Ram Debuts Versatile 2500 4x4 Off-Road Package


Ram is making two big reveals at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The first is the redesigned 2017 Ram Power Wagon, and the second is a new off-road package for the Ram 2500. To see our walk-around video, click here.  

Unlike the new look of the Power Wagon, which gets a new grille and tailgate design, the Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package will keep the familiar Ram's head and crosshair grille and tailgate.

However, this new off-road four-wheel-drive package will include oversized front tow hooks, larger and more aggressive Firestone all-terrain tires, heavy-duty Bilstein shocks, hill descent control, a limited-slip rear differential and sizable bed-mounted decals.

This new package lends itself to all sorts of interesting build possibilities for commercial or personal use. Unlike the new 2017 Ram Power Wagon — offered only in crew-cab, 4×4, 6.4-liter Hemi configuration — this new off-road package will be quite versatile. It's available in Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim levels as a crew cab or MegaCab with a long or short wheelbase. It also will offer buyers a choice of three engines: the gas Hemi 5.7-liter V-8, the gas Hemi 6.4-liter V-8 and Cummins turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder.

With this new off-road package, which looks to be a competent 4×4, if you can't build the truck you need, you're doing something wrong.

This new offering will round out Ram's stable of adventure-oriented pickup packages, which include the Ram 1500 Rebel, the Ram Power Wagon and the Outdoorsman.

This new package and pricing will be available by the fall 2016.

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