The new 2018 RAM 2500 continues to be the work truck of choice for professionals throughout North Dakota. So far, we've covered the Design + Styling features that set this year apart from other model years.
This time, we're taking a close look at the 2018 RAM 2500's drivetrain which gives it unparalleled performance and handling.
The new 2018 RAM 2500 comes with three unique engine options.
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6: Combine world-class capability with outstanding performance and you’ve got the available Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine. Our customers here in North Dakota choose this option because it has best-in-class and class-exclusive features and capabilities.
The 6.7L Cummins engine turns your RAM 2500 into a dependable powerhouse. This year's RAM 2500 has a unique frame. It's made from high-strength steel, which means that this RAM is more durable. So matter what you throw its way, it's ready.
The available Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine incorporates Class-Exclusive smart diesel exhaust engine braking technology to help control the descent of the RAM 2500 on a downward slope. Working much like Speed Control, the engine brake uses a variable nozzle on the diesel’s turbo to maintain smooth, less aggressive braking while helping to provide vehicle stability and reduced wear on the disc brakes. Especially handy when hauling heavy loads here in Western North Dakota.
6.4L HEMI® V8: The available Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine offers RAM 2500 series pickups the legendary power you’ve come to expect from both names here in Bismarck. Two spark plugs per cylinder increase peak power and torque, reducing exhaust emissions.
The 6.4L HEMI V8 continues to be a popular option for our RAM owners here in Western North Dakota, and when you see one in action, it's easy to see why.
5.7L HEMI V8 (STANDARD): Standard on the RAM 2500, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance.
The variable valve timing feature provides optimal torque over a large RPM range. Speaking of range, the 5.7L HEMI also has a 10,000-mile oil change interval to help keep cost of ownership in check. Plus, aluminum cylinder heads combine with hemispherical combustion chambers for outstanding airflow, leading to indispensable power and torque.
As North Dakota's truck drivers know, an engine is only as good as its transmission. That's why RAM offers two excellent options on the new 2018 RAM 2500 here at Eide Chrysler.
The available six-speed automatic transmission is a sophisticated, multi-range, electronically controlled transmission that combines optimized gear ratios for responsive performance and state-of-the-art efficiency.
This transmission is standard with the Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine and the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. It is available with the Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine.
MANUAL (available only with the 6.7L Cummins Diesel)
Modified for increased torque load of the base-output diesel engine, the Class-Exclusive available six-speed manual transmission also carries a wear-compensating clutch for like-new clutch pedal performance throughout the life of the drivetrain.
This manual transmission is only available with the Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine.
These new 2018 RAM 2500 trucks haul some serious loads. With a maximum payload of up to 3,990 pounds with the gas engine, RAM 2500 lets you carry almost anything you might need. And all this hauling happens on a seriously capable suspension.
With suspension features like these, it's easy to see why so many North Dakotans choose the RAM 2500 here at Eide Chrysler.
TRY it for yourself
With the engines, transmissions, and suspension features you want, this year's RAM 2500 is ready to hit the road and get some real work done. Are you?
Come in for a test drive and see for yourself why this year's 2500 is a powerful choice.