The luxury truck market is alive and well, and that’s especially obvious when blinded by the shimmering chrome grille of the new 2016 Ram Trucks Laramie Limited trim level. It may be a rugged truck underneath, but it lacks strength in subtlety. In fact, the new trim level includes chrome accents along the rocker panels on the doors, the side steps, mirror caps, door handles, and 20-inch wheels. For those who are either blind or car ignorant, the designers threw on a massive R-A-M badge along the tailgate. No mistaken identity here.

The upscale bling continues inside the truck as well, with real wood accents, French stitching on the authentic leather with accent piping on the seats, and a long list of standard equipment like the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.

Though the mechanics are all the same, the new trim level brings a newness to the Ram Truck lineup. The Laramie Limited is offered across the non-commercial lineup, meaning well-off cowboys can order a 1500, or the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 series Ram with the luxury and visual updates.

UPDATE 06/09/2015: Ram has officially announced pricing for the 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited. The trim level’s starting price begins at $50,675 and grows depending on powertrain configurations. Continue reading for the full pricing list.

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  • 2016 Ram Laramie Limited
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed auto
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    240 @ 3600
  • MPG(Hwy):
    28
  • Torque @ RPM:
    420 @ 2000
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; 2WD, 4WD
  • Price:
    50675
  • Price:
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  • body style:

Exterior

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The outside is where the most obvious changes have occurred. The new grille takes after the Ram Rebel truck that debuted at the North American International Auto Show last month, though with a different slot pattern and finish. This marks a big departure from the classic crosshair grille that Ram – and before that, Dodge – trucks have carried. Besides the updated grille, the remaining bodywork remains the same.

The tailgate does get a big change, however, with the RAM block lettering stretching across its center. For those owners planning to remove the lettering, there’s no such luck. The metal under the lettering is also raised. Perhaps just the bare steel would look less gaudy, but until someone tries it, you’d better get used to the look. Perhaps this is Ram’s way to teach the general public that “Dodge” is no long in its name.

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase 120.5 Inches
Track, Front 68.0 Inches
Track, Rear 67.5 Inches
Overall Length 209.0 Inches
Overall Width 79.4 Inches
Overall Height 74.6 Inches

Interior

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The interior has been updated, though with a slight touch more discretion. The diggs take after the current Limited trim level, though a few updates bring a level of uniqueness to the Laramie Limited trim level. An all-black cabin is covered in leather but is accented in Graystone leather piping along the seats, giving them an attractive outline. The seatback pockets are given the Longhorn treatment with the leather flaps. Unique buckles change up the appearance.

The real wood accents are made from Black Argento. The accent on the steering wheel receives a thick coat of gloss to protect it while the remaining trim is left uncovered.

The gauge cluster is also updated and features a black background with Liquid Graphite-faced gauges accented by Liquid Chrome rings. Ram says the design is inspired from modish watches. Interior accent lighting brings an upscale ambiance at night. LED lights in the door handles, foot wells, and lower map pockets add that luxury car feel.

Drivetrain

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2013 Ram 1500
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The Ram 1500 Laramie Limited has two engine options: the standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and the optional 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. Both offer great amounts of power, but excels at different things. The HEMI is the performer of the pair, putting down 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The EcoDiesel on the other hand, offers up 240 horses and a respectable 420 pound-feet of torque while earning an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway, yet still being able to two upwards of 7,900 pounds.

Both engines are mated to the ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic and can be had in both 2WD and 4WD.

Ram has not specified which engines will be offered in the Heavy Duty versions of the Laramie Limited, though it’s expected all three of its available engines will be on the table. That includes the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, the larger 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, and the mac daddy of them all, the 6.7-liter Cummins inline six-cylinder turbodiesel.

Drivetrain Specifications

3.0-LITER ECODIESEL V-6 5.7-LITER HEMI® V-8
Type and Description 60-degree V-type, liquid-cooled 90-degree V-8, liquid-cooled
Displacement 182 cu. in. (2988 cu. cm) 345 cu. in. (5,654 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.27 x 3.60 (83 x 92) 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System Chain-driven DOHC, 24 valves Variable-cam timing, pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves,
hydraulic lifters with roller followers
Fuel Injection Common-rail, 2000 bar, Solenoid Injectors Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast-iron block, aluminum alloy heads Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum
alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 16.5:1 10.5:1
Power (SAE net) 240 HP @ 3,600 RPM 395 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Torque (SAE net) 420 LB-FT @ 2,000 RPM 410 LB-FT @ 3,950 RPM

Prices

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Pricing for the 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited starts at $50,675, or $1,245 more than the 2015 Laramie Limited model. Ram is offering the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 as the standard engine and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel as the optional mill in this range-topping trim level. Both engines will be available with either two- or four-wheel drive. Simply put, there are four configurations for the 2016 Laramie Limited. An additional $1,195 destination charge will be added to each price listed below.

Powertrain Configuration Price
1500 Laramie Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 $50,675
1500 Laramie Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 3.0-liter EcoDiesel $53,795
1500 Laramie Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 $54,180
1500 Laramie Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 3.0-liter EcoDiesel $57,300

Competition

GMC Sierra Denali

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General Motors doesn’t disappoint in the luxury truck category. The Denali trim available on the GMC Sierra 1500 and HD series offers near Cadillac Escalade levels of luxury and refinement, complete with high quality materials, wood accents, plenty of technology, and GM’s Magnetic Ride Control.

GMC offers three available engines in its truck: the powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 that’s basically the same LT1 found in the Corvette, the aging 6.0-liter V-8, and the mighty 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel.

Prices for the 1500 starts at $50,200 while the HD series starts at $52,340.

Ford F-Series Platinum

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Like the Denali trim line, the Platinum is offered on both the F-150 and the Super Duty trucks. The interior comes awash in yards of rich leather with French stitching, wood accents, chrome trim pieces, and a host of in-dash technology such as SYNC and MyFord Touch. Though Ford offers more than one luxury trim level, the Platinum is the swankiest and avoids the western motif of the King Ranch.

The F-Series has four engines available with the Platinum trim level. The F-150 gets either the 5.0-liter V-8 or the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. The F-250 and F-350 offers the 6.2-liter V-8 and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel.

Prices start at $50,960 for the F-150 and $54,970 for the F-250.

Conclusion

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Luxury trucks are kind of an ironic thing, but these days they have taken over the market. It’s now the boss or foreman than runs around in the $50,000 trucks keeping the business running while employees uses Tradesman or SLT trim-level trucks to do the heavy lifting. That affords the boss man the ability to hit the dirt or pull heavy loads while still rivaling luxury sedans for those times off the job site.

Regardless of who buys the truck or how it’s used, the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited offers unparalleled luxury, capability, and unmistakable bling.

  • Leave it
    • Rather expensive
    • Almost too nice to use like a truck
    • The grille strays away from Ram (Dodge) history

Press Release

Ram Truck brand is taking the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited – the benchmark in truck opulence – to an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail.
The upgraded interior and exterior trim aligns with a long list of best-in-class titles under the Ram moniker, including fuel economy, payload, torque and towing capacity.

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“Among Ram Truck’s greatest strengths is our ability to quickly react to customer demand,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC. “The new Laramie Limited trim is a perfect example of how Ram directly responds to customer input with the highest level of luxury available in pickups. The Laramie Limited trim exceeds the high expectations of affluent truck buyers by combining capability with refinement.”

Featuring premium materials, such as an all-black, full-leather seating, real wood interior components and unique badges, Ram Laramie Limited is a “black-tie” luxury alternative to the popular southwestern-themed Laramie Longhorn edition pickup.

“Today’s high-end Ram pickups have more features than select luxury sedans,” added Hegbloom. “We will continue to strive for the highest levels of sophistication, while keeping the core needs of a truck owner top of mind.”

The new Ram trim, available on the1500, 2500 and 3500 models, will make its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the media on Feb. 12, 2015.

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Exterior
The Laramie Limited’s all-new grille is the most prominent change of the exterior. As the leading point of the new Limited, its new billet port grille breaks from the long tradition of a crosshair styling with bold “RAM” lettering.

Exterior features include a body-color front fascia with fog lamps and a matching, painted rear bumper. For added flash, an optional exterior package covers the front and rear bumpers in bright chrome. To address customer demand, select-colored Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks come standard with chrome.

On each side of the grille, a quad headlamp design includes a bi-functional halogen projector system placed in a dark background. Fifteen amber LEDs illuminate park/turn/position lamps and three amber LEDs serve for the side markers. A vertically ribbed inner lens softens the glow and retains the improved visual component of the segment exclusive LEDs. The Ram design team carefully crafted the interior bezel and housing to create a visually entertaining, yet functional piece of hardware. Also, a Ram shield logo is molded into the housing, and the Ram name molded into the inside of the outer lens.

The side profile of the Limited is dressed in chrome accents for body-side molding with etched “Limited” mirrors, door handles, window molding and standard wheel-to-wheel side steps.

Ram 1500 Laramie Limited features an all-new 20-inch forged multi-surface aluminum wheel – unique in the truck market and a detail not to be missed. Polished surfaces are accented with painted silver. Heavy Duty models also feature a new multi-surface 20-inch fully-polished aluminum, six-spoke wheels. Wheel centers are embossed with the Ram brand name.

Matching the new front grille theme, a new tailgate design is fixed with a 20-inch-wide, bright chrome “RAM” badge so onlookers can clearly identify the truck. A new chrome accent strip lines the base of the gate. Premium tail lamps are equipped with 15 red LEDs and three red LEDs for the side marker. A frosted inner lens creates visual entertainment and softens the glow.

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The Ram Laramie Limited is available in seven exterior color choices, including: Brilliant Black, Bright Silver Metallic, Pearl White, Red Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic and True Blue Pearl.

Interior
The 2015 Ram Laramie Limited is the apex of modern luxury. Subtle stitching accents, pin striping, unique materials and patterns are found throughout the interior. These are details created for the customer who appreciates them.

The Limited starts with an all-black leather cockpit – the seats are covered in Black Natura Plus premium leather. Unique pinstripe stitching designs lend the Ram Laramie Limited an unmatched level of sophistication and style. Graystone leather piping rides the stitching peaks, creating a visible silhouette profile of the seats contrasting an all-black backdrop. Using an idea borrowed from the Longhorn trim, rear flap-closure seatback map pockets with modern, chrome Ram-lettered buckles also are unique to Laramie Limited.

Passenger touch points are given a soft, comfortable feel. The Ram Laramie Limited’s newly designed, deep and double-stacked center console is topped with a forgiving, French-stitched full-leather lid and pronounced Limited badge, covering USB, Auxiliary and 12-volt service points. Just forward of the console lid, a new bin houses a cellular phone and tablet holder, which can be concealed with a new tambour wood sliding door. The real wood door is made from Black Argento, the chosen timber for the Limited interior. The collective Silver pinstripe theme runs through the wood and a satin chrome handle rolls the door with ease.

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Laramie Limited includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel from the 2 o’clock to 10 o’clock positions. The remaining portion of the steering wheel receives high-gloss Black Argento treatment with silver accent lines. A-pillar and B-pillar handles feature a leather wrap with rollover Graystone stitching. The column-mounted shifter on Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty models also receives leather treatments with accent stitching and satin chrome accents. Ram 1500 models feature a machine-spun aluminum shifter mounted on the instrument panel with knurled edges to assure finger and glove traction.

Placed into a black mask background, Ram Laramie Limited’s Liquid Graphite-faced gauges are surrounded with diamond knurled, Liquid Chrome rings, a design cue inspired by modish watches. Gauge needles are finished in white with Liquid Graphite painted hubs. Limited’s cluster also has a unique modern font, with clean white accent lighting to further differentiate the trim. The instrument panel is topped with Graystone accent stitching and fitted with a Liquid Graphite glove box spear, pinstripe design and understated “Limited” badge.

The 2015 Laramie Limited features the next generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system with standard navigation. Digital background screens are tailor-made to the high-class trim, another detail valued by premium truck customers. The center stack is finished off with K-black Dark Metallic paint, Argento inlays and surrounded by large Liquid Graphite bezels.

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Front and rear door trim are layered in premium leather. Armrest uppers are accented with matched French stitching and pinstripe stitching designs. The top of the door panel is covered in ultra-soft Natura Plus leather, uncommon in trucks. High-gloss Argento wood spears with silver accent lines lay above the armrest upper and satin chrome trim rings and badges provide subtle flair.

Ram Laramie Limited editions receive remote LED lighting at the inside door handles, and a full-length light that illuminates the truck’s multifunction lower map pockets, front and rear. Beneath the dash is soft footwell lighting, providing both functional and aesthetic properties.
New for Ram Truck, and debuting on the 2015 Laramie Limited model, is an all-black headliner and pillars combination. This change allowed designers to control where contrasts exist best for visual appeal.

Finally, passengers will enjoy solid Black premium Berber carpet floor mats, which are removable by using Liquid Graphite snaps, leaving a rubber, slush and mud-capturing mat with Limited badge. The carpet continues the silver-lined theme, which matches the steering wheel, center stack, console tambour door and door spears. For entry and exit, brushed-silver Ram-branded door-sill plates resist scuffs and add visual appeal and close out the most luxurious interior available in a pickup — the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited.

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Other Features
Ram Laramie Limited also is equipped with air suspension (1500 only), wheel-to-wheel side steps, navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, heated steering wheel, front ventilated and heated seats, heated rear seats and RamBox (Heavy Duty, 6-foot, 4-inch bed only).

The Laramie Limited trim will be available in Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 single- and dual-rear-wheel; Crew Cab and Mega Cab (Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.

The Ram 1500 Laramie Limited luxury trim will be available in the second quarter of 2015 as a 2015 model. The Ram Laramie Limited 2500 and 3500 will be available in the third quarter as a 2016 model.

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