When it comes to trucks that are more than capable of heavy duty jobs, there is one that excels above all others: Ram’s 3500. Structurally solid, designed to be durable, and meant to haul, some aspects of the 3500 get a 2018 refresh to make this truck even more dependable for Bismarck ND drivers.
Whether you want it for towing or for hauling around important materials for a job, you are going to need a truck that has enough power to handle what you throw at it. The 3500 has never been a let down in this department, but this year it gets a boost. The 6.7 liter (L) Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 385 horsepower (hp) engine now has increased fuel flow, a higher turbo boost limit, and a reworked engine control unit (ECU), all of which result in improved torque output. The Ram 3500 also now gets an addition 30 lb-ft of torque for a total potential output of 930 lb-ft, giving it unprecedented torque ratings in its class. If a gas engine is what you would prefer, the 2018 3500 also has a Heavy-Duty 6.4 L Hemi V8 engine, which puts out 410 hp and a max 429 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7 L Hemi V8 gas engine is also an option, giving you 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
The Ram 3500 is popular with %SEO_CITY drivers who need something that can tow, and there is a good reason for that. Ram made sure the 2018 version is more than equipped to tow with a new hitch for fifth-wheels designed especially for the 3500. This hitch gives the truck enhanced towing capaibilites, allowing it to pull up to 30,000 pounds (lb-ft). You can remove the hitch at any time. The fifth wheel hitch capability for the 2500 is 31,210 lbs and its receiver hitch towing capability is 20,00 lbs.
The new 3500 is just as adept at payload hauling as it is at towing. With a regular cab, longest truck bed, and the 6.4 L Hemi engine, it can haul up to 7,390 lbs, making it the go-to choice for you if you are constantly hauling payload from destination to destination.
There are three different cab sizes for the new 3500: Crew Cab, Mega Cab, and Regular. If you want extra seating, you can choose to forgo bucket seats in the front in favor of the 40/20/40 split bench seat, which gives you room for three people straight across in the front for a total of six passengers in all. The interior of the 3500 is all about utility, giving you everything you need without skimping on the comfort aspect. An 8.4-inch color touchscreen (complete with Uconnect technology) is optional, and if you are looking for a truck with a little more luxury than what you would expect, you can consider the 3500’s numerous trim levels. The Laramie, for example, gives you leather seats, while the Laramie Longhorn gets you wood trim and a saddle-themed color scheme. There is a 3500 trim level that is perfect for you, so when you come down to Eide Chrysler to check this truck out, we can match you up with what you are looking for.
Ram’s 2018 3500 is the master of the heavy-duty class. With its unmatched towing potential, impressive payload hauling ability, and improved diesel engine, you will not find another truck out there that even comes close. If you want a truck that seamlessly blends workhorse utility with legendary reliability, the new 2018 3500 is just what you need.
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