Special edition pickup gets an exclusive paint finish

Vanity has never been one of Ram’s strong suits, but the hulking pickup brand is making an exception with the launch of the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition. Essentially an aesthetics package, the 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition takes advantage of the Mojave Sand beige color, which has become the fastest-selling shade on the Ram Rebel. Now, the color is appearing for the first time on a Ram Heavy Duty model. Only 1,500 units will be built, with each model priced at $54,830.

What makes the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition special

2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Exterior
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Don’t be fooled by its special edition billing. The 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition isn’t going to make your excursions in the Nevada desert any easier. But it can make the off-road pickup look better while it’s roughing the terrain. That’s the gist of this special edition Ram pickup. It gets its name, not from some performance package that’s meant to conquer the Mojave, but from a fancy shade of color that’s apparently become a big hit with the 2500’s brother, the Ram Rebel.

To be fair, the Mojave Sand Beige color does look delicious on the Ram 2500 Power Wagon.

It’s a part-sexy, part-dusty look that fits with the profile of the heavy-duty hauler. The shade is unmistakable, too. You can see it on the street and recognize it as a unique paint finish, especially on a vehicle as big as the 2500 Power Wagon.

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Fortunately, the fancy color isn’t the only exclusive mark on the special edition 2500 Power Wagon. The package also comes with an entirely black version of the 2500 Power Wagon’s 17-inch wheels. The interior also benefits from black upholstery and a new 8.4-inch infotainment system. On the side of options-turned-standard-equipment, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition comes standard with the Heavy Duty Luxury Group option. That means the pickup also features heated, power-folding mirrors, LED lighting in the bed, an overhead console in the cabin, and a universal garage door opener. The last item is a weird addition, but if it’s there, it’s there.

There are no mechanical changes to the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition. That comes as no surprise, partly because adding upgrades on this end requires a lot of work on Ram’s part.

The good news is that even without any blessings on this end, the 2500 Power Wagon is still a very capable off-road hauler.

It’s powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. All that power goes to all four wheels courtesy of a six-speed automatic transmission. It has locking differentials in the front and traction aids at the back. It also has an electronic disconnecting sway bar that can provide up to 26 inches of wheel travel, complementing the pickup’s 14.3-inch ground clearance and 30-inch wading depth. Likewise, a 12,000-pound-rated Warn winch is also included, providing the necessary tool that gets you or your friends out of trouble.

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Ultimately, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition is defined by the exclusive paint color it’s wearing. It doesn’t have any functional use, but every so often, it’s nice to see a heavy-duty pickup like the Ram 2500 in a different and far more aesthetically pleasing light.

Best be quick if you’re interested in getting one because Ram is only building 1,500 units of this special edition model.

Each ones costs $54,830, not counting the $1,695 destination tax. As expected, the special edition model’s price point is slightly higher than the $52,595 entry price of a base Ram Heavy Duty model.

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Ram Truck today announced a new color for its off-road king, the new 2018 limited-edition Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand package.

“The Ram Power Wagon is the most off-road capable production pickup in the market today and offering the new Mojave Sand limited edition will appeal to enthusiasts looking for a truck that stands above the crowd,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Brand – FCA North America. “Power Wagon is extraordinarily competent off road and provides both the towing and payload required in a heavy-duty truck.”

Previously the fastest-moving color on the Ram Rebel, this is the first time Mojave Sand exterior paint has been available on a Ram Heavy Duty truck and is exclusive to the Power Wagon. To accompany the new color, new all-black wheels create a complete exterior design element.

The limited-edition truck features an all-black interior with Ram’s Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen. Also part of the package, the Power Wagon Mojave Sand adds the Heavy Duty Luxury Group, which includes LED bed lighting, overhead console power heated/fold-away mirrors and a universal garage door opener.

The Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand limited edition is available in Crew Cab 4x4 at a starting MSRP of $54,830, plus $1,695 destination, and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2018. Production is limited to 1,500 trucks.

About the Ram Power Wagon
Based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, the Power Wagon is packed with purpose-built off-road features, including a unique suspension with more than two inches of lift, 14.3 inches of ground clearance, front and rear locking differentials, an electric disconnecting front sway bar, 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires and a 12,000-lb. winch. Powered by a 410 horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, the Ram Power Wagon is the most off-road capable production pickup available.

Dating back to 1945, the Ram Power Wagon’s heritage holds a distinctive position in the Ram Truck lineup as an example of engineering innovation and off-road capability with best-in-class, can-do toughness. The Power Wagon nameplate was initially produced through 1980. Early trucks were based on the Weapons Carrier (WC) series of Dodge ¾-ton military-use trucks built during World War II. The Power Wagon went on to become a well-known civilian vehicle. The iconic truck was reintroduced in 2005 and now exists as an independent model in the Ram Truck lineup.

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