Explore the Legendary Powertrains of the 2018 Ram 3500

You already know that the 2018 Ram 3500 is one of the most powerful vehicles available near Lafayette, but have you ever wondered what makes this vehicle so capable. At Hendrickson Auto, we want to help our customers learn all about their next vehicle, so we made a quick breakdown that helps you learn all about the mechanics under the 3500’s hood.

Engine Upgrades

The available Proven and Legendary 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine gives you a staggering amount of power to take on just about any challenge. With 385 horsepower and 930 lb.-ft. of torque, this diesel options offers a best-in-class 30,000-lb. fifth-wheel towing max and 31,210 lbs. of conventional towing capabilities.

The available Heavy-Duty 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine gives you plenty of gas power to get the job done. This engine offers a best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of max torque. This engine is a great upgrade if you need some extra power, but don’t want a diesel.


With three available transmissions, you can decide what kind of drive you want on your work truck near West Lafayette. The available six-speed manual transmission boasts a wear-compensating clutch for continued performance and comes with the Turbo Diesel engine. The available six-speed automatic transmission optimizes gear ratios for excellent, efficient performance and comes with the standard 5.7-liter V8 engine.

The available AISIN six-speed automatic transmission handles high engine output with ease and pairs perfectly with the Turbo Diesel engine.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 3500’s power, then stop by our Monticello dealership today for a test drive.

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