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What are some features of the GVWR Dodge Ram 3500?

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The Dodge Ram 3500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck with a Hemi engine. Designed to have a high gross vehicle weight rating, the truck can tow trailers up to 31,210 pounds and carry 14,000 pounds of cargo.

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The standard 5.7-liter Hemi eight-cylinder engine under the hood produces up to 383 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. The engine features variable valve timing to optimize torque output and aluminum cylinder heads to improve air flow. To get the maximum weight rating, customers must upgrade to the optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine. The Cummins engine produces 385 horsepower and 900 pounds-feet of torque.

On the dashboard, the truck features an infotainment system with a 8.4-inch touchscreen that provides controls for satellite radio, the cargo-view camera and the Parkview rear camera. The system can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot, provide navigation, and respond to voice commands. Behind the steering wheel is the control stick for the electronix range select feature that allows the driver to select the optimal gears for downshifting and engine braking, to optimize performance when hauling trailers up and down hills.

While the vehicle comes with 18-inch on-and-off road tires, customers can upgrade to the 20-inch Laramie Limited tires. The Ram 3500 features a three-link suspension for the front wheels, heavy-duty hooks mounted to the frame, and a trailer harness connector.

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