RAM Indianapolis has a show-stopping vehicle on the lot this year, and we’re inviting you down to see this great vehicle first-hand. The new 2017 RAM 2500 is bigger, stronger, tougher, and more durable than every RAM before it. From top to bottom, this is a prize truck that’s capable of keeping up with even the toughest road conditions and environments. Let’s take a look at what makes this version so special.
The RAM 2500 sports the most powerful engine available in RAM’s 2017 lineup. A V-8 Hemi engine pumps up its capabilities, giving this beast true power. The standard 5.7-liter engine puts out 383 HP and 400 ft-lb of torque, while the upgraded 6.4-liter bumps those values up to 410 HP and 429 ft-lb of torque.
These standard gasoline Hemis really are monsters in their right, but the inline six-cylinder turbodiesel engine makes the RAM 2500 almost a mythical beast in comparison. Max power diesel options push out a whopping 385 HP with 900 ft-lb torque to give you control over the most demanding road conditions and working environments.
It’s impossible to see the raw figures of the RAM 2500 engine’s output and not want to put it to good use. Off-road options and specialization packages take this beautiful new release far above the competition, making it shine above the rest. The Power Wagon takes on the most grueling and demanding tasks with ease and comfort, yet it doesn’t require massive upgrades. Choose the 4×4 Off-Road package instead to access a broad range of features and additions to tame the wild.
The new Off-Road package gives a variety of improvements, starting with the exterior. Tow hooks mounted on at the front provide precision hauling, letting you help your friends when they’re stuck in the mud or snow. Large fender flares keep debris and mud from splattering over the sides of the RAM 2500 when it’s hard at work, keeping your vehicle cleaner and free from dings even over rough terrain.
The RAM 2500’s built-in transfer case skid-plate protects the underside of the truck from hazards so common on uneven roads and terrain, including rocks, sticks, and broken concrete. Additional powertrain, cab configuration, and wheelbase length options let you tailor it to better suit your needs.
The additions to the framework are just as notable as what’s on the outside. Package upgrades give the RAM’s suspension Bilstein monotube shock absorbers for a smoother ride. These shocks, combined with a 5-link coil rear suspension system, provide unparalleled comfort when traversing the harshest of terrains.
Speaking of terrain, this release comes with excellent Firestone all-terrain tires, too. Each has special treads that break up particles with rotational force. The anti-spin rear differential system improves the 2500’s traction further, while additional hill-descent controls give the driver full mastery over any terrain and ensure stability at intense descents.
The performance and utilitarian features of the RAM 2500 are only appreciable once you sink into cushy seats. They’re comfortable and incredibly stylish, standing out with sleek layouts for the internal controls and displays. Intuitive and ergonomic placement of these controls adds to the RAM’s overall functionality, making it a pleasure to drive.
The 2017 RAM 2500 combines incredible power with luxurious features that are unmatched by most vehicles of its class. Any serious off-roader will love the capabilities of a RAM 2500. Best of all, it’s accessible to many budgets without breaking the bank. Test one out today at a Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bloomington dealership near you.