2018 Ram 3500 Concept – A fresh batch of pictures of the next Ram Strong have surfaced, and although the truck looks practically similar to the present Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, some sleuthing addresses a few questions about what the business has in shop. Foremost, it appears Ram is not all set to totally desert its longtime-signature grille crosshairs. The 2018 Ram 3500 Sturdy dualie model seen here plainly keeps a clear Ram truck identity without resorting to the brand’s brand-new script logo design. That should make traditionalists pleased, a few of whom weren’t crazy about Ram dumping the crosshairs on a few of its recent models.
2018 Ram 3500 Concept
Surprisingly, both trucks photographed feature obvious producer markings belonging not to Fiat Chrysler Cars, however to Cummins Inc., the famous supplier of the Ram Sturdy’s optional diesel engines. That leads us to think 2018 Ram 3500 is putting an updated diesel motor through its paces, on track for a model-year 2018 launching.
Such changes would be an apparent effort to recapture a few segment hyperboles from the Ram Sturdy’s competitors from Ford and General Motors. In June 2015, Ram announced its 6.7 L Cummins I-6 could be optioned to produce 900 lb-ft, increasing the truck’s hauling capability to 31,210 pounds. At the time, both of those numbers were segment-best. In less than 18 months, both Ford and General Motors made modifications to their respective powertrain choices, leaving Ram at the back of the pack in terms of torque output.
It’s also most likely 2018 Ram 3500 will make modifications to its most significant truck’s other powertrain parts, enabling the transmission, transfer case, and axles to cope with an upgraded engine’s included twist. We wouldn’t be shocked to see some included chassis bracing or an updated platform to allow included pulling capacity, helping the Ram rival the Ford F-Series Super Responsibility’s 32,500-pound max.
It’s mind-blowing to think that less than a decade back, these trucks’ forefathers were just beginning to produce 600 lb-ft, when the Cummins-Power Stroke-Duramax fight started at the turn of the century, those engines hardly made 500 lb-ft. We hope to find out more about the next 2018 Ram 3500 Sturdy soon, so remain tuned.