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 Sponsors Kentucky Derby for Fourth Consecutive Year

Ram-Truck-Official-Truck-Kentucky-DerbyThis weekend is the Kentucky Derby, and as people are placing their bets and predicting the winner, Ram is getting ready for its fourth consecutive year as the Derby’s official sponsor.

In a post on RamZone, Ram Trucks expressed their gratitude for the honor of sponsoring the Kentucky Derby, stating, “We hope that in time our presence at the Derby will become customary as seersucker suits and the garland of roses.”

For years, Ram’s line-up has catered to a variety of needs from light-duty truck for trailers and ATVs to heavy-duty trucks built for towing horse trailers. They understand the needs of truck drivers and more specifically of horse trainers and owners. Ram’s sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby is the perfect match between product and event, a partnership that will hopefully continue for years to come.

The Kentucky Derby will air live on NBC from 4 PM to 7 PM eastern time.

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Ram 2500 CNG: Green Alternative for Truck Drivers

The conversation after Hurricane Sandy for many of us in New York seemed to circle around climate change.  Governor Cuomo said as much during the numerous press conferences he held following the disaster.  Whenever global warming is talked about, it’s no doubt that green energy is just around the corner.  No matter your position on what happenings of the environment of late, it’s hard to deny that car makers shouldn’t be doing all they can to help with keeping emissions from their vehicles down.

Ram is answering the call that many seem to be putting out for engines running on alternative fuel technology.  The Ram 2500 will now be the first in the truck line-up that Ram has planned to have CNG (compressed natural gas).   It is the only OEM-built, CNG-powered truck that is made and sold in the US.

The Ram 2500 CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle.  That means it uses compressed natural gas as the primary source of fuel and switches over to gas only after the CNG has been depleted.  CNG is identical in mileage to that of vehicles on unleaded regular gas.  The bright spot to that is that the cost is 30 percent lower than the average price of a gallon of gas.

Breaking it down even further in comparison, CNG costs around $1.25 per GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent).  On CNG, the Ram gets 301 miles on the highway with the range getting boosted to 966 miles with the backup gas supply.  CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 percent and tailpipe emissions see a drop of more than 50 percent.

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2013 Ram 1500 Proudly Displayed

Ram has been having a big week recently. They have already captured the the attention of truck lovers by showing off their new entries into the heavy duty truck category with the reveal of the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500. It appears they are wanting to make sure to not have that enthusiasm go anywhere and have a new way of keeping people aware of their amazing upcoming product line.

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Chrysler Group headquarters is sporting a new look. Draped around the front of the building is a fifteen stories high, 140 feet wide, 210 feet tall wrap that is all about the 2013 Ram 1500. It’s a remarkable sight that plays very much into the slogan that Ram has of “Guts, Glory, Ram.” Chrysler is so proud of the new truck, they want anyone within sight to be reminded of it.

The 2013 Ram 1500 has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine under the hood and has an all-new air suspension system. The truck also has the best-in-class 25 miles-per-gallon fuel economy. The new Ram will also have a stronger frame with more high-strength steel.

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2013 Ram 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty & Chassis Cabs Revealed!

As promised, Ram Trucks rolled out the future of the heavy duty truck last week. Surrounded by a range of truck enthusiasts, from journalists to the truck-loving consumer, Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck brand, pulled back the curtain and introduced the world to the new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups, and the Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs.

The 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks come with the promise of the kind of power that truck owners are looking for in the brand. For the first time ever, the 3500 will be offered with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and a Cummins 6.7-liter High-Output diesel as standard.

Both the Heavy duty and Chassis Cab models will come with an electronic stability control to help reduce the loss of traction as standard on all Ram truck models. There will be plenty of colors to choose from, including fresh new ones and material upgrades for the truck’s interior that will be part of a new individualized themes Ram is going for. Also included in the mix will be the 8.4-inch Uconnect system that is so popular in Chrysler vehicles.

The future is bright for truck lovers as Ram aims to offer the best in the business to buyers. If you’re a Ram fan, or someone who has been wondering what all the talk is about, it’s a good time to be on the look out for a truck.

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New Ram Heavy-Duty Trucks About to be Revealed!

Truck fans have been waiting for this news for some time now. After all the leaks and the teases, it’s finally time to take a look at what Ram is planning.

The big reveal hasn’t happened just yet, but the date and the place has been announced. Ram will be pulling back the curtain this upcoming Thursday, the 27th, at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. As the President and CEO of Ram, Fred Diaz, said it’s time to go big or go home.

The Ram website has a count-down until the big national unveiling of the 2013 Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks. If you’re impatient and just can’t find yourself waiting even another minute to see what Ram’s future looks like, you can view the whole event live online by live streaming thanks to the Chrysler Electronic Communications Team. The whole thing goes down starting at 10 a.m. ET this Thursday, Sept 27.

Definitely something for any heavy-duty truck fan to be excited about. The new 2013 Ram 1500 is already getting lots of love from the public and critics alike. Ram is doing everything they can do to make sure they are the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to trucks.

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Ram Wants to Hear Your Stories of Glory

Ram is a brand that is all about excellence, going above and beyond for our customers every day. We work to make our trucks powerful, safer, and more comfortable, and we love to recognize others who go above and beyond. The RAMActs asked our customers to share their stories of random acts of manliness, and with our new Stories of Glory contest, we want to shine the light on unsung sports heroes. (And reward them with some great prizes too!)

“Stories of Glory” are any inspiring sports stories of yourself, your child, or someone you know. They can be the story of a high school coach who changed your life or your child’s first home run. To have your story considered, go to http://blog.ramtrucks.com/stories-of-glory/ and in 800 characters or less, tell your story. You can also include video or pictures if they are available, but they are not required. One winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Connecticut and will be interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show. Three runner-ups and thirty-one sweepstakes winners will receive swag bags from The Dan Patrick Show and Ram.

Do you have a Story of Glory to share? The deadline is August 21, so make sure you get in your entry soon! Also, check out the full Ram line-up online here, and keep up with the latest Ram news by liking Bayside on Facebook, following Bayside on Twitter, and subscribing to Bayside on YouTube.

High School Grad Stands Out with Ram

On graduation day, it is easy to blend into the masses of robed figures and mortarboards, but a high school grad in Virginia found a way to stand out and proclaim his love for Ram trucks.

Robby Lyons has been a fan of Ram trucks for years. His family owns a 2004 Ram 2500 HD, and he drives a 1989 Power Ram W100 Series. When asked about his love of Rams, he says, “I sit in [my] truck and I get chills. The power and durability combined with handling – it just blows me away.” Besides owning a Ram truck, he also ran his own junior dragster up until 2009, and he plans to continue drag racing with his father and uncle, serving as the team’s mechanic.

It is only appropriate then that Robby bolted a Ram head hood ornament to his graduation cap. While most people found the hood ornament amusing, some teachers raised objections to the hat. Robby was eventually given approval to wear his souped-up mortarboard to the ceremony, and since then, he has received local and national news coverage including a feature on the RamZone blog.

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Win at the Pump with Ram!

With gas prices up and down daily, drivers are dreading their trips to the gas station this summer. New car buyers are looking for more fuel-efficient cars, and surveys show that fuel economy is the most important factor to American car shoppers.

Ram wants to ease that worry at the gas pump by giving away free gallons of gas all summer. One lucky winner will receive 500 gallons of gas, and one hundred weekly winners will receive 32 gallons.

The contest kicked off April 5 and goes through September 1, 2012, so there is still plenty of time to enter and win. You can fill out the contest entry form here, and make sure to only enter once. Multiple entries or entries under the same e-mail address will be disqualified.

Imagine how far 500 gallons of gas could take you this summer. Those trips to the pool, the park, and the grocery store add up quickly, and instead of paying for pricy airline tickets, you could take the family on a road trip for vacation. No matter how you would use it, Ram’s Gallon Guarantee contest should not be missed.

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