Monday, August 11, 2014


The Ram 1500 pickup now produces 395 horsepower. Everybody has thought highly enough of the pickup that a revised model of the current-generation 1500 was just introduced a few weeks ago. Apparently, that popularity has compelled Ram to build a special-edition model called the Ram Black Express.

Looking the part of a completely bad-ass pickup , RAM built the Black Express to accommodate a slew of new features that completely sets it apart from the rest of the 1500 lot. Not that the latter doesn’t boast of many creds, the Black Express just takes it to another level.

One look at the Black Express and you immediately notice that it’s been blacked out to the hilt, complete with a black grille and front fascia, black bumpers, black badges on the front and rear, and to no one’s surprise, black 20-inch aluminum wheels.

There’s also the addition of a bi-function halogen projector headlamps with LED running lights, a standard feature on this special edition compared to it being an added option on the regular steeds.

No powertrain changes were made so expect to see the same 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 under its hood, good enough to produce 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a towing capacity of 9,250 pounds to go with an estimated 0-to-60 mph time of about 8-something seconds and a top speed of about 135 mph.

The Ram Black Express comes with a base price of $26,955, a little over $1,000 more than the base Express 4X2 regular cab. Boosted by its strong popularity, the Ram 1500 has become quite the American institution. It’s impressive credentials are evident in the high demand for this pickup.

While the 2014 Ram 1500 retains its basic shape and looks, it still came with a few changes, most notably the placement of the grille, which is now an inch taller than the one in 2012. There are still a variety of engine options to choose from for the 2014 model, highlighted by the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 that now produces 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

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