Fourth generation Dodge Ram pickup trucks model is represented in the market since 2008. At the market appeared the 1500 model, while the 2500 and 3500 HD models, began selling a little later. Since then, the company has fostered the performance and quality of vehicles, in order to remain competitive in the full-size pickup truck segment. The 2016 model has not undergone significant changes in relation to the model for 2015. More specifically, any visual changes are not noticeable. According to some information, 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 HD should go through a redesign process. That would mark the start of the fifth generation of this model. However, this information is not officially confirmed by the company.
The model for 2014 is equipped with coil spring suspension, instead of leaf spring. It was the most significant change in relation to the model from 2013. Although the model year 2016 are not that different from the 2015 model, but still achieved some improvement. 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine has more power and torque. Also, increased and towing capacity. These developments put new Dodge RAM 2500 in front of competing models of Ford and GM. In addition to improving engine 2016 RAM 2500 HD received a new Laramie Limited version. However, a complete redesign is expected in 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 HD.
2017 Dodge RAM 2500 HD Specs
As is the case with the new Laramie Limited versions, similar improvements are expected with the other version for 2017. These are revised grille, large RAM inscription on the tailgate. In the interior of the vehicle is expected black (or other color) leather seats, Black Argento wood and new center console, as well as satin chrome accents. All of this was seen at the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Limited.
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 HD will offer Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon Tradesman, Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Power Wagon Laramie and Laramie Limited versions. On offer will be a Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab versions of the cab. The standard size of the wheels is 17 inches. Design and wheels version is different for some versions model.
The standard engine, for most models, is 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. To start the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon models is in charge 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. As an optional engine, for most models, the available 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine. This engine is popular because of its true power and superb performance. Output power of the engine is 370 horsepower with 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The transfer of engine power to the wheels is via a 6-speed automatic 66RFE transmission or 6-speed manual transmission G56.
Probable engines for 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 HD
The powertrain unit will not be changed for the 2017 model. Thus, the future Dodge RAM 2500 possess a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, 6.4-liter HEMI V8 and 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engines.
The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine develops 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine features Variable Valve Timing (VVT). It gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance. VVT ensures optimal torque when the engine comes within range of a high engine speed range. These features provide the fuel efficiency in specific driving conditions.
The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine has a fuel saver technology. This technology provides the vehicle with best-in-class horsepower and torque gas. This is done by closing four cylinders when cruising or on downhills to optimize efficiency. Also, two spark per cylinder increase peak power and torque, reducing exhaust emissions. This powerful engine develops 410 horsepower and even 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The improvement of 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine is best-in-class towing capability at maximum (17,980 pounds) and mile oil change interval (15,000 miles).
The assumed price for the 2017 RAM 2500
The price of the current model is in the range of $ 31.485 to $ 57.040. Tradesman version costs $ 31.485, SLT- $ 35.310, Big Horn- $ 41.365, Laramie- $ 45.900, Outdoorsman- $ 45.895, Power Wagon Tradesman- $ 46.265, Power Wagon- $ 50.715, Laramie Longhorn- $ 51.675, Limited- $ 54.760, while the price for the Power Wagon Laramie trim $ 57.040. No matter, what kind of change and improvement reaches 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 HD, price should remain unchanged.