Ram Trucks Announces Black Express Package for 2500, 3500

2014 Ram Heavy Duty BlackRam Trucks announced this week that the popular Black Express package, which was formerly only available for the Ram 1500 package, will now be available for the Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 SRW.

Some of the features of the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black package include an all-black exterior, 20-inch black aluminum wheels, fog lamps, black grille surrounded with black horizontal inserts. The dark front and rear bumpers and the head badges complete the look. Obviously it isn’t called the “Black package” for nothing. Beyond the look, the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black Package comes with a cargo-view camera, RamBox, manual transmission for diesel, and link coil rear suspension with air suspension option.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, praised the work on the new Black package, saying, “The Black package on the Ram Heavy Duty is proof that our designers are passionate about trucks and will continue to maintain our trendsetting leadership.”

Buyers interested in the Heavy Duty Black package can order it with the Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW, Crew Cab, Mega Cab, Big Horn/Lone Star, and Laramie models. Pricing starts at $42,140 with an additional $1,195 destination charge.

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Ram Caves Contest Builds Dream Garages for 3 Lucky Winners

Ram Caves

Last year, Ram Trucks announced that it would be sending out designers Timothy Dahl, Brett McKay, and Bob Vila to three lucky Ram owners to give them a proper “Ram Cave.” Every new garage would be built to meet the needs of each winner, whether if it means starting with a bare-bones garage or giving a great garage an extra special touch.

Yesterday, the Ram Trucks channel premiered the videos of all three winners getting their garage makeovers. Timothy Dahl went to meet Lee in Portland and show off the new Ram 1500. Bob Vila headed out to Prior Lake, Minnesota to meet with Rachel, who had won the contest for her father Dan, and show off the Ram 2500. Finally, Brett McKay took off for Maryland with the Ram 3500 to meet with Randy and his family. Randy’s wife had been diagnosed a year ago with breast cancer, and with the new Ram Cave, he will be able to continue his work on Ram Trucks and be closer to his family.

Check out all three Ram Cave episodes below:

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Ram Publicizes “Truck of the Year” Award with Ram 1500 Building Wrap

Ram 1500 WrapHow does Ram celebrate winning Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” for two consecutive years? They wrap the Chrysler Group headquarters in a 155-feet-tall picture of the Ram 1500.

In December, Motor Trend announced that the 2014 Ram 1500 had been named “Truck of the Year,” a great honor considering that the 2013 Ram 1500 had won “Truck of the Year” the year before. The Ram Truck brand wanted to celebrate the Ram 1500 and everyone at Ram behind this award-winning truck, and the only way to properly celebrate such an exciting award was to go big with a building wrap on the Chrysler Group LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Ram 1500 image on the building wrap is so enormous that it takes up four floors of the building. The windshield alone is 18 feet wide by 4 feet high, and the truck grille is 40 feet wide by 15 feet tall. It took four days to install the wrap on the building, but considering all the drivers seeing it from Interstate 75, the effort was well worth it.

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2013 Ram 1500 Express Black Edition: I See a Red Truck and I Wanted it Painted Black

bildeJust last month, in conjunction with the blockbuster film, Ram put together a special Man of Steel-inspired Ram truck. A month later, Ram has a new look to give to the 1500 that’s dressed in all black. I’m not making any insinuations or anything, but General Zod, Man of Steel’s main bad guy, is also dressed in all black. Could Ram be secretly assembling a Justice League of trucks?

In all seriousness, Ram is putting out a pretty snazzy all-black 2013 Ram 1500. It has a real ‘bad-ass’ seal of approval and just looks like it can handle about anything. It’s the kind of look that both makes you gaze in wonderment, dreaming of getting a chance to be the cool guy behind the wheel, and also makes you too intimated to look into the eyes of the driver. I might be over-selling the melodrama, but it’s clearly there.

The all-black 1500 is black from head to toe, even have the side badge removed to cover the whole body. The grille is black, the front fascia is black, the rear bumper is black; when I say it’s all-black I really really mean that everything is painted black.

Why go all out on this color? “Ram Trucks are known for their bold, in-your-face presence,” said Ram president Reid Bigland. “The new Black Express takes Ram’s aggressive good looks to an all new sinister level by blackening out the entire truck while maintaining a great price.”

Now I just want to see the Black Express Ram and the Man of Steel Ram meet on a road somewhere. That’s be one epic clash.

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Ram 1500 Named Automobile Magazine 2013 All-Star

2013-All-Stars-Best-Cars-in-AmericaAutomobile Magazine just announced their All-Stars for 2013, and among their top-honored vehicles was the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.

11 vehicles were named 2013 All-Stars and given distinctions like “Hometown Hero” or “Compact for America.” The Ram 1500 and the Audi A7 were designated as the “Houston Rockets.” Jason Harper, who wrote the section of the piece on the Ram 1500, had lots of praise for the truck, calling it “the ultimate in cowboy cool” and “king of the ranch.”

As they put both vehicles through their paces, the Ram 1500 easily beat out the Audi 7 for earning its keep. This is the type of vehicle that can haul more hay, bring back a runaway cow, and take out skeet shooting. Aside from its practicality, though, Harper was also surprised at the attention given to the interior, praising the stitching as “European quality” and noting the lack of “tawdry veneer” in the design.

The full article is available here or in the July issue of Automobile Magazine.

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2013 Ram 1500 Makes WardAuto’s 10 Best Interiors


WardsAuto has named the 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn on its list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2013.

In a category that had six Asian automakers win a spot in, the 2013 Ram 1500 stood out as the best for pick-up trucks.  Noting that the new Ram truck beat out its rivals to the market, it’s created a hard chasm for them to cross in order to compete.

“…The Ram 1500 is a spectacular, emotive interior that sets a high standard other auto makers will be hard-pressed to emulate.”

The drivers at Wards had the highest praise for the refined 2013 Ram 1500’s refined interior.  Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine said that the instrument cluster “looks like a fine chronograph” and that the wood trim is “natural-looking and of the highest quality ”  He finished with a marvelous quote, “If Bently made a pickup truck, this is what the cabin would look like.”

The Ram team prides themselves on giving consumers the best bang for their buck.  They loaded the 2013 Ram 1500 with top quality materials and top-of-the-line tech such as the popular Chrysler UConnect system.  That level is why Ram was put in the top 10 when compared to 46 other vehicles.

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Ram Offers ACM Experience for Country Music Fans

Ram climbing hill

Ram fans and country music fans have always had a connection.  One just can’t help but love the other it seems.  Ram knows this, that’s why they devoted their resources into putting together a country music celebration which had each entertainer drive a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn for an entire year before putting it up for auction with the proceeds going to charity.  The truck company decided that wasn’t enough and put up a special treat for people in attendance of the American Country Music Awards.

The event was dubbed the ‘ACM Experience’ and offered a rare experience.  Fans got into a 2013 Ram 1500 and went up a 30-degree drive up a 13 foot hill.  That’s not all; the course was filled with different challenges to drive over, such as a bed of railroad ties.

The people who took a ride also were registered for a chance to win $45,000 towards a Chrysler Group vehicle and free tickets to two weekend concerts.

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Motor Trend Names the 2013 Ram 1500 Truck of the Year!

Another truck of the year award handed out, another win for Ram.

The award comes from Motor Trend this time. Their ‘Truck of the Year’ award is considered quite the big deal in the industry. Something that truck makers wear with honor and pride and tend to brag about if you ever ask, or don’t if they’re not so modest.

The 2013 Ram 1500 did not fail to impress the editors. They put it through all the extensive tests, from comfort and amenities, to fuel economy and ride evaluation. All the trucks, including the 1500, are compared in six criteria. Those are design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.

The decision to crown the 1500 was unanimous, said Ed Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. “We had a small but solid field of contenders… but in the end, the choice was clear:
Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way.”

There’s a reason why so many magazines and fans are talking about the new 2013 Ram 1500. Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and let us know how badly you want to drive away in one. View the entire Ram line-up at our website. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Ram news and offers!

Star Tribunes Loves the 2013 Ram 1500

The 2013 Ram 1500 is wasting no time in getting fans behind it. One such fan, a reviewer for the Star Tribune, took the truck for a drive and had plenty of things to love about it.

The opening of the review begins with the advancements that are going into the next generation of trucks, Ram’s included. Fuel economy is a subject on everyone’s lips of late with regards to the economy and rising gas prices. Thanks to new forms of lightweight materials and tech being introduced, pickups are about to see better bang for the buck on gas. The 2013 Ram 1500 is part of that new trend, having excellent fuel economy with the 3.6 Liter V6 engine.

The writer put the truck through the motions by taking it on a trip from Tennessee to Detroit. “The optional air suspension absorbed bumps and kept it securely planted on the highway and curving mountain roads. The steering is responsive, with good on-center feel.”

The interior is said to be very roomy with good seats and plenty of storage. For the dash-board, a dash mounted rotary dial is in the place of the shifter and this makes it so the Ram has more storage space in the center console. This dial is easy to use and very compact, similar in design to what Jaguar uses in their luxury cars.

It’s very clear that in the time he spent with the Ram, he turned into a believer into what the new Ram means. It’s “the first V-6 powered full size pickup that doesn’t sneer “cheapskate” every time you start the engine.”

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Ram Truck Lovers Set New Record

There’s many ways to show how much people love a product. There’s high sales, there’s internet praise, there’s all kinds of ways. Another way is making sure that said product has a world record under its belt.

That’s what Ram enthusiast set out to do over the weekend. It all went down in a wheat field in Dresden, Ontario, Canada. It was here, on a freshly-mowed field, that Ram drivers far and wide lined up to break a record. The Rams were of all kinds of makes and models. There were some that were brand new, others that dated back all the way to 1976. Some of them looked like they came right off the dealership floor, others were clearly modified and stylized. There was a $20 registration fee to get in on the celebration, a portion of that ticket price going to charity while also making sure that you had a place in being part of the event.

To cap off the official news, a 2013 Ram 1500 took the lead of the Ram Parade as the ride to the Dresden Fairgrounds began for a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records to make the official count. In the end, they did manage to break the previous record by 13 vehicles. That means the new record of the biggest parade of Ram trucks is now 273 Ram vehicles.

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