Ram Luxes Up Its Pickups With New Tungsten Edition

Want a pickup truck that doesn’t skimp on the luxury? You’re not alone. In fact FCA reports that 40 percent of its Ram HD buyers go for one of its top-line trims. Capping the range with another, even more luxurious model, then, must have been a no-brainer for the product planners in Auburn Hills.

Called the Tungsten Edition, the new ultra-luxe model is based on the Limited and sits above the existing Laramie and Longhorn models at the top of the Ram range.

Borrowing its name from the rare metal that’s harder than steel (and boasts the highest melting point of any element), the Tungsten Edition announces its presence with a tungsten-tone chrome grille, black headlight surrounds from the Sport model, a sportier hood (for the 1500 model), and body-colored exterior trim – including the tailgate lettering, bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and running boards.

It’s inside the cab where the luxury treatment really stands out, though. Ram has upholstered the interior of the Tungsten Edition with special two-tone leather, unique carpeting, real wood trim, and in an industry first, a suede headliner that you won’t find in other pickups.

All of this on top of the luxury accoutrements already found on the Limited model on which it’s based. Naturally, buyers will have to pay for all that premium equipment: pricing starts at $55,120, which seems like a heck of a sticker price for a truck that, in base Tradesman spec, starts at less than $26,500. Then again, it’s only a slight premium over the $52,875 that Ram charges for the next-best Limited model.

Of course that price is just for the 1500-series model. Buyers will also be able to order the Tungsten trim on the 2500 and 3500 heavy duty models, and choose from rear- or all-wheel drive, Crew Cab or Mega Cab, short or long wheelbases, and single or dual rear wheels – not to mention eight exterior colors and various engine options.

Photo Gallery

Video

  • Bash

    Cool, Hope it results in more sales, but still they need more models and not only more trims.

    • donald seymour

      Yeah, way past the mark for overhauling.

    • dumblikeyou2

      I think we’re all thinking the same thing. This is the third post I’ve read with FCA offering yet another special edition of one of their longinthetooth models.

  • Craig

    In my dreams… this interior inside of a somewhat fancied up 300C body – stuffed with the Hellcat engine and called the Imperial. A flagship that could be created in as little as six months. As for the fanciest of fancy Rams…. very nice indeed.

  • I hate this stupid grille.

  • The-Fez

    Oh good, I’m glad they put that gigantic RAM logo on the tailgate. It’s almost unrecognizable otherwise.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Whoohoo! This changes everything.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The grille looks incredible in that finish. Nothing says money though like a high-end Ford though, but this is still a beautiful truck.

  • Grumpy

    Another pointless Edition.

F1 Mobile Racing Game Packs Lots Of Action Into Your Phone

F1 Mobile Racing is coming from Codemasters to a handheld device near you.

8,000 Aventadors And 11,000 Huracans Show Just How Fast Lamborghini Is Growing

And the Raging Bull marque is set to grow even faster as deliveries of the new Urus begin this month.

Nissan Leaf Nismo Finally Released…. But Only For Japan

Nissan is launching a Leaf Nismo in Japan, sadly without any powertrain enhancements.

New Hyundai i30 N Line May Look Like A Hot Hatch, But It Ain’t One

Hyundai’s new hatchback model is all show with no extra go.

New Renault Megane RS Trophy With 296HP Is The Most Potent And Extreme Version Yet

Watch out, Honda Civic Type R, your ‘Ring record might be in danger.

Facelifted 2019 BMW 7-Series Spied In Base And M760Li xDrive Forms

A revised version of the BMW 7 Series will better fend off the new Audi A8 and Lexus LS.

Rider Has Very Close Call With Truck After Getting Hit From Behind

No, this didn’t take place on the set of the next Final Destination movie but in Australia.

At Just $8k, This McLaren Senna Is The Steal Of The Century – Or Is It?

Granted, this model is beautifully crafted, but can actually cost more than a new car.

Watch And Hear New BMW M8 Coupe In Action

The M8 is rumored to get the M5’s twin-turbo V8, probably with more muscle.

New Audi A7 V6 TFSI, Now With 25 Percent More Power And Oversized Wheels From ABT

The tuned Audi A7 Sportback has 425PS and large 22-inch rims.