The latest in Ram’s special edition trucks are the most luxurious 2018 Ram 1500 and Ram HD dressed in the Limited Tungsten Edition. It’s no surprise that pickup trucks continue to get more luxurious. Many consumers love the capability and versatility of a pickup truck, but do not want to give up any creature comforts or luxury appointments in the process.
Think of the Tungsten package as an addition to the already premium Ram Limited model. Ram is proud of the Light Greystone suede headliner, which is a segment first. The Tungsten cabin is outfitted with what Ram calls ultra-premium “Natura Plus” Frost and Indigo-colored leather. You will find the new leather covering the door inserts, center armrest, steering wheel, parts of the dash, and the seats. Matching carpet with rubber floor mats and unique badging complete the look.
The exterior combines features of the Limited and Sport packages, and add Tungsten Chrome grille and body-colored bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and the “R A M” on the tailgate. The half-ton models get a Sport hood, all Tungsten trucks get the blacked our headlights. Painted Limited rims and special badging complete appearance.
The 2018 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 HD Tungsten models will be offered in the following colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal, Delmonico Red Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic (1500 only), Pearl White and True Blue Pearl.
Ram knows that heavy duty truck customers often choose luxurious models. Ram says that more than 40% of HD trucks the company sells are comprised by the luxury: Laramie, Long Horn, and Limited models. As such, the Tungsten edition will be offered on Ram 1500, Ram 2500 HD, and Ram 3500 HD trucks (including the dually). It will be offered exclusively on crew cab (and HD Mega Cab) model. Customer will be able to choose between 2WD and 4×4 options.
The 2018 Rams with the Limited Tungsten Edition trim will go on sale in the third quarter of 2017. 2018 Ram 1500 Tungsten will start at an MSRP of $55,120 for the 2WD crew cab (not including destination charges).
The Tungsten trucks also come equipped with many standard features: air suspension on the 1500 models, vented and heated seats, heated steering wheel, and 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sirius XM Guardian.
TFLtruck is in Michigan this week, and we will drive the Limited Tungsten Edition trucks.
Here is a 2017 Ram 3500 HD Limited towing around 23,000 lbs on the Ike Gauntlet TM – world’s toughest towing test.