For truck buyers who want to tow and haul a little more than your average half-ton is capable of, there’s the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD. But for the truck buyer that wants to tow and haul a little, go off-roading and rescue their friends that have become trapped in lesser vehicles with a built-in winch, there’s the 2017 Ram Power Wagon.
The 2017 Power Wagon comes standard with Fiat Chrysler’s 410 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and heavy-duty 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission connected to a part-time manual-engagement Borg Warner BW 44-47 transfer case. That covers the towing and performance chapters in the Power Wagon’s book of tricks, whilst higher suspension, Bilstein shocks and modified control arms.
Ram recently highlighted some of the Power Wagon’s capabilities in an informational video featuring some members of the engineering and design teams that helped make the heavy-duty off-roader a reality. Check it out above before the pickup hits dealers this year.