Ram has added another variant to
its value-oriented Express model. Dubbed the 2013 Ram Black Express,
the new pickup should appeal to those who gravitate toward the
blacked-out (a.k.a. murdered-out) truck look.
As the name suggests, a majority of the truck’s exterior is finished
in a shade of black including the 20-inch aluminum rims, bumpers,
taillights, front clip, and grille. Even the Ram’s hood badges are
blacked out (though the wheel caps and dual exhaust tips remain shiny
and metallic). The truck is also stripped of its front fender badges to
help emphasize the dark color scheme.
Other than that, this blacked-out Ram is packaged like the normal
Express model, including the choice of regular cab, quad cab, or crew
cab body styles. The lone engine choice is still the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, churning
out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The Ram Black Express is available
in either rear- or four-wheel drive configurations.
The Ram Express model joined the lineup in 2011,
and still maintains its appealing array of standard features like air
conditioning, tinted windows, fog lamps, and auto on/off headlights
(power windows are standard on the crew and quad cab models). The 2013
Ram Black Express starts at $28,050 (including $1095) for a regular cab,
rear-drive model, and inventory should reach showrooms soon.