The new 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is set to hit dealerships in February and it’s going to make quite a splash when it arrives. The redesigned pickup offers a new interior, a reworked suspension, a new frame, and several technological upgrades like the Uconnect infotainment system. These updates are welcome and will be much appreciated, but the real excitement over the new Ram Heavy Duty comes from the new powertrain options.
Drivers have the choice between a HEMI V8 and three different Cummins turbo-diesel engines to power their Ram Heavy Duty. The 5.7L HEMI is the standard engine and it makes a solid 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Those looking to tow or haul heavy loads will likely opt for one of the Cummins engine choices; the most exciting of these is the new 6.7L Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel I-6. With 385 hp and an incredible 850 lb-ft of torque at just 1,600 rpm this engine earns best in class distinctions for both its torque output as well as its towing capabilities.
While the performance of the new Ram Heavy Duty is certainly impressive, the interior of the truck enjoys some new upgrades as well. The new Heavy Duty lineup offers drivers both hands-free navigation and mobile phone operation, and incorporates the use of the innovative Uconnect system for seamless integration of phone contacts, media players, and much, much more. The system even supports automated voice-to-text conversion so drivers can respond to text messages without ever taking their eyes off the road.
Those interested in learning more about the new lineup of Ram Heavy Duty trucks are invited to visit Grove Dodge (http://www.grovedodgechrysler.com/