Meet the Three Engine Options That Make 2018 RAM 2500 One of America's Longest-Lasting Heavy-Duty Pickups

Here in our western Colorado neighborhood of Montrose, in the upper Uncompahgre Valley, we pride ourselves on being a hub for the larger manufacturing economy, local and regional labor, and the transportation industry. What's more, we're the very definition of surrounded by the great outdoors, with Grand Mesa up north, Black Canyon to the east, and to the south, the San Juan Mountains, not to mention the Uncompahgre Plateau to the west. It takes a special kind of heavy-duty pickup, rising above the rest, to weather the day, whether that's one of punching the clock or off-roading with a boatload of gear in tow. That champion is surely the 2018 RAM 2500. But what earns the new RAM truck lineup the capability accolades that have followed it since the Dodge marque?

Behind every Ram pickup is a spirited team of engines. Today's options are more technologically advanced and ready for the long haul than ever. In the new 2500, for example, you can find a 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 balancing efficiency and performance, shelling a hard-working 400 pound-feet of torque to take on payloads up to 3,060 pounds and trailerfuls up to 13,890 pounds. Graduate to an available 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 workhorse putting out a peak 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, and you can make quick work of both 3,990-pound payloads and 16,320 pounds hitched up. At the top of the line is the available 370-horsepower Proven and Legendary 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel inline-six, with a monumental 800 pound-feet of torque to pull up to 3,160 pounds in the bed and cabin and up to 17,980 pounds behind.

But a truck, no matter how new, shall not live by powerplant alone. RAM 2500 also features a responsive three-link front and five-link coil rear suspension for the ride, and a Rear Auto-Level Air Suspension option comes available with an adjustable ride height that's automatically compensatory for load leveling. Plus, on the road, it's easy to keep track of driving metrics thanks to an available full-color 7-inch instrument cluster. RAM 2500 seating's available in durable work-grade vinyl, and, completing what ought to prove to be a productive mobile office, you can find a wide selection of touchscreen infotainment systems up to 8.4 inches in size. Each offers elements to cater to your on-the-go needs, from optional navigation and HD Radio to 4G LTE Wi-Fi support, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and more. There's even standard under-floor storage in crew cab models to stow away the day's essentials.

There's plenty more going on under the hood and in-cabin, whether you opt for a RAM 2500 trim or one in our extensive lineup of new RAM 1500 and 3500 trucks. You're welcome to stop by and visit us at Flower Motor Company here at 2580 N. Townsend Ave. in Montrose if you'd like to explore that model that's caught your eye. We'll be delighted to take you on the tour and talk shop!

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