New 2017 RAM 2500 at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove for Downers Grove, IL
The 2017 RAM 2500 is a top choice among customers who need a dependable yet comfortable truck to handle their daily tasks at the jobsite. The excellent model can be easily configured to your business's specific needs, and it is available with the most powerful and efficient engines on the market. The new 2017 RAM 2500 will receive some updates to its design for the new year, in addition to a new Power Wagon trim and an off-road-oriented package. Additionally, the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 will now come standard on the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims.
Under the 2500's Hood
The 2500 from RAM offers class-leading towing and power ratings, and no matter which way you choose to configure your truck's powertrain, the 2500 will provide the capability you need. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but a part-time four-wheel drive system is alternatively offered. Most of the 2500 models will be powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, and it comes linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The configuration will work to produce 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. RAM offers a package that will modify the engine to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), but this will not reduce the excellent power ratings. Additionally, there are two optional engines including a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 which will produce 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The other engine is a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel six-cylinder engine will provide different power outputs depending on the driver's preferred transmission. The manual transmission will enable the Cummins engine to produce 350 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque, while a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission will boast 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. Some of the available powertrain features can include fifth-wheel trailer preparation and a load-leveling suspension. The new 4x4 Off-Road package will equip the vehicle with tow hooks, hill descent control, Bilstein shocks, a transfer skid plate, a limited-slip differential, and more.
Design of RAM 2500
RAM offers their 2500 in seven main trim levels which are called the Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and Power Wagon. Each trim can additionally be equipped with standalone features and thoroughly equipped packages. The 2500 is available in three cab styles; the two-door regular, four-door crew, and four-door extended crew cab which is known as the Mega Cab. There are a variety of bed lengths offered depending on which cab style is chosen. The base Tradesman trim, which is available with each of the cab styles, will have convenient features like a locking tailgate, 17-inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery/flooring, and automatic headlights. The newly updated Power Wagon trim, which will feature a crew cab and short bed configuration, will add a range of off-road-oriented features and unique design techniques.
How often does the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine need to have its oil changed?
The 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel has a best-in-class oil change interval of 15,000 miles!
Which upholstery do you recommend for a work truck?
We recommend equipping the optional work-grade vinyl upholstery, which is durable and easy to clean.
The new 2017 RAM 2500 will come equipped with six standard airbags, along with a variety of electronic-stability aids which will assist the driver in keeping full control of the vehicle. There are many optional safety features and driver assistance technologies, and most of the trims will be offered with an integrated trailer brake. We would be happy to tell you more about the new 2017 RAM 2500, so get in touch with us today at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove!