What’s the cure for too much chrome? Why, a monochromatic exterior—which is exactly what you’ll find on Ram‘s latest blacked-out special edition for its HD trucks, which won our 2020 Truck of the Year award. Taking cues from the 2020 Ram 1500 Limited Black Edition, the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is a 3/4- or 1-ton truck absolutely peppered with black exterior accents. The idea of a black-on-black truck isn’t a revolutionary trend—after all, other factory and aftermarket customizers have adopted the theme for years—but instead of dying out, it seems to be here to stay for a while. Even if it is a bit tiresome, we’ll admit the all-black look is a mysterious, somewhat sophisticated, menacing, and—important for many folks—factory solution to a full chrome-delete.
The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black differentiates itself by bundling black badges, exterior accents, and wheels in one agreeably priced factory package, saving time for those looking for a cohesive, custom look. To that end, the Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black swaps out the standard Ram badging for sleek, modern matte-black versions all over the exterior. Next, the R-A-M grille, door handles, side-view trailer-tow mirrors, tow hooks, and head- and taillight bezels are all done dark as night. Since these pieces are blacked out by the factory, they match the exterior perfectly and take away the DIY guesswork of prepping and painting your own pieces.
Lastly—and a customary necessity for any cool truck build—the rolling stock receives some attention in the form of standard 20-inch black aluminum wheels on the single rear-wheel 2500 or 3500 trucks and 17-inch black wheels with machined eyelets on the 3500 dual rear-wheel models. The black wheels are the icing on the cake to the theme.
The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is available or two- and four-wheel-drive Ram 2500 and 3500 (single and dual rear wheel) Heavy Duty Limited-trim trucks (the most luxurious Ram offers) equipped with the gasoline 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 or diesel 6.7-liter Cummins I-6. The Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black starts at $62,745—just $1,095 above the starting price of the Limited—and will reach dealerships in the third quarter of 2020.
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