Ram introducing Ram 1500 Copper Sport, HD Night edition at Chicago Auto Show

2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce the Ram 1500 Copper Sport and new special-edition Night packages for Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickups.

Ram’s copper pearl color joins ignition orange as the second limited-edition offering of stand-out tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport. (Video posted below)

The 2017 Ram Copper Sport limited edition pairs up a vivid monochromatic exterior with body-color grille, a black-decaled Sport performance hood, black Ram’s head grille badge, black tailgate badge and black body-side badges. Large 22-inch polished aluminum wheels fill the fenders (available on two-wheel-drive with 20-inch wheels on four-wheel-drive).

2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

“The Ram 1500 Copper Sport builds on the ever-increasing demand for factory-custom trucks,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “Our customers continue to enjoy the attention to detail and styling our designers put into each trim level, and this new eye-grabbing model will not disappoint.”

Interior treatments for the Copper Sport include copper-colored accent stitching throughout the cabin, Sport embroidery on the deluxe bucket seats, color-accent Ram’s head embroidery on the headrests and sport mesh on the seat inserts. Anodized copper-painted spears and trim rings link with an all-black headliner and pillars to complete the interior pattern. Additionally, the Ram 1500 Copper Sport features an Alpine premium sound system with nine-speakers, including subwoofer.

Only 3,000 units of the uniquely colored 2017 Ram 1500 Sports will be produced.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport buzz model is offered on Crew Cab V8 models with a starting MSRP of $45,630 plus $1,320 destination. The trucks are arriving in dealerships later this month.

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Ram Truck reports that its Ram 1500 Sport blends efficient, durable Pentastar or HEMI engine with monochromatic visual performance cues designed to make it an appealing alternative for truck enthusiasts.

Ram 1500 Sport is powered by a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6/TorqueFlite 8 combination, delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque along with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway fuel efficiency. For those seeking more power, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with variable valve timing and fuel-saver technology is available. Its 395 horsepower/410 lb.-ft. of torque is mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission and delivers 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

The Ram 1500 Sport is available in Regular (R/T), Quad and Crew Cab models in both two- and four-wheel drive.

The Sport comes standard with heated high-back bucket seats with full center console, heated steering wheel, halogen projector headlamps, body-color grille, front fascia, mirrors and rear bumper and 20-inch painted/polished aluminum wheels with outlined white letter tires.

Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies such as thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.

New 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Night Package

Ram unveiled its new 2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty NightThe new Night editions further expand the Ram factory-custom truck family from the half-ton Ram 1500 announced in September 2016 to the brand’s three-quarter and one-ton models.

Based on the monochromatic Sport appearance package, Night adds blacked-out features, including wheels, grille surround and badging designed to deliver an eye-catching adaptation of the performance-enthusiast-oriented package.

“Truck enthusiasts look for ways to stand out from the crowd,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “The Ram Brand understands that it’s important to meet the demands and deliver outstanding, durable products to every type of truck buyer. From the Ram Sport, to the popular Rebel, to the ultimate off-road truck – the Ram Power Wagon – Ram is building the best trucks in the enthusiast segment.”

Production of the 2017 Ram HD Night models began early February 2017. Ram Heavy Duty Night pricing starts at $45,520 plus $1,320 destination.

2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night edition2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night edition

Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Night packages start with monochromatic Sport appearance package components and features, adding body-colored wheel flares.

Black 2500 and 3500 powertrain-specific badging, black lighting bezels and black grille surround define the Night look. Also included are black-bezel headlamps, body-color-painted steel front and rear bumpers, 20Ă—8-inch black-painted aluminum wheels and LT285/60R20E outlined-white letter on/off road tires. Black rectangular running boards are also available.

The Night package includes high-back heated cloth vinyl bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment, power-adjustable pedals and automatic temperature control with dual-zone climate control (six passenger bench or five passenger buckets with center console).

The new Ram Heavy Duty Night package also adds:

  • A black grille surround with black billet inserts
  • Bold “RAM” tailgate with blacked-out lettering from Ram Power Wagon
  • Black Ram’s-head grille badge
  • Flat black Ram 2500 or 3500 Heavy Duty door badge
  • Flat black 4Ă—4 tailgate badge (if applicable)
  • Flat black powertrain door badging

The Night package is available on Ram 2500 and 3500 (single rear wheel models only) in Crew Cab configurations, 4Ă—2 or 4Ă—4, and any available powertrain combination (5.7-liter HEMI V-8, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 or 6.7-liter Cummins I6).

Interior of the 2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night editionInterior of the 2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night edition

Ram 2500 and 3500 HD Night models are available in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal, Delmonico Red Pearl and Granite Crystal Metallic.

Ram Heavy Duty pickups deliver 31,210 lbs. of towing capability. The 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 385 horsepower and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 2500 holds the Âľ-ton gas-powered towing title with 16,320 pounds of capacity.

Ram Heavy Duty pickups also offer the segment’s highest snow plow ratings and most interior space (Mega Cab).

Ram also features the largest displacement V8 in the segment. The 6.4-liter HEMI opens the door to additional customers who are looking for a large gasoline powertrain at a great value. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 delivers 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque, and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation.

Ram Heavy Duty pickups are loaded with innovations that deliver the segment’s best ride and handling, including rear link-coil rear suspension for Ram 2500, exclusive auto-level rear air suspension for Ram 2500 and exclusive factory supplemental air suspension system for Ram 3500.