2014 RAM HEAVY DUTY: Ram Truck brand offers the most capable heavy-duty pickups in the segment. For 2014, the award-winning Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks are offered with a standard 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 that delivers 383 horsepower. An available 6.4L Hemi V-8 delivers best-in-class 410 horsepower and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. Both Hemi’s come linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Ram Truck and Cummins have developed an enhanced 6.7L High Output Turbo Diesel inline six-cylinder engine available in three versions. The first version is paired with Ram’s segment exclusive six-speed manual gearbox and delivers 350hp, while the second option matches the Cummins to the six-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 370hp. Finally, the 6.7L Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel I-6 for Ram 3500 is paired with the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. That engines develops 385hp and best-in-class torque of 850 lb.-ft. Two BorgWarner part-time transfer cases are available on the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty, with either an electric shifting part-time transfer case, or a manual shifting transfer case, both with 2WD, 4WD High, 4WD Low and Neutral. The Ram Truck is offered in eight distinct trim levels - ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn. There are three cab styles (Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab), two cargo-box sizes (6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet), rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, as well as single-and dual-rear-wheel configurations. Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) has increases to 9,600 pounds from 9,000 pounds on the Ram 2500, and the Ram 3500 features 22,750-lb. maximum trailer weight and up to 30,000 lb. GVWR. For the ultimate off-road capability, the Ram Power Wagon package features additional ground clearance, electric-locking front and rear differentials, 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, a 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch. A total of 12 different colors fill the exterior palette, including two new shades: Blue Streak and Granite Crystal; available in a monotone and/or two-tone depending on the model.
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