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Ram Gets Serious

'13 Ram To Offer 850 lb-ft of Torque!
Posted September 26 2012 11:15 PM by seanpholman 
Filed under: What's New, Dodge

2013 Ram 3500

We are in Texas today at the Texas State Fair, where Ram announced major changes today to the Ram Heavy-Duty line-up for 2013. From best-in-class torque to better fuel economy, Ram has it sights set squarely above its competition.

If today's announcement is any indication, Ram is setting a new bar in Heavy-Duty pickups. Here is an overview of the Top 10 changes you can expect from the '13 Ram HD.

2013 Ram HD

- New high-output option for the 6.7L Cummins with 385hp/850tq and an Aisin 6-speed automatic. Non H.O. engines with the 68RFE 6-speed automatic are rated at 370hp/800tq. A G56 6-speed manual is also available and rated at 350hp/660tq.

2013 Ram HD Chassis

- Ram 3500s have an all-new frame, with wider frame rails, and an optional eighth crossmember that comes factory-ready to accept either a gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitch. 4x4 models have a new 3-link front suspension, while 2500s retain the 5-link.

- All Ram HDs have a beautifully upgraded interior with more amenities, features, and technology (including an 8.4-inch touch screen).

- Fuel economy is improved up to 10-percent thanks to a front-axle disconnect on 4x4s, as well as the addition of a high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction urea injection system, and a high-flow EGR system.

- H.O. models benefit from an active ram-air induction system, marketed as Ram Active Air.

- Good things come in pairs. Dual alternators, dual radiators, and dual transmission coolers.

2013 Ram Drivetrain

- The new 6.7L is certified for full B20 compatibility and extends oil change requirements to every 15,000 miles.

- The Ram gets a new grille, a new Ram logo, and the loss of any remaining Dodge badging. It's a Ram now people.

- Standard ESC across the board.

- Ram says to expect best-in-class torque, towing, payload, and GCWR (numbers will be announced at a later date).

Look for a full review of these trucks and the rest of the changes in the January issue of Diesel Power.

--Diesel Power Magazine

Daniel McNulty
Daniel McNulty

I need a 1 ton drw truck. looking hard at a NEW 2012 ram 3500 6.7 L.

truck has never sold. beautiful truck with all bells and whistles, MSRP of 61,000. Dealer wants no less than 51,000 dollars. My problem is why this truck hasn't sold. Diesel trucks are the norm where I live.

is there a problem with this year or model. 

2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn limited edition 4x4 crew cab

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