In case you were wondering what’s happening with the 2018 Ram 3500, we have all the information you need to know. The heavy-duty pickup truck is getting ready to receive a mid-cycle update, and what’s more important to boost its performance. More precisely, the carmaker works on the HD model that is going to blow away Ford’s Super Duty. In case you didn’t know, Blue Oval’s current oil burner produces a staggering 925 pound-feet of twist, which makes it the leader of the segment at the moment.
2018 Ram 3500: More Power and Better Towing
According to information we have, the 218 Ram 3500 will get an updated version of today’s 6.7L Cummins I-6. At the moment, the engine delivers 385 horsepower and 900 pound-feet torque, while the updated model should get a lot more. Some sources claim that it’s going to be the first truck with 1,000 pound-feet of twist, yet we think it’s going to stop at 930 or 950 lb-ft. Yes, it’s just 5 pounds over Ford’s current Super Duty, but that’s not too important at all. For them, it’s essential to be at the very top.
Plus, truck’s towing capacity of 31,210 pounds should be pushed forward even more, possibly over Ford’s class-leading 32,500-pound. Still, if they plan to do that, the new pickup will definitely need to get an updated platform or some additional bracing. As for the less potent, 5.7L engine, it won’t get any changes at all. What’s more, the carmaker might even decide to get rid of the option, making the 2018 Ram 3500 a single-engine truck.
As you may see, the heavy clouding is blocking us from seeing what’s new from the outside. However, judging by the spy shots, the 2018 Ram 3500 is getting ready to receive a completely new face. The pickup truck will definitely borrow a six-sided grille from its smaller brother (Ram 1500). Plus, there will be pretty much the same headlight treatment. Aside it’s definitely getting a pair of redesigned taillights the rear end also hosts a totally new exhaust pipe layout.
The refreshed and updated 2018 Ram 3500 will continue to be produced in Mexico. The manufacturer plans to move the production to the U.S., but this won’t happen for another three years. Since its going to have a class-leading torque and towing, the 2018 Ram HD will probably have a segment-leading price. As we have heard, the truck paired with the updated 6.7L Cummins will cost around $40,000.