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Ram Heavy Duty pickup upgrades

by David Zatz on

Ram claims best in class horsepower and torque for gasoline-powered pickups (classes 2 and 3), with 410 horsepower and 429 kb-ft of torque.  The Cummins diesel produces up to 385 horsepower and 865 lb.-ft. of torque, with an available wide-ratio AS69RC transmission.  The unique factory CNG conversion is still available.

For 2015, the Ram Power Wagon will have Hill Descent Control, which uses antilock brakes to control the truck’s motion downhill, for a smooth, controlled ride in rough terrain. The feature has been used on Jeeps already. (The press kit also mentioned a “new design.”)

Like the 2015 chassis cabs, Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups will have optional  “Work Grade” vinyl seats with added durability, helping to reduce side-of-seat wear from frequent ingress/egress. New power folding mirrors were designed to help in towing.

Trucks with the seven-inch “multiview display” (standard on Laramie, optional on SLT) get a new welcome screen, and Black Forest Green Pearl paint was added to the list.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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