Modified Engines for the New 2018 Dodge Ram


Hugely popular pickup from Fiat Chrysler, which recently subdivided a separate Ram brand. According to the road map of the corporation, in 2017 and most likely at the end of next year, is expected a major upgrade of the line of light pickup trucks. The most serious changes will affect the appearance of the 2018 Dodge Ram, while the engine line-up will remain largely the same, when will Ram change the body style? It certainly won’t change it, it would be still framed full-size pickup truck.

We expect that main most popular version of the Ram truck – 1500, will get nearly the same amounts of trim levels and modifications as the current generation of the truck. There will be a standard Express, Bighorn, Laramie and Limited. Not to mention special Rebel modifications. All trucks will be equipped either with Pentastar V6 or traditional Hemi V8. 2018 Ram 1500 redesign expected pretty soon, there is a leaks of images, but there are some doubts that it will be 2018 model year car, more likely a 2019. We could only expect some 2018 Dodge Ram concept to show the future design.

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Rebel Rebel


1. Rebel Rebel
2. Uncertainty Over Release Date
3. Patents
4. Design
5. Modified Engines

Rebel will be kept in product line for 2018 model year, hence it’s a perfect rival for Ford’s Raptor. 2018 Rebel is likely to keep all distinctive features of the current model. For instance, 5.7L Hemi engine producing a little less than 400 HP will be the only option for this modification, as well as 8-speed automatic.
The truck will be good-equipped, features leather interior, climate control, all-power accessories.

Despite the urge from Dodge fans, FCA won’t put extreme 6.2L V8 engine, providing astonishing 707 HP in a pickup truck. However, tuners do. So, if you need such power, it is able to install the engine from Charger Hellcat into Ram. Moreover, one Canadian dealership could make it for extra charge.

2500 is largely the same Ram truck as 1500, but with more powerful engine, for better hauling abilities. We don’t expect much change for 2018 Dodge Ram 2500. The configurations options are wider than for smaller trucks, including 2018 Ram Power Wagon trim level, features durable 6.4 V8 Hemi engine, electric winch, front and rear axles diff lock.

2018 Dodge Ram 3500 designed for the best hauling abilities, despite the index, it features the same powerful and durable Hemi V8s, as 2500. There also Cummins turbodiesel will be avaialble for order, providing astonishing amount of torque, which leads to spectacular towing capacity – up to 31,210 lbs. However, only 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 dually wheels could tow such weight.
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel engine is a Cummins 6.7L I6, producing 900 ft-lbs of torque and 385 horsepower.

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Uncertainty Over Release Date Of The Dodge Ram 2018

The exact release date of new pickups still unknown. They are expected to go on sale in early 2018, while the presentation of the new products will take place at the end of 2017.

Cost of 2018 model year Dodge Ram will depend on many factors, it is difficult to predict with high accuracy, but certainly not to lose customers, the cost of the basic version will remain the same, and will be about $28,000.

In terms of design, 2018 Ram 1500 expects most serious changes. Thus, the front part will receive more aerodynamic design, with narrower headlights and grille. The Rebel version instead of the name engraved in front will get simple Ram logo.

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According to a new patent images, cargo compartment of the Ram might get new double flaps, which can both be folded and opened, which is very convenient. It is not known whether this car will receive it in production, as the design is quite complicated.

With regard to changes in the interior, in terms of design it is not known. According to the patent, the new Ram 2018 Crew Cab can get the rear seats, completely folded to the floor.

Most likely, the overall interior architecture remains unchanged, except for the climate control unit, infotainment system and dashboard / gauges.

2018 Dodge Ram sport modification will get matte black detailing instead of chrome plated ones.

As Ford engineers, Fiat Chrysler specialists are eager to provide higher fuel efficiency, as it is possible for the 2018 Ram truck. It is reported that engineers are trying to achieve the target of 30 mpg or higher.

2018 Dodge Ram Will Have Modified Engines

Engine range will remain the same, but will be seriously modified. Thus, the Pentastar engine family will get upgrades that will increase the power on low-rpm and fuel efficiency. 5.7-liter Hemi engines of Apache family will unlikely to get any changes.

A new 2018 Dodge Ram diesel engine will be available, however details is not known yet. The only thing we know it will be able to tow 10,000 lbs. Perhaps it will be the former power plant with transmission retuned and some other details.

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6-speed automatic transmissions will be used in entry-level new Dodge Ram 2018 trucks, while the rest will get 8-speed ones.
Belt-starter generator start-stop system will be upgraded.

Wide usage of aluminum details is also expected. It will help to decrease the weight, and therefore improve fuel efficiency. However, the trucks will not be all-aluminum.

How are you liking the look of the new Ram line-up? Have Ram gone in the right direction? Or will you be waiting for the new F150 truck? Let us know in the comments.

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The new Ram undoubtedly will have a bunch of new features, especially in terms of design. The updated engine range is also expected.

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