Another powerful truck from Ram, the division of Chrysler Team, will appear on the market very soon and it is called the 2017 RAM 4500-5500. Ram represents a department that was established back in 2009 out of Dodge truck department. Many things have been changed when it comes to the Ram 4500-5500. There will be some novelties regarding its exterior and interior design, but more importantly there will be changes in terms of engine. The new vehicle is perfect for those who seek a vehicle with great towing and hauling capabilities, but yet with comfortable and elegant cabin with excellent technological features. Let’s check together what the 2017 Ram 4500-5500 offers to its customers. If you want to know more about the vehicle, there are a lot of details in the article below.
2017 Ram 4500 – 5500 Engine
The 2017 Ram 4500-5500 represents a highly affordable vehicle, and there are only three main names when it comes to this segment: the Ford F-450/ F-550, the Chevrolet 3500 and of course the 2017 ram 4500-5500. All three truck show great strengths and perform great job when it comes to relocating heavy load around, but yet the ram 4500-5500 is the greatest one among them.
There are two engine options for the new 2017 Ram 4500-5500, a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 power unit and a 6.7-liter Cummins Super Diesel engine. The HEMI engine is extremely powerful, fuel efficient and definitely an excellent alternative to the more costly diesel variant. However, if you intend to transport extremely heavy load, Cummins is the engine you need to choose. The Cummins engine delivers 320 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque, while the HEMI engine makes 410 hp and 429 pound feet of torque.
Interior of Ram 4500 – 5500
The interior design of the Ram 4500-5500 hasn’t changed significantly compared to the previous generation, but there are some minor refreshments. The heavy-duty vinyl fabric seats are redesigned and now offer greater support and comfort, but they also look better compared to the previous generation.
A new 8.4-inch Uconnect system along with navigation is available in the 2017 model. There is also a 3.5-inch display that shows all crucial information for the driver. An optional 7-inch TFT screen is fully adjustable and shows information such as transmission temperature, tire press or even turn-by-turn navigation to oil stress. Transmission temperature is an important feature to know, click here to read more about it.
Ram 4500 – 5500 2017 Exterior
The overall design of the Ram 4500-5500 2017 is not much different from the smaller sized 2500 or 3500. However, the front bumper and the fenders have been significantly redesigned. The vehicle now has sturdy front axle that have a bigger track that needs bigger finders for covering the tall and skinny tires.
The wider fenders make the new 2017 Ram 4500-5500 not only the Ram lawful but also give it macho appearance. The vehicle features tall doors that appear to be perfect for placing the firm logo on the side.
2017 Ram 4500 – 5500 Release date and price
The new Ram 4500-5500 is expected to go on sale in 2016 as 2017 model. There is no official information regarding the price for the new model, but there are some rumors that the starting price will be around $35,000.