Heavy-duty trucks deserve some love as well, we would like to announce the new 2024 RAM 3500. It has been a while since this amazing truck got an update. So it is about time that the RAM gave some new goodies to their flagship pickup. This is a heavy-duty vehicle, so it is expected to perform at a higher level. Therefore, we expect a lot of updates concerning both style and technology in the RAM 3500. The interior isn’t expected to receive a huge upgrade. Mostly stylistic changes will be applied, and newer technology. Also, we will get some new safety features.
On the outside, not a lot is going to change. The pickup already has an iconic look that attracts a lot of buyers. So why change something that is obviously working? Some minor tweaks are possible with the outside of the pickup. This might be done to improve performance and update the contemporary style. The powertrain is quite important when it comes to heavy-duty pickups. So we will have to wait and see the plans RAM has for their big workhorse. There are some rumors of possible electrification as well, but nothing is certain. Let’s take a look at the updated 3500 RAM.
The inside of the 2024 RAM 3500 is getting a bit of rework. The interior layout of this pickup is another area where it performs admirably. The cabin is really well constructed, with beautiful materials and careful attention to every detail. Additionally, each cab style has a substantial amount of space, placing this pickup among the most comfortable in its class. As a result, we are rather certain that the 2024 Dodge RAM 3500 won’t result in more significant changes. We anticipate seeing a recognizable cabin design as well as recognizable elements. The core design will not change, but there is always room for small adjustments like new color palettes and materials. This also applies to the dashboard, which is likely to keep its current tech gadget setups.
2024 RAM 3500 Facelift
On the outside, no major changes are planned for the 2024 RAM 3500. The wheel rims will be 18-inch lightweight aluminum. The body design has some curves to it, which improves fuel economy and handling as well. The cargo bed can be extended. Also, the back wheels have an extra set. The front fascia is huge and that is just the way RAM goes. Bumpers are prominent and add to the maddening look. There are some extra lights on top of the roof to help with visibility.
This might be the most interesting part of the new 2024 RAM 3500. The heavy-duty pickup is getting some upgrades in this department. It was about time that the pickup received an updated powertrain. Not that it was lacking in power or anything. We don’t expect a brand-new gasoline model. There should still be an option of the 6.4-liter Hemi V8, as this has proven to be the most reliable option so far. It can produce 410 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. More than enough for the big pickup to move around and pull a lot of weight. This will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The gasoline version is one of the more popular ones, but there are perhaps better options.
Even though there are stricter regulations for emissions, diesel engines are still alive. And we are happy that it is the case since diesel powertrains offer amazing performance. Although they offer amazing performance, they do tend to have a bit more of a carbon footprint. The basic diesel version produced 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. The extra torque will come in handy with towing and driving on difficult terrain. There is also a better-optimized version, a 6.7 liter inline six turbo diesel. This produces 420 horsepower and 1100 pound-feet of torque. Currently, this model is using a six-speed transmission. But the new version should switch to the new 10-speed automatic transmission. There is a rear air suspension that can automatically adjust itself.
2024 RAM 3500 Towing Capacity
Also, a bed lowering mode helps hook up a trailer. Towing is kind of the RAM 3500 thing, they can pull both Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck trailers. Towing capacity maxes out at 37000 pounds which is probably the most in the category. The payload capacity is 7600 pounds. The rumors about possible electrification are still just rumors. No plans were made official by RAM. This is probably due to performance and problems with the architecture. Electric powertrains require specific platforms to accommodate all the components. But if it was to happen, it would be a complete rebuild of the pickup.
All the components for the powertrain would be moved under the cabin. For better balance and better handling. Due to its working nature, it would need to be a battery pack of at least 150 kWh. This would match the output of traditional engine versions. Also, the range would be above 300 per some speculations. But it isn’t happening yet, so keep an eye out for any news about it.
The 2024 RAM 3500 is not on the cheaper side when it comes to fuel economy. Mostly due to its size, engine size and the workload it takes upon its back. The thirsty pickup gets around 11 mpg of combined driving. But good fuel economy is not on the top of the priority list for a heavy duty pickup.
2024 RAM 3500 Price and Release Date
The new 2024 RAM 3500 is scheduled to hit the road later during the upcoming year, probably fall of 2023. Some of the main competition is from Ford’s F-250 and F-350, as well as Chevy Silverado HD. The estimated price for the basic trim is $46,000 which is not the cheapest, but good worth for the money.