The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition puts a new top dog in the pickup maker’s lineup. The ultra-posh truck is available on the 1500, 2500, and 3500 in the third quarter of this year, and prices start $55,120 for the high-end trim on the 1500.
The Tungsten Edition adds even more luxury amenities onto the current range-topping Limited trim. Folks can identify these premium models on the outside from a dark chrome grille with R-A-M lettering. There are matching metallic accents for the trim and badges, too. The bumpers, mirror caps, door handles, and running boards are body color, and the headlights feature the black surrounds from the Sport model. Satin-finish versions of the Limited wheels add a final flourish to the exterior improvements.
Customers can get the Tungsten Edition in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal, Delmonico Red Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White, and True Blue Pearl. Maximum Steel Metallic is exclusively available on the 1500, too.
The Tungsten Edition’s cabin is where the luxury really shines. Ram fits it with Natura Plus Frost and Indigo leather that even extends to the heated steering wheel and instrument panel. The front seats feature heating and ventilation. Plus, there are power adjustable pedals with memory. The rear bench is heated, too. When occupants look upward, they see a Light Greystone suede headliner. On the floor, there’s Indigo carpet, and rubber floormats catch mud or snow. In another upscale touch, the company adds genuine wood trim, including on the door panels. An 8.4-inch infotainment system comes with navigation, a backup camera, and has support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Air suspension is standard on the Tungsten version of the 1500, and the RamBox storage system comes on Heavy Duty models with the 6-foot, 4-inch bed.
The Tungsten trim is available on a large portion on the Ram pickup lineup, including both the single- and dual-rear-wheel versions of the 3500. The trim comes on either Crew Cab or Heavy Duty Mega Cab models. Customers can choose four- or two-wheel drive and short- or long-wheelbase pickups.
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Most Luxurious Ram Pickup Ever Combines Refinement, Efficiency and Class -- Announcing 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition
Ram continues building high-end momentum with new top-of-class Limited Tungsten Edition
- Ultra-premium “Natura Plus” Frost and Indigo-hued leather seats, truck industry’s first suede headliner and genuine wood trim fill the interior of Ram Limited Tungsten Edition
- Adding unique materials and colors to Ram Limited, the Tungsten’s exterior trim features several alterations, including: sport hood (1500), body-color components and Tungsten Chrome R-A-M lettered grille
- Limited Tungsten trim is part of Ram’s strategy to continue its aggressive pace in the luxury truck market
- Ram Limited Tungsten features 8.4-inch radio with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and SiriusXM Guardian
June 27, 2017, Mich. - Ram Truck brand is taking truck opulence to the highest level with the introduction of the new 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition.
The enhanced interior and exterior trim aligns with Ram’s leadership in design and luxury.
“The Limited Tungsten Edition is the highest trim level Ram has made available,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “The new Tungsten Edition is an example of how Ram directly responds to customer input by offering the industry’s most luxurious pickup. Premium truck buyers will recognize the attention to detail, surrounded by quality materials.”
Ram Tungsten builds on the popular Limited trim with an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail. Notable additions are a truck segment-first Light Greystone suede headliner and ultra-premium “Natura Plus” Frost and Indigo-colored premium leather throughout the cabin including the seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, center arm rest and doors. Tungsten models also feature Indigo-colored carpet with rubber floormats and snap-out Frost and Indigo carpeted inserts. Real wood interior components and unique badges complete the first-tier trim.
Leading the exterior on Ram’s halo trim is a Tungsten Chrome grille with large R-A-M lettering, a design modeled after the Limited. The Tungsten Edition adds a sport hood (1500 only) to the body-color matched bumpers, mirrors, door handles and running boards. Headlamps feature a Black surround borrowed from the Sport model, clearly distinguishing the new model. Across the back, body-colored “R-A-M” letters cover the tailgate. Tungsten Chrome accents and badging with unique Satin-painted Limited wheels complete the highest-level trim available from Ram.
Ram Tungsten also is equipped with air suspension (1500), navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, heated steering wheel, front ventilated and heated seats, heated rear seats and RamBox (Heavy Duty, 6-foot, 4-inch bed only). The standard 8.4-inch Uconnect radio includes Apple Car Play, Android Auto and SiriusXM Guardian.
Available in the third quarter of 2017, Ram Limited Tungsten trim will be offered on the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 single- and dual-rear-wheel; Crew Cab and Mega Cab (Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.
The 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten is available 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 1500 Limited Tungsten Edition MSRP starts at $55,120.
Luxury Pickup Segment
The luxury truck segment has grown significantly in the past nine years since Ram was launched as a stand-alone truck brand.
Heavy Duty pickup buyers gravitate toward luxury trims. More than 40 percent of the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty sales mix is in one of the brand’s three luxury trims.
Affluent truck buyers know that the new generation of luxury pickup trucks like the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition offer many of the features found in premium-priced cars and SUVs, but also offer hard-working capability that no passenger car can match.
Tungsten is considered a rare metal and known as one of the toughest things found in nature. The dense, heavy metal has the highest melting point of all the elements and is harder than steel. What better material to describe Ram’s highest trim.