2018 RAM Heavy Duty Powertrain, Price and Release Date

We always expect that there is a lot changes for 2018 RAM Heavy Duty. However, it seems that the manufacturer does not do it. It still has similar appearance with the previous Heavy Duty. However, let see this following information about the 2018 model year.

Engine Powertrain

As we know that RAM is always bringing special engine powertrain for each trucks or pickup. For the 2018 model year, you may find special powertrain such as Cummins 6.7-liter diesel for the 2018 RAM Heavy Duty. This engine will produce power until 930 lb.-ft. Not only it, this option also completes with fifth-wheel towing capacity up to 30,000-lb. If you choose RAM 3500, it delivers higher capabilities which are only available on Class 4 and 5 trucks.

The simple explanation for this 2018 model, especially for the RAM 3500 which completes with Cummins 6.7-liter diesel, it makes the engine has significant improvements like higher boost limits by the fuel delivery system. It makes the powertrain can produce additional 30 lb.-ft. of torque.


Unfortunately, there are no significant changes for 2018 RAM Heavy Duty since the new grille was added for 2017 on the special and limited editions of Laramie Longhorn. If you check the new grill, it is about an iconic crosshairs and uses nostril-style openings complete with huge R-A-M lettering in the center. This new grille is not founded in any trim of RAM. It is only for two range-topping trim levels. Thus, it makes us easier to see whether it is RAM HD lineup or not. Because there is no significant change for the appearance of RAM HD, this truck looks as oldest truck among the Big Three.

We can compare it with the previous lineup like the Silverado HD. It comes with updated new hood scoop for 2017 to improve the airflow to the new Duramax. While other trim has been upgraded like the Ford Super Duty which completes with completely reworked for 2017. It also combines with all-new frame, an aluminum body, and a cab section, including the interior. It is similar with F-150.

Price and Release Date

No one know when exactly it will release though it expects to come in the market at least this last 2017 year on early 2018. While the price for 2018 RAM Heavy Duty is about $33,000 for the standard trim.


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