2018 Ram 3500 Has the Most Torque Ever for a Pickup


Starting with the 2018 model year, the Ram 3500 will offer a segment-dominating 930 pound-feet of torque.

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The American automaker worked closely with Cummins to improve the 6.7-liter diesel engine, allowing it to produce an additional 30 lb-ft of torque. The updates to the engine include higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo, and flow rate increases through the fuel delivery system.

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. The upgraded hitch allows the Ram 3500 to haul the heaviest trailers in the industry, allowing customers to move away from Class 4 and Class 5 trucks to haul trailers that would otherwise be limited to 24,000 pounds. Pricing for the newly-engineered hitch design is $1,395.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Ram 3500 HD Review

The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty maximum gooseneck and conventional hitch maximum trailer weight ratings are 31,210 and 20,000 lbs, respectively.

Look for the 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks to arrive dealerships this month.

“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 Brand, FCA Global. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

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  • Kevin Wright

    The non fca engine and tranny will outlast the dodge built vehicle. How about cummins just build the truck as well and save the hassel of going to dodge?

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  • Frank Yoster

    nah ill go to dodge…

  • bk

    Hope they fix the torque management turbo lag. My only complaint with my 14

  • Garrett

    Love the Cummins motor. But….dodge sticker shock will get you every time. I will hate to see how much RAM will add to the sticker price for this upgrade.

  • Reckoning Day

    The grill was always stupid.. now it’s REALLY stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!