The Dodge RAM 3500 has the dynamics of a passenger car and the utility of a truck. A unique design, well-equipped, spacious cabin, leather interior and a powerful engine make the RAM 3500 super popular, allied to great load carrying capacity. No wonder that the Dodge RAM 3500 is the leader of the pickup market.
2017 Dodge RAM 3500 release date
The new Dodge will be shown in early 2017, and pre-orders will start being accepted at the same time, with delivery expected to be toward the end of 2017.
Release date: end of 2017
2017 RAM 3500 redesign
The new Dodge 3500 series has quite a few and significant upgrades over the older models; improved suspension, higher quality trim materials, different instrument panel lighting, better fog and headlights, redesigned front grille and more muscular bodywork. The whole vehicle is an improvement over the last model, including the aero properties and the automatic 8-speed transmission.
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2017 Dodge 3500 price
The price for the Ram 3500 series pickup truck for 2017 model year will remain the same, starting at $34,000 for the basic trim level. The diesel version will cost more – around $51,000 without options. The cost level is comparable with Silverado and F-350 Super Duty vehicles.
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2017 Dodge RAM 3500 pickups cab models and dimensions
The Dodge RAM 3500 2017 is characterized by increased load capacity and dual tires on the rear axle.
- 2017 Dodge 3500 regular cab available with dual rear wheels, has two doors and only two or three, depending on configuration, seats. The dimensions are 5309 × 2017 × 1999 mm short body, whereas a long first ratio increases to 5867 mm series 3500 Wheelbase is 3569 mm.
- Model 2017 Dodge 3500 crew cab – not just a four-door, large rear door and a spacious cabin, where rear passengers can sit comfortably. Depending on the configuration of seats can be five or six. The increase in the cab has naturally resulted in the increase of the length of the pickup. When the width 2017 mm, as in the previous model, its length is 5817 mm 6030 mm with short and long body.
- Model 2017 Dodge 3500 Mega cab already provides for not only a lot of space for rear passengers and the rear seats transform into a full bed. The length of this model is 6300 mm.
The only real snag with the RAM is poor off-road capability, this is mainly due to the shallow angles that the overhangs allow for; 19o approach and 25o departure.
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2017 Dodge 3500 Engines
The pickup is fitted with a 5.7 liter Hemi engine, fitted with twin-spark cylinder heads, it produces 390 BHP and is fitted throughout the Dodge RAM lineup.
For those that don’t know, the Hemi designation relates to the hemispherical shape of the combustion chambers in the cylinder head, effectively increasing power thanks to better combustion and larger valves.
With emissions getting tighter, the RAM is fitted with a clever system that shuts down half of the cylinders when in economy mode, this reduces fuel consumption by almost 50%
The 2017 Dodge RAM 3500 will also have the option of a Cummins diesel engine. The turbocharged diesel engines are an extremely reliable workhorse, but developed to feel smooth and quiet when fitted to a truck. The maximum power output of the P6 Cummins 5.9 liter Turbo Diesel is 325 BHP, the 6.7 liter is 350 BHP.
These smooth six-cylinder engines achieve about 18 MPG on the highway.
2017 Dodge RAM 3500 history
Initially, the Dodge RAM 3500 came in three model variants; diesel and gas 6-cylinders and a Hemi V8. All featured options for rear wheel or all-wheel drive and they weighed in at over 5 tons.
The new RAM is based upon the third generation of the pickup, which now is a separate brand.
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