Starting with the 2018 model year, the Ram 3500 will offer a segment-leading 930 pound-feet of torque.

The American automaker worked closely with Cummins to improve the 6.7-liter diesel engine, allowing it to produce an additional 30 lb-ft of torque. The updates to the engine include higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and flow rate increases through the fuel delivery system.

In addition, Ram announced a 30,000-lb fifth-wheel towing uprating that is made possible by an in-house hitch design from Ram Engineering. The upgraded hitch lets the Ram 3500 haul the heaviest trailers in the industry, allowing customers to move away from Class 4 and Class 5 trucks for heavy fifth-wheel hauling. Pricing for the newly-engineered hitch design is $1,395.

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The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty maximum gooseneck and conventional hitch maximum trailer weight ratings are 31,210 and 20,000 lbs, respectively.


Look for the 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks to arrive at dealerships this month.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep & Ram Brand, FCA Global. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

This article originally appeared on AutoGuide.com

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