear wheels and a 4.10 axle will also drag a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer. That’s more than the Super Duty’s 27,500-pound fifth-wheel rating, which was king of the hill for nearly a year.
There may or may not be a few things to keep in mind when considering this powerful truck for purchase. For example, this Ram 3500 will enable you to tow 30,000 pounds, however, towing 30,000 pounds means that you’ll need a CDL to legally haul that load.
There are even more wonderful things to discover on the Ram 3500, so head to All Star Dodge Ram and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to share with you all of the exciting features that the 2018 Ram 3500 will have to offer!