2012 RAM 3500 Truck
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The 2011 Ram 3500 a full-size pickup truck that is powered by a 6.7-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 350 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, with the automatic transmission (650 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard manual). All Ram 3500 models come standard with RWD and a 6-speed manual transmission. Cab trims include Regular 8' box, Mega 6'4" box, Crew 6'4" box, and Crew 8' box. The Ram 3500 is available in 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains and has a maximum towing capacity of 22,750 lbs. Features include front heavy duty shock absorbers, rear heavy duty shock absorbers, electronic vehicle information center, halogen headlamps, overhead console ambient lighting, power heated mirrors, temperature gauge, media center, 6-speaker sound system, and compass gauge. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, advanced front airbags, supplemental side airbags, and a theft deterrent system. The Ram 3500 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2012 RAM 3500 Truck
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are heavy-duty trucks that sacrifice some ride quality and maneuverability, compared to lighter-duty pickups, in favor of improved towing and hauling ability.
What's new for 2012?
The biggest news for Ram's heavy duty line in 2012 is the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the 5.7L Hemi V8, which replaces the previous model years' 5-speed unit. The new transmission is stronger than the outgoing gearbox, and it features both lower first and higher final gear ratios.
- Tough, work-oriented construction
- full set of luxury and entertainment options
- serious towing and hauling ability
- stump-pulling Cummins turbo-diesel
The Heavy Duty Ram models are offered in three different cab styles--Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab--as well as 6'-4' or 8' cargo box lengths. Crew Cab models are designed for occasional backseat use, while Mega Cab models have adult-size backseat accommodations--much like a full-size SUV. The 3500 can include a dual rear wheel (DRW) setup for heavy-duty towing and both versions may be either equipped with a 383-hp, 5.7L V8 or a 350-hp, 6.7L Cummins in-line six. The gasoline engine comes with a standard 6-speed automatic, while the diesel offers a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic.