For 2011, Dodge has added the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks to its lineup which includes the Dakota, Ram 1500, and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups.
With a range of engine choices and options, the 2009 Dodge Ram line has greater fuel economy, more horsepower and higher torque than previous years. In addition, the aerodynamics of the 2009 Rams have been improved. Engines available in 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 models include the new 390-horsepower 5.7-litre HEMI, flex-fuel 4.7-litre and 3.7-litre gasoline engines. The 2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty models (with current 2008 design) are available with either the 5.7-litre HEMI or the 6.7-litre Cummins turbodiesel engine.
With a range of engine choices and options, the 2009 Dodge Ram line will have greater fuel economy, more horsepower and higher torque than previous years. Aerodynamics of the 2009 Rams have also been improved, and performance has increased. The Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid, available after 2009, will be the latest addition to Chrysler’s fuel-efficient lineup, joining clean diesel HEMI and flex-fuel vehicles. Combining a Multi-displacement System and two-mode hybrid technology to greatly improve fuel economy, the 5.7-litre HEMI Hybrid V-8 will offer performance and efficiency with up to 40-percent fuel economy improvement in the city and 25-percent overall. The two-mode hybrid system is also currently being introduced in the company’s 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid and 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid Engines available for 2009 Ram 1500 models include a new 390-horsepower 5.7-litre HEMI, and flex-fuel 4.7-litre and 3.7-litre gasoline engines. 2009 Dodge Ram heavy-duty models (with current 2008 design) are available with either the 5.7-litre HEMI or a 6.7-litre Cummins turbodiesel engine, which already achieves 2010 NOx emission standards. The inline six-cylinder engine uses a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to virtually eliminate particulate matter emissions and an adsorber catalyst to reduce oxides of nitrogen by as much as 90 percent. The 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 provides 390 hp (291 kW) and 407 lb.-ft. (552 Nm) of torque, with an estimated improvement of four-percent in fuel economy. The 4.7-litre V-8 delivers 310 hp (231 kW) and 330 lb.-ft. (447 Nm) of torque, shares some of the HEMI engine’s combustion technology with twin spark plugs per cylinder, and is compatible with E85 fuel. Standard on all-new 2009 Dodge Ram two-wheel-drive regular cab and Quad Cab models is a 3.7-litre Magnum V-6 engine, generating 215 hp (160 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 Nm) of torque.
The 2009 Dodge Ram powertrain lineup offers improved fuel economy, and more power, torque and refinement than ever before. Engines available in these new models include the 390-hp 5.7-litre HEMI, flex-fuel 4.7-litre and 3.7-litre gasoline engines. The 2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty models (with current 2008 design) are available with either the 5.7-litre HEMI or the 6.7-litre Cummins tur-bodiesel engine, which already achieves 2010 NOx emission standards. The 2009 Dodge Ram is offered in regular cab, Quad Cab and crew-size cab, with three box lengths: 8-foot (regular cab), 6-foot-4-inches (regular cab and Quad Cab), and a new-for-2009 box length of 5-foot-7-inches (crew cab). An improved frame design incorporating high-strength steel and supports an all-new, first-in-segment, multi-link coil spring rear suspension that improves ride and handling characteristics without sac-rificing payload (up to 1,850 pounds) and towing capability (up to 9,100 pounds).
The 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs offer leading commercial performance with a dominant powertrain package. The standard 6.7- Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 is loaded with 305-hp and 610 lb.-ft. of torque. Also offered is a six-speed automatic transmission with Power Take Off (PTO) capability or a six-speed manual transmission with PTO capability.
Armed with a new 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel engine producing 650 foot-pounds of torque (881 Nm) and an available six-speed automatic transmission, the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Box-off models combine power and strength with enhanced handling, safety and durability, blending the needs of the commercial and heavy-duty pickup truck markets.
The Sprinter is available in three vehicle lengths – 233, 273 and289 inches – and with wheelbases of 144 or 170 inches. Three interior roof heights are now available, ranging from 65 to 84 inches, offering enhanced benefi ts in handling and performance as well as balanced weight distribution across all versions of the vehicle. Engine options include a 3.0-litre V-6 diesel generating 154 horsepower or a 3.5-litre V-6 gasoline engine producing 254 horsepower. Three different GVWRs are available, including a higher maximum up to 11,030 pounds for cargo and chassis cab models.
The 2008 Dodge Medium-Duty Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs feature a 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel engine (610 lb-ft. of torque) standard with six-speed automatic or manual transmission. These trucks also feature a large 52-gallon fuel tank and a standard diesel exhaust brake system, as well as a commercial-grade frame (50,000 psi steel) for strength and reduced weight. Other key features of the 2008 include: 390-mm front brake rotors; 66-mm caliper pistons; a flat, “clean” frame rail for facilitated after-market upfits and retrofits; and stain, odour and anti-static seat fabric.
Dodge’s Sprinter van lineup includes cargo and passenger vans as well as a chassis cab, available in three vehicle lengths – 233, 273 and 289 inches – and with wheelbases of 144 or 170 inches. Three interior roof heights are also available, ranging from 65 to 84 inches, offering enhanced benefits in handling and performance as well as balanced weight distribution across all versions.