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The 2012 Ram 2500 is a full-size pickup truck that is available in standard RWD or optional 4WD. Powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 the 2500 gets 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, for a maximum towing capacity of 14,950 lbs. For increased performance Ram offers an optional 6.7-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 350 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. Both two door and four door trims are paired to the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Features include 12,000 lb capacity winch, halogen headlamps, electronic vehicle information center, power heated mirrors, tow hooks, TRX fender flares, and a tire pressure monitoring system with 4-wheel pressure display. Safety features is comprised of electronic stability control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, advanced front airbags, supplemental side airbags, and a theft deterrent system. The Ram 2500 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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2012 model year changes View changes +

The biggest news for Ram's heavy duty line in 2012 is the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the 5.7L Hemi V8, which replaces the previous model years' 5-speed unit. The new transmission is stronger than the outgoing gearbox, and it features both lower first and higher final gear ratios. Rambox storage is now available across all models, and electronic stability control is now standard on single rear wheel trucks. Inside, a new steering wheel has been fitted, and a trailer brake controller is now standard on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.

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Tough, work-oriented construction; full set of luxury and entertainment options; serious towing and hauling ability; stump-pulling Cummins turbo-diesel

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The Ram 2500 and 3500 are heavy-duty trucks that sacrifice some ride quality and maneuverability, compared to lighter-duty pickups, in favor of improved towing and hauling ability. The heavy-duty Ram models are, like rival models from Chevrolet, GMC and Ford, far more luxurious and comfortable than their predecessors, even as they haven't given up any serious work ability. Entertainment and connectivity features abound and hint that these trucks see use well beyond the construction site. Ram says that the 2500 and 3500 are the first in their segment to offer an available 10-speaker surround-sound system, as well as a number of other premium options such as Sirius Backseat TV.


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