The 2013 Ram 1500 Express is already a fairly cheap way to get into a full-size truck with a stonkin’ Hemi V-8 engine and stylish 20-inch wheels. But with Chrysler being Chrysler, the Ram couldn’t have possibly been left alone, so there’s a new 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express to meet the needs of style-conscious heavy haulers.
The Ram 1500 Black Express comes standard with a 5.7-liter V-8 that packs a healthy 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The Black Express adds LED headlight accents, 20-inch black aluminum wheels, a blacked out lower front valence with fog lights, blacked-out bumpers and grille, and the removal of all but the blacked-out Ram badges. Those younger than 30 would say it’s been “murdered out.”
“Ram Trucks are known for their bold, in-your-face presence,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, in a statement. “The new Black Express takes Ram’s aggressive good looks to an all new sinister level by ‘blackening out’ the entire truck while maintaining a great price.”
Chrysler has a long history of making special edition versions of its vehicles to ignite extra interest–and with great success. Its Chrysler 200, 300, and Town & Country S models have each stirred interest with their custom looks. And Dodge hasn’t been far behind with its Mopar editions of the Dart, Charger, and Challenger.
The 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express will be available in two- or four-wheel drive and in regular cab, quad cab, or crew cab body styles, starting at $28,050, including $1,095 for destination and handling. That represents a $1,105 premium over regular Ram 1500 Express models, but the style alone might be worth it.
Look for it at your local Ram dealership starting this month.