Written by: Patrick Rall

    The Ram brand has long offered their luxury-level Laramie trim but
    for 2011, they raise the bar on luxury pickups with the Laramie
    Longhorn.  Available as a 1500, 2500 or 3500, the Laramie Longhorn
    package adds luxury like no other truck on the market to the Ram lineup
    and when equipped to the heavy duty models, the 2500 and 3500 Laramie
    Longhorn is unlike any work truck ever offered.

    The exterior additions to the 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn are subtle
    but the beauty of this package is that it is available on any model and
    rear-wheel configuration so whether you are buying a Hemi-powered rear
    wheel drive 1500 Club Cab or a Cummins-powered 3500 with dual rear
    wheels, this Western-themed high end luxury package is available.  The
    Laramie Longhorn is available in five colors, all including the White
    Gold lower trim: Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl, Bright White Clear Coat,
    Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Rugged Brown Pearl and Sagebrush Pearl
    Coat (an exclusive choice for the Laramie Longhorn).  Painted bumpers
    with matching molded running boards and the massive Laramie Longhorn
    model-specific chrome badges are the only items that set this luxury
    model apart from the non-Longhorn edition Ram trucks but once you open
    the door – the difference is immediately very obvious.

    Click here for more images of the 2011 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn and the other Rams from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

    The “preferred” interior package for the 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
    includes bark brown and light pebble beige interior colors with
    laser-etched bolsters sporting some very authentic looking detail.  All
    of the seating surfaces are genuine leather and that extends to the
    shift knobs, door panels and steering wheel, which also all receive
    detail stitch-work.  If the laser-etched seats are a little too western
    for your taste, you can also pick the dark slate grey and russet
    interior package, which excludes the etching but regardless of which
    interior trim is chosen, the Laramie Longhorn edition includes the
    unique embroidered Longhorn badge on the seat-backs and center console

    To bolster the luxury feel there is tons of added chrome and wood
    trim around the interior, from the dash to the door panels and the
    seat-backs feature map pockets with chrome western-style flaps, giving
    them a saddlebag appearance.  Ram even did some planning for the floor
    of the Laramie Longhorn with special floor mats that include a carpeted
    portion that snaps out for cleaning and another (chrome) version of the
    special Longhorn badge.  The center stack is finished in real wood,
    stained to compliment the interior package chosen and a top of the line
    sound system controlled by a large touch screen comes in all 2011 Ram
    Laramie Longhorn trucks.

    In addition to all of these special additions to the Laramie Longhorn
    over the standard Laramie, the 2011 Longhorn edition comes with all of
    the basic goodies that come on the non-Longhorn edition 2011 Ram
    trucks.  Check out RamTrucks.com for more information on the new high
    end luxury trimline of the Ram brand.