2017 Ram Power Wagon revealed

Like its forebears, the latest truck to wear the Power Wagon name has been engineered for maximum off-road ability. The 2017 model, which is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, is distinguished by various design updates.

On the outside, the most noticeable change is the adoption of a 1500 Rebel-inspired black grille. Also contributing to the purposeful look are powder-coated bumpers, body graphics, unique decals and two-tone 17” forged alloy wheels that sit beneath arch extensions.

Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 (2017) Front Side

The interior gains a mixture of satin chrome and painted metallic grey trim pieces, a black headlining and rubber floor mats. Furthermore, Sedoso fabric seat inserts are embossed with a pattern which matches the tread on the Power Wagon's 33” Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tyres. Alternatively, leather upholstery is available as an option.

Power is provided by a 6.4 litre Hemi V8. Its 410 bhp (305 kW / 415 PS) and 582 Nm (429 lb/ft) of peak torque are sent to a part-time four-wheel drive system via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 (2017) Rear Side

Of course, that prodigious output would be fairly useless over rough terrain without some decent chassis modifications.

So the Power Wagon boasts a higher ride height, Articulink long-travel front suspension, an electronically-activated disconnecting front anti-roll bar, Bilstein monotube dampers, electronic locking differentials and a thicker rear axle. As a result ground clearance is 36.3 cm (14.3”), while the approach, break-over and departure angles are increased to 33.6°, 23.5° and 26.2° respectively.

Hill descent control, numerous under-body protection elements and a bumper-mounted Warn winch with a 5,440 kg (12,000 lbs) capacity appear on the standard specification list too.

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