One of the big surprises at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the reveal of a new special-edition package for the Ram 2500 as part of Ram’s reveal of the updated 2019 heavy-duty lineup. The show gave us the chance to get an early look at the all-new — or as some readers are saying, significantly revised — and . We also got the complete download on the big and little changes to the chassis and powertrains .
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But what we didn’t see during our early look was the Ram 2500 Laramie Black Edition the truckmaker saved for the press conference reveal on the first media day of the auto show. The new Black Edition will be offered only for the 2500 Laramie crew cab; it sports a classic exterior look all painted in Crystal Black with a hint of meta-flake along with a blackout grille, black headlight inserts, flat-black badging all around and blackout wheels. The special edition also will be offered with an optional painted full-length side step. The interior is a little subtler with black leather seats and Piano Black trim around the navigation screen and some copper trim accent pieces on the dash, center console and doors.
The Laramie Black Edition will not be limited to a specific production number, and we’re guessing that dealers will want to get their hands on as many as they can get. In fact, we’re predicting this special edition will likely spread to the one-ton Ram as well, but no announcement has been made to that effect yet.
We expect pricing to sit below the Longhorn and Limited, but we won’t know for sure until closer to the on-sale date early in the second quarter.