The Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab. The Power Wagon has a 14.5-inch ground clearance, compared to 12 inches on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 features 383 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 400 lb. ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm. The HEMI V-8 has been modified for use in the Ram Power Wagon in order to enhance its off-road maneuverability and finesse. When driving in four-wheel drive “Low”, the throttle response softens and the idle speed increases by 100 rpm (from 650 to 750 rpm) – providing added control when ascending and descending off-road obstacles at slow speeds.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2012 Ram Power Wagon ST is $42,620 and $51,995 for the 2012 Ram Power Wagon Laramie (including a $995 destination charge). The 2012 Ram Power Wagon SLT starts at $46,560. Laramie and ST models go on sale December 2011.