This package blacks out all the bling from your Limited trim truck and costs $1,000

I believe we’re starting to get past the days when chrome was synonymous with luxury. For a person who has detested chrome his entire life, this is good news. Ram has introduced a new “Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition” for its top trims on the 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. This monochromatic package is essentially a dark treatment for all the bling that is present all over the Limited trim’s body. Although it is offered only on the Limited trim, it can be had with any engine and drive layout.

What Changes Does It Offer?

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The Limited Black Edition is just an appearance package that blacks out all the bling and light-colored material on the outside as well as inside.

Stuff like the door handles, wing mirrors, and tow hooks receive the treatment. Even the big black grille goes dark. The badges are finished in matte black and look quite classy. The single-rear-wheel models ride on 20-inch wheels whereas the dual-rear-wheel models are equipped with 17-inch wheels, both painted in black. The headlights and taillight bezels look hot with this treatment.

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On the inside, the truck is wrapped with black leather and black trim all around.

To break the monotony and make the cabin look a little less claustrophobic, Ram has made a few silver-jobs. The 12-inch touchscreen system continues to dominate the center console. Apart from this, the truck also features stuff like three 115-volt plugs, five USB ports, and wireless charging docks.

What Are The Engine Options Available?

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Ram will offer the Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition in all the permutations and combinations possible. You can have it in the two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive layout, single- or dual-rear-wheel setup, or any of three engine options on offer.

The smallest engine offered is the 6.4-liter, V-8 Hemi that produces 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of twist. Move up the order and you can get yourself the 6.7-liter, Cummins, turbodiesel engine that makes 400 ponies and a mammoth 1,000 pound-feet of torque. This engine mates to a six-speed gearbox.

The same 6.7-liter Cummins mill is available in a lower power output iteration as well. It churns out 370 horses and 850 pound-feet of twist. This model comes with a reworked chassis and body that reduces the truck’s weight by 143 pounds when compared to the preceding model.

The Heavy Duty models even offer a maximum towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. The truck comes with link-coil suspension as standard, but you can opt for a rear air suspension as well that is helpful if you tend to haul a lot of cargo daily.

Ram Payload and Towing Capacity
Payload Capacity 7,680 LBS
Max Towing Capacity 35,100 LBS

How Much Does It Cost?

The Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition starts at $62,745 before destination charges of $1,695. This means Ram is charging $1,095 for the Black Edition, which seems fair given the fact that you’ll have a factory-finish to the truck.

But the trim itself is quite pricey as the base Tradesman trim starts at $33,895 before destination. The Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition will reach the dealerships in the third quarter this year.

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Ram Truck today announced a new Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition. The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black model offers a sophisticated, monochromatic appearance package that appeals to a significant segment of luxury truck buyers.

Ram Heavy Duty is taking the premium Limited model to new heights with the introduction of the Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition. The newest leader of Ram’s opulent Heavy Duty offerings builds upon the luxurious Limited trim with a sophisticated, monochromatic appearance package that includes black exterior accents, matte black badging and black aluminum wheels. Ram offers a wide range of trucks to meet diverse buyer needs and the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black is the latest example of that.

"Ram is committed to continuous improvement and that includes looking for ways to deliver unique models with features and durability that continue to win over more and more buyers. Offering a customized look directly from the factory allows customers even more personalization and greater usability,” said Mike Koval Jr., Head of Ram Brand. “The new Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is another example of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry.”

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition stands out with subtlety, courtesy of the black accents, including grille with R-A-M letters, door handles, side-view trailer tow mirrors, tow hooks, headlight and taillight bezels. Single rear-wheel (SRW) models come standard with 20-inch black wheels while dual rear-wheel (DRW) models feature 17-inch black wheels with machined eyelets. The Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations and with the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8, 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 or 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 High Output engines.

For 2020, Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. The Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Ram Truck customers with the Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen also enjoy another industry-first feature in SiriusXM’s new “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora,” which delivers a combination of rich music curation and industry-leading personalization not found in any other audio entertainment service.

The Ram 2500 link-coil suspension delivers the industry’s best ride and handling and can be enhanced with the addition of an optional rear air suspension system with two driver-selectable ride heights and load-leveling feature. Ram 3500 also offers the industry’s only supplemental rear air bag system with Hotchkiss leaf springs.

The Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $62,745.

Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition trucks begin reaching dealerships in the third quarter of 2020.

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