A limited edition Ram with a hot new color

Ram is introducing a limited edition truck called the Ram 1500 Copper Sport at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It combines the Crew Cab, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, large wheels, and a new color Ram appropriately calls Copper Pearl. Only 3,000 of the Copper Sport editions will be built and will begin arriving at dealerships in late February. The Copper Sport joins Ram’s other limited edition model, the 2017 Ram 1500 Ignition Orange.

The Ram 1500 Copper Sport is based on the Crew Cab, short bed Ram 1500 in the Sport trim and includes the venerable 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with a respectable 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard, as does rear-wheel drive. Ram’s part-time 4WD system is optional.

“The Ram 1500 Copper Sport builds on the ever-increasing demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, the Head of Ram Brand, FCA Global. “Our customers continue to enjoy the attention to detail and styling our designers put into each trim level, and this new eye-grabbing model will not disappoint.”

So what’s different about the Copper Sport? Keep reading for the full breakdown.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ram 1500 Copper Sport.

What makes the Ram 1500 Copper Sport special

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Starting with the Ram 1500 in the Sport trim, Ram designers added the Copper Pearl color to the Sport’s already monochromatic color scheme. This gives the truck a singular color on the grille, bumpers, body, side mirrors, and door handles. Accenting the copper color are matte black stripes on the hood, black badges on the grille, fender and door, and tailgate.

Chrome, 22-inch wheels give 2WD trucks some pop, while 20-inch wheels come on trucks with 4WD. Other chrome touches include the brightwork in the headlights and fog lights, the horizontal grille inserts, and the chrome exhaust tips that curve into the steel rear bumper.

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Inside the truck, the Copper Sport uses black as the base color, with black bolsters on the seats, a black dash, black center console, black carpeting, and a black headliner. Accenting this are body-colored copper trim pieces throughout the cabin. The seats feature a sport mesh weave in the inserts, copper contrast stitching, anodized aluminum colored in copper on the dash, center console, and door panels.

Beyond color, the interior features all the familiar goodies Ram is known for. This includes the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, the large TFT display in the driver’s gauge cluster, the rotary shift knob for the transmission, and a user-friendly center console with a dedicated spot for charging cell phones. Push-button starting is also available. Coming standard, though, is a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system and a subwoofer.

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The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport will carry a price of $46,950, which includes the $1,320 destination fee. Customers will find the trucks arriving in dealerships in the latter part of February 2017. And it’s worth mentioning again, only 3,000 examples of the Copper Sport will be produced, making it an honest limited-edition pickup.

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At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce a new color to its half-ton Sport trim — Ram 1500 Copper Sport. The assertive Copper Pearl color joins Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition offering of stand-out tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport.

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The 2017 Ram Copper Sport limited edition adapts an eye-popping and vivid monochromatic exterior hue with body-color grille, a black-decaled Sport performance hood, black Ram’s head grille badge, black tailgate badge and black body-side badges. Big 22-inch polished aluminum wheels fill the fenders (available on two-wheel drive with 20-inch wheels on four-wheel drive).

“The Ram 1500 Copper Sport builds on the ever-increasing demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “Our customers continue to enjoy the attention to detail and styling our designers put into each trim level, and this new eye-grabbing model will not disappoint.”

Interior treatments for the Copper Sport include Copper-colored accent stitching throughout the cabin, Sport embroidery on the deluxe bucket seats, color-accent Ram’s head embroidery on the headrests and sport mesh on the seat inserts. Anodized Copper-painted spears and trim rings link with an all-black headliner and pillars to complete the interior pattern. Additionally, the Ram 1500 Copper Sport features an Alpine® premium sound system with nine speakers, including subwoofer.

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Only 3,000 units of the uniquely colored 2017 Ram 1500 Sports will be produced.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport buzz model is offered on Crew Cab V-8 models with a starting MSRP of $45,630, plus $1,320 destination. The trucks are arriving in dealerships later this month.

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