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Ram Truck Brand New for 2011



* To view the complete 2011 Chrysler Group Product Information press kit, visit Chrysler Group Product Information 2011

Auburn Hills, Mich. , Sep 14, 2010 - The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as the newest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle brand.

"Creating a stand-alone brand for Ram trucks has allowed us to concentrate on how our core customers are using their trucks and what new features they'd like to see," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.”

For 2011, the Ram Truck brand adds the hardest-working Ram trucks — the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks — to its already award-winning truck lineup which includes the rugged and reliable Dakota, Ram 1500 – the most-awarded Ram truck ever – and Ram 2500 / 3500 Heavy Duty pickups.

The new chassis cab trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability, building on Ram Truck's leadership in the heavy-duty pickup segment. Ram’s “new crew” of commercial-grade work trucks is built on proven frames and chassis, and engineered for maximum up-time, low cost of ownership, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.

Equipped with a choice of engines, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine or the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel, Ram Trucks offer the best powertrains in the industry and are known for their reliability. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine offers an amazing combination of power and fuel economy with 390 horsepower and 20 mpg highway. The Cummins Turbo Diesel-equipped Ram pickup, with major overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles, is the only heavy-duty pickup to meet 2011 EPA compliance rules, without the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

A partnership that extends back more than 20 years, Ram Truck and Cummins have delivered billions of miles of customer reliability. Cummins-equipped Ram trucks with more than 300,000 miles are common, while others have surpassed one million hard-working miles. All Ram Truck engines, transmissions and axles are covered by a segment-leading five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Ram trucks now boast these segment exclusives: coil spring rear suspension on Ram 1500 for best-in-class ride and handling, available RamBox® lockable and lighted bedside storage, in-floor storage on all Ram crew cabs and the largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab.

Also returning for 2011 is the award-winning Ram Power Wagon. The Ram Power Wagon is the most capable factory-equipped off-road-ready pickup truck on the road. It’s equipped with electric-locking front and rear differentials, an electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 33-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, a 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch cleverly hidden behind the front bumper.

Truck customers – from half-ton to commercial – have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. The Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups and chassis cabs are designed to deliver a total package.

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Ram Truck Vehicle Line Executive Mike Cairns describes the National Truck Equipment Association 2010 fall show and the new 2011 Ram Chassis Cab

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2011 Ram 1500: Trend-setting Engineering, New Innovations and New Outdoorsman Model





* New trim level — the Ram Outdoorsman — takes all of the features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters, and packages them into one model. Outdoorsman combines convenience, off-road capability and trailer-towing hardware in one package with a name that will resonate among its intended users


* New colors: Hunter Green Pearl Coat and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
* Power folding mirrors
* Increased Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
* New factory spray-in bedliner available on all models
* Active on-demand transfer case now standard on Big Horn, Sport and
Laramie 4X4 models
* New Garmin Navigation System
* To view the complete 2011 Chrysler Group Product Information press kit, visit Chrysler Group Product Information 2011


Auburn Hills, Mich. , Sep 14, 2010 - In 2011, the Ram Track brand continues to build on the 1500. Besides the new Outdoorsman trim level, Ram 1500 is available with new colors, including Hunter Green Pearl Coat and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat.

A factory spray-in bedliner also is available for 2011 on all models, providing extra protection when transporting material and power folding mirrors are shared with the Ram 1500’s big brother, the Ram HD. An active on-demand transfer case is now standard on the Big Horn, Sport and Laramie 4x4 models offering smart torque transfer for slick surface conditions. Additionally, the Ram 1500 is available with a new navigation system with Garmin technology.
Ram Outdoorsman takes all of the features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters, and packages them into one model. Outdoorsman combines convenience, off-road capability and trailer towing hardware in one package with a name that will resonate among its intended users.

“We asked Ram Truck customers — boaters, campers, fishing enthusiasts and hunters — what features would they like to see in a truck,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “They answered ‘more capability, more room for my gear and ready to hit the trail. And make it affordable.'"

Ram owner demographics illustrate a passion for the outdoors: 47 percent hunt, 57 percent fresh water fish, 33 percent salt water fish, 36 percent own power boats and 37 percent tow camping trailers. Overall, 62 percent of full-size pickup truck owners hunt, fish or camp.

Ram Truck engineers – many of whom count hunting, fishing, boating and camping among their hobbies – brought together features that they felt would best meet the practical needs of owners who will frequently use their Ram truck for towing or long, remote trips.

Standard trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior convenience, lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires and underbody protection are combined with a rugged exterior appearance to highlight the new Ram Outdoorsman.
Outdoorsman will replace the TRX4 trim level in the 2011 Ram Truck lineup. It will join the other Ram trim levels, which include: ST, SLT, Sport and Laramie.

Prices for the Ram Outdoorsman models start at $28,350, including destination charge.
Ram Outdoorsman models will go on sale third quarter 2010.

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2010 MODEL YEAR

* Increased Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) to 15,500 lbs. from 14,000 lbs. with 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 and 3.92 rear axle and 140.5-in. wheelbase
* Fuel-saver indicator on 3.7-liter engine
* Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO) on all engines for improved real world fuel economy
* Available integrated trailer-brake controller
* iPod® Control with glove-box connection
* 22-in. tires on R/T package (late availability)
* Available folding trailer-tow mirrors
* Available power trailer-tow mirrors
* New premium Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM) system
* Electro-chromic mirrors (available in Luxury Group, standard on Laramie)

2009 MODEL YEAR

* 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine (4x2 models)
* 4.7-liter V-8 engine (4x4 models)
* Four-speed automatic transmission (with 3.7-liter V-6)
* Five-speed automatic transmission (with 4.7-liter V-8)
* Heavy-duty engine cooling (with 5.7-liter engine)
* Four-wheel disc brakes with rear-wheel ABS
* Four-wheel-drive electric-shift transfer case (on 4x4 models)
* 17-inch steel wheels and a full-size spare tire
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* Heavy-duty vinyl floor covering
* Air conditioning
* AM/FM stereo with CD player and four speakers
* Variable intermittent windshield wipers
* Vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench front seat
* Folding rear bench seat (Quad Cab models)
* Tilt-steering column
* Manual windows
* Fixed rear window
* Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
* Engine block heater
* Power-sliding rear window (Quad Cab only)
* Power, heated, folding mirrors
* Bedliner
* Black lower body-side moldings
* Two-tone exterior paint
* Front-hood protection shield
* 3.92 axle ratio
* Anti-spin rear differential
* 17-inch chrome-clad steel wheels
* Tip Start
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Speed control
* Sliding rear window
* Supplemental side-curtain air bags
* 4.7-liter FFV V-8 engine
* Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench seat
* Carpet floor covering
* Floor mats
* Overhead console with mini trip computer and compass
* Speed control
* Power windows, door locks and heated mirrors
* Remote keyless entry
* 17-inch painted aluminum wheels (20-inch painted aluminum wheels on Lone Star and Big Horn Quad Cab short-bed models)
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* On-demand transfer case (4x4 models)
* Power sun roof
* Power adjustable pedals
* AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer and Infinity® speaker system
* Uconnect Multimedia radio with navigation system and hands-free communication system with Bluetooth technology
* Low-back bucket seats with cloth upholstery
* Six-way power driver seat
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel
* Auto-dimming rearview mirror
* Rear-window defroster
* 20-inch aluminum wheels
* Four-wheel disc brakes with rear-wheel ABS
* Four-wheel-drive electric-shift transfer case (on 4x4 models)
* 17-inch steel wheels and a full-size spare tire
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* Heavy-duty vinyl floor covering
* Air conditioning
* AM/FM stereo with CD player and four speakers
* Variable intermittent windshield wipers
* Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat
* Folding rear bench seat (Quad Cab models)
* Active turn signals
* Tilt-steering column
* Remote keyless entry
* Manual windows
* Fixed rear window
* Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
* Engine block heater
* Power-sliding rear window (Quad Cab only)
* Trailer-tow mirrors
* Power, heated, folding mirrors
* Black lower body-side moldings
* Two-tone exterior paint
* Front-hood protection shield
* 3.92 axle ratio
* Anti-spin rear differential
* 17-inch chrome-clad steel wheels
* Tip Start
* Speed control
* Sliding rear window
* Supplemental side-curtain air bags
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* Unique bucket seats
* Body-color fascia and grille
* Fog lamps
* 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* Body-side chromed trim
* Dual-zone climate control
* Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
* Four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes
* Security alarm
* Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
* Power sun roof
* Power adjustable pedals
* AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer and Infinity® speaker system
* Navigation radio
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Uconnect Phone
* Bucket seats with leather upholstery
* Six-way power driver seat
* 20-inch aluminum wheels
* Light Graystone Pearl Coat
* Austin Tan Pearl Coat
* Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
* Stone White Clear Coat
* Flame Red Clear Coat
* Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
* Detonator Yellow Clear Coat
* Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
* Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat
* Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

2008 MODEL YEAR

* New Sunburst Orange, Detonator Yellow exterior colors
* Dark Maple Burl woodgrain accents for Laramie models
* New 4.7-liter V-8 engine producing 310 horsepower (31 percent increase) and 330 lb.-ft. of torque (10 percent increase), with better fuel economy and increased refinement
* 6,000-mile maintenance schedule for all gasoline engines
* Improved steering linkage for 4x4 models
* Trailer-Sway Control added to available Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
* Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system available

2007 MODEL YEAR

* YES Essentials® stain-resistant, odor-resistant, antistatic seat fabric incorporated into vehicles with cloth seats
* Power accessory delay
* E85-compatible 4.7-liter V-8 engine (Flexible Fuel Vehicle—FFV)
* Optional Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
* Optional Remote Start
* One-touch, three-blink lane change feature

2006 MODEL YEAR

* Multi-displacement System (MDS) on 5.7-liter engine is a fully functioning cylinder deactivation system on a pickup truck (first for segment) and enables fuel economy improvements of up to 20 percent
* Variable Line Pressure (VLP) feature on four-speed automatic transmission (mated with 3.7-liter V-6 engine) results in improved fuel economy and smoother shifts
* Front-axle disconnect system (standard on 4x4 models) minimizes energy consumption and improves fuel economy
* NV 244 full-time electric transfer case standard on all 4x4 models delivers 45/55 front/rear torque split when four-wheel drive is activated
* Optional all-wheel-drive electronic transfer case
* “Tow/haul” feature provides crisper shifts and reduces gear searching when towing
* Re-engineered hydroformed, fully boxed frame with increased torsional rigidity and bending stiffness for enhanced ride and handling capability and reduced transfer of noise
* Reduced drag brake calipers contribute to enhanced aerodynamics
* Coil-over shock, double wishbone front suspension on 4x4 models
* Specifically tuned monotube shock absorbers
* Re-tuned springs, jounce bumpers and suspension bushings for enhanced driving dynamics
* Re-engineered body-mount design results in a quieter cabin experience and a more comfortable ride
* Re-engineered engine and transmission mounts for enhanced ride and handling characteristics
* New wheel lineup includes:
* 17-inch aluminum with unique finish (SLT, TRX and TRX4 Packages)
* 20-inch aluminum (optional on SLT)
* 17-inch chrome-clad aluminum (Laramie)
* 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum (standard on new Sport Package, optional on SLT and Laramie)
* Thicker front-door glass and re-engineered door seals for reduced wind noise contributes to interior cabin quietness
* Polymer constraint layer on front of dash panel for enhanced engine and road noise abatement
* Rear spoiler positioned on rear liftgate contributes to enhanced vehicle aerodynamics
* Redesigned headlamps, grille, front fascia and fender assemblies
* Enhanced headlamp performance
* Optional power-sliding backlight
* Available in nine colors, including Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat and Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coat
* Redesigned instrument panel with four trim levels
* Optional full-screen navigation radio
* Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system on Quad Cab®
* Optional front bucket seats with full center console available on SLT, Sport Package and Laramie
* Rear-seat ladder-style head restraints on Quad Cab
* Enhanced seat design features including optional bucket seats, enhanced leather offerings and French-stitched sew lines
* Upscale finishes including Maple Pommele accents on instrument panel and doors and Satin Silver II accents on control knobs
* Interior color offerings: Khaki and Medium Slate Gray
* New hydroformed frame enables greater front crush zone for enhanced absorption and crash energy dissipation
* Advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags and knee bolsters
* Weight-based Occupant Classification System (OCS) for controlling front passenger air bag deployment (Quad Cab)

2005 MODEL YEAR

* New sun roof available on Quad Cab short box
* New tailgate badging – Ram’s head replaces “Dodge” nameplate
* UConnect Hands-free Communication System with Bluetooth® technology; optional on SLT and Laramie
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio optional on Quad Cab SLT short box and Laramie
* New transmission mounts for manual transmissions reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
* 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine upgrades provide improved idle quality and fuel economy refinements. Engine upgrade includes a new camshaft profile, lash adjusters, low-tension piston rings and a 9.7:1 compression ratio
* 4.7-liter V-8 engine adds knock sensors and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for improved efficiency
* Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission replaces the NV 3500 five-speed manual on 3.7-liter and 4.7-liter Magnum engines
* Low Lockup Speed and turbine damper added to 545RFE with 4.7-liter engine. The turbine damper improves NVH performance allowing for torque converter lockup clutch application at lower speeds

2004 MODEL YEAR

* Full-time electric shift optional on Laramie and SLT
* Tow/haul mode offered on light-duty models with automatic transmission
* Flexible-fuel version of 4.7-liter engine available to fleet customers
* Optional larger 34-gallon fuel tank on 1500 Quad Cab with standard bed
* The 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum V-8 receives exhaust gas recirculation for improved efficiency
* New exterior color: Deep Molten Red replaces Garnet Red
* New adjustable rear-seat outboard head restraints standard on Quad Cab
* Chromed body-side moldings standard for Laramie
* Chromed surround grille with chromed billet inserts for Laramie standard
* Body-color side moldings now standard with Sport Appearance Group
* Chrome-clad wheels now standard on Laramie
* New available navigation radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM stereo, CD player, 11 speakers, 240-watt amplifier and DVD-based navigation system
* Satin Silver door and instrument-panel bezels for Laramie
* Laramie model features new seat appearance, with unique leather-seat design with high-contrast color seat inserts
* Laramie J Package (includes ash receiver, cup holder, vanity mirror lamps for driver and passenger, glove-box lighting, switchable dome lamp and electrochromic rearview mirror)

2003 MODEL YEAR

* All-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 replaces 5.9-liter engine
* 545RFE multi-speed automatic transmission available with 4.7-liter and 5.7-liter engines
* Optional rear-window defogger (mid-year introduction)
* SLT Plus is rebadged as Laramie on Regular and Quad Cab models with an extensive list of standard features
* New tow hooks standard on Laramie four-wheel drive, optional in Protection Group for four-wheel-drive ST and SLT and optional with two-wheel-drive ST, SLT and Laramie
* Adjustable pedals with manual transmission—Optional
* AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD—Optional
* Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls are packaged with AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CD player or an AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and six-disc in-dash CD changer—SLT; both equipped with 11-speaker Infinity® system
* Electronic throttle control on 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum V-8 engine
* Automatic locking retractor added to front-passenger seat belt
* Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat anchor system added to Regular and Quad Cab models

2002 MODEL YEAR

* All-new, roomier, stiffer body structure
* All-new frames with fully boxed side rails
* All-new, customer-oriented interior with added storage
* Two- and four-wheel-drive models with Regular and Quad Cab bodies
* Three equipment levels—ST, SLT and SLT Plus
* Sport Appearance Group and Sport Appearance Group with 20-inch wheels and tires—Optional on SLT and SLT Plus
* Next-generation 3.7-liter Magnum SOHC, SMPI V-6 engine with balance shaft
* Next-generation 4.7-liter Magnum SOHC, SMPI V-8 engine
* 45RFE multi-speed automatic transmission
* Available electric-shift four-wheel-drive transfer case
* Refined manual four-wheel-drive transfer case
* Independent front suspension on four-wheel-drive models
* Refined two-wheel-drive suspension systems
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* P245/70R17 standard tires
* P275/55R20 on two-wheel-drive models and P275/60R20 on four-wheel-drive models
* Standard four-wheel disc brakes—Largest in the industry
* Truck-industry first dual-rate power brake booster
* Bed length of short-box models reduced to provide increased cab interior roominess
* Industry-exclusive wide-opening forward-hinged rear door with outside door handles and full roll-down windows
* Trailer-tow outside mirrors with rotating heads for improved rearward visibility
* Structural rear bumper—Class III trailer towing capability without added equipment
* Class IV trailer hitch platform—Integrated with rear bumper structure
* Extended Regular and Quad Cab interiors—Roomiest in the industry
* Power adjustable pedals with automatic transmission—Optional on SLT, in SLT Plus
* All-new seats for increased passenger comfort
* 60/40 split-folding rear seat—Available on SLT and SLT Plus Quad Cab models
* Improved storage compartments under rear seats on Quad Cab models
* Steel fold-flat load floor—Available on SLT and SLT Plus Quad Cab models
* Larger, more versatile cab-back storage systems on Regular cab models
* Pickup truck first: Dual-Zone Climate Control—SLT Plus
* Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with customer-programmable features—SLT Plus
* Best-in-class optional Infinity premium speaker system—11 premium speakers in seven locations and a 240-watt digital amplifier
* Truck industry first: side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) for front and rear-seat outboard occupants—Optional
* Adjustable front-seat head restraints—Standard
* Outboard front seat-belt pretensioners—Standard
* Enhanced interior head-impact protection—Standard
* Extension of Quad Cab body allows use of rearward-facing child seats in back seat

2001 MODEL YEAR
July 2000 Production

* Club Cab body style discontinued
* User-ready child seat upper anchors on cab back panels

January 2000 Production

* High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission only (245 horsepower and 505 lb.-ft. of torque)

2000 MODEL YEAR

* Eight-foot box with 1500 Club Cab body discontinued
* New front suspension and steering systems on all models
* All-new brake system with dual-piston front disc brake calipers and quick-response vacuum booster

1999 MODEL YEAR

* Upgraded Sport Appearance Group—Front bumper and fascia, grille, quad headlamps

1998 MODEL YEAR

* Quad Cab body style introduced
* Next-generation driver and front-passenger air bags (running change)(a)
* Passenger air bag cutoff switch (Regular cab and Quad Cab only) (running change)(b)
* Removable storage module under rear seats of Quad Cab (mid-year introduction)

1995 MODEL YEAR

* Club Cab model added

1994 MODEL YEAR

* All-new Regular cab models introduced
* Model designations changed to 1500, 2500 and 3500

(a) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children.

(b) Important—Always remove key and replace cover. Rearward-facing child seats may be used in the front seat only with the passenger air bag turned off.

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Ram Introduces New Outdoorsman Model for HD

* New trim level—the Ram Outdoorsman — takes all of the features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters and packages them into one model. Outdoorsman combines convenience, off-road capability and trailer-towing hardware in one package with a name that will resonate among its intended users
* Standard Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) on all models
* Standard electronic brake controller on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon and Laramie
* New colors: Hunter Green Pearl Coat and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
* New wheel options
* New interior colors
* Increases Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GCWR) to 22,000 lbs.
* New navigation system
* Tire pressure monitoring (TPM) system standard on Ram 2500
* Spray-in bed liner now available
* To view the complete 2011 Chrysler Group Product Information press kit, visit Chrysler Group Product Information 2011


September 14, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram Outdoorsman takes all of the features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters and packages them into one model. Outdoorsman combines convenience, off-road capability and trailer-towing hardware in one package with a name that will resonate among its intended users.

Ram Truck engineers – many of whom count hunting, fishing, boating and camping among their hobbies – brought together features that they felt would best meet the practical needs of owners who will frequently use their Ram truck for towing or long, remote trips.

Outdoorsman will replace the TRX trim level in the 2011 Ram Truck lineup. It will join the other Ram Truck trim levels, which include: ST, SLT, Laramie and Power Wagon (2500 only).

Prices for Ram Outdoorsman HD models start at $33,970, including destination charge.

An integrated trailer brake control provides better driver control in towing situations and is now standard on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon and Laramie models. Trailer brake control information is conveniently displayed in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), which is now standard on all models.

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2010 MODEL YEAR

* Available for the first time in a crew-size cab model
* Choice of legendary diesel- and gasoline-fueled powerplants
* Available 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel produces 350 horsepower (261 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 650 lb-ft. of torque (881 N•m) at only 1,500 rpm. The 6.7-liter meets the most stringent of 50-state emission requirements and includes a segment-exclusive standard exhaust brake
* Standard 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers 383 horsepower (286 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 N•m) at 4,000 rpm and features variable-valve timing for greater efficiency and performance
* Ride greatly improved over previous generation with re-tuned suspension components
* New C-pillar with fluid-filled hydro mounts improves driving dynamics
* Handling of fully loaded vehicle greatly improved over previous generation with new suspension tuning
* Ram Heavy Duty 3500 with dual-rear-wheels, diesel engine, automatic transmission and 4.10 rear axle has an increased Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 24,500 pounds from 24,000 pounds
Max Tow Package GCWR increases to 25,400 pounds (late availability)
* Ram Heavy Duty 3500 offers a 17,600 pounds towing capability and a maximum payload of 5,150 pounds
* Ram Heavy Duty 2500 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) increases to 9,600 pounds from 9,000 pounds, a 600 lb. increase on crew cab and Mega Cab 4x4 models equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine
* Increased front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of 5,500 pounds on 4x4 models equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine allows for more front-weight carrying capability, including greater snowplow weights
* Class IV receiver standard on all Ram Heavy Duty models
* Premium front seats with heat and ventilation; heated rear seats; heated steering wheel; automatic temperature control; two-tone upholstery; memory seats, radio and mirrors; navigation; adjustable pedals and numerous infotainment options, including SIRIUS Backseat TV™ with three channels of programming, Uconnect
* Multimedia with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and an available first-in-segment 10-speaker surround-sound system
* Offered in three cab styles (regular cab, crew-size cab and Mega Cab) and two cargo-box sizes (6 ft. 4 in. and 8 ft.), single-and dual-rear-wheel configurations
* All-new integrated trailer brake controller, offered with trailer tow package, improves trailer braking and stability
* Available in five distinct trim levels – ST, SLT, TRX, Laramie and Power Wagon
* Dual-rear-wheel fenders (3500 dually only) are new for 2010 and are integrated into the box stamping providing a sleek aerodynamic appearance
* B20 package available to fleet customers only

2009 MODEL YEAR

* New 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 producing 355 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque
* Automatic transmission standard with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 on all 2500 models
* 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel standard on all 3500 models
* Limited-slip rear axle standard on all 3500 models
* Larger front (360 mm) and rear (358 mm) brake rotors with twin-piston calipers
* Manual transmission no longer available with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
* Remote Start available on models equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine
* Power Wagon available only in Quad Cab configuration

2008 MODEL YEAR

* SXT model introduced
* Dark Maple Burl woodgrain accents for Laramie models
* Electric-shift transfer case standard on 4x4 SLT and Laramie models
* GVWR of 3500 4x4 models with 6.7-liter diesel/six-speed automatic transmission increased to 24,000 lbs. from 23,000 lbs.
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System is standard on models with less than 10,000 lbs. GVWR

2007 MODEL YEAR

* New 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine delivers 350 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque with six-speed automatic transmission (available January 2007, replacing 5.9-liter diesel engine)
* New six-speed automatic transmission (mated with 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engine, available January 2007)
* Optional Remote Start

2006 MODEL YEAR

* Re-engineered fuel system to meet LEV II and ORVR requirements
* Redesigned 17-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels standard on Sport Package, optional on Laramie models
* Thicker front door glass and re-engineered door seals for reduced wind noise contributes to interior cabin quietness
* Polymer constraint layer on front of dash panel for enhanced engine and road noise abatement
* Redesigned headlamps, grille, front fascia and fender assemblies (includes Power Wagon model)
* Enhanced headlamp performance
* Optional power sliding backlight
* Available in nine colors, including Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat and Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coat
* Redesigned instrument panel (includes wider center stack, reduced-glare panel cluster, new HVAC controls) with four trim levels (ST, monochrome; SLT, woodgrain; Laramie, wood/metal; Sport, metallic)
* Optional full-screen navigation radio
* Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system on Quad Cab models
* Optional front bucket seats with full center console available on SLT, Sport Package and Laramie
* Rear-seat ladder-style head restraints on Quad Cab (includes Power Wagon model)
* Enhanced seat design includes leather offerings and French-stitched sew lines (includes Power Wagon model)
* Upscale finishes, including Maple Pommele accents on instrument panel and doors and Satin Silver II accents on control knobs (includes Power Wagon model)
* Interior color offerings: Khaki and Medium Slate Gray (includes Power Wagon model)
* Redesigned instrument panel (Power Wagon model)

2005 MODEL YEAR

* New sun roof available on Quad Cab
* New tailgate badging strategy: Ram’s head badge replaces “Dodge” nameplate, larger “Heavy Duty” nameplate
* Uconnect Phone hands-free communication system with Bluetooth® technology features push-to-talk button in rearview mirror assembly optional on SLT and Laramie
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio optional on SLT and Laramie Quad Cab
* New transmission mounts for manual transmissions reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
* New diesel in-tank fuel lift pump
* New for the 2005 model year, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon returns as a new Dodge Ram Heavy Duty model and debuts as the most capable off-road pickup in the industry. Based on the Dodge Ram 2500 and available in either regular or Quad Cab body styles, the Power Wagon is distinguished by:
o Custom matte-finished wheel flares
o Two-inch-taller stance
o Custom 17-inch polished forged aluminum wheels and 33-inch tires
o Specific Power Wagon badging
o Electric front/rear locking differentials
o Specific off-road suspension design
o 4.56 rear axle ratio
o Custom-built winch in front bumper assembly

2004 MODEL YEAR

* All Cummins diesel engines are high-output version (2004½)
* Box-off model introduced
* Tow/haul mode included with automatic transmission models
* New 48RE four-speed automatic transmission with standard and High-Output Cummins diesel engines
* New exterior color: Deep Molten Red replaces Garnet Red
* New adjustable rear-seat outboard head restraints standard
* Chromed body-side moldings standard for Laramie
* Chrome-surround grille with chromed billet inserts for Laramie standard
* Heated mirrors optional on SLT and Laramie
* Chrome-clad wheels standard on Laramie
* New available navigation radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM stereo, CD player and DVD-based navigation system
* Satin Silver door and instrument panel bezels for Laramie

2003 MODEL YEAR

* All-new ST, SLT and Laramie models
* Dual rear wheels are standard on 3500 series except Quad Cab short box. Single rear wheel is optional on 3500 series Quad Cab short- and long-box models with diesel engines
* All models are built on two wheelbases: 140.5 and 160.5 inches
* 5.7-liter HEMI® Magnum OHV, SMPI V-8 with 5-45RFE five-speed automatic transmission or NV4500 five-speed manual transmission
* Cummins 5.9-liter standard diesel engine with 47RE four-speed automatic transmission or NV4500 heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission
* Cummins 5.9-liter High-Output diesel engine with NV5600 heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission

2002 MODEL YEAR

* 8.0-liter V-10 engine with 47RE four-speed automatic transmission or NV4500 heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission
* NV271 GII transfer case with part-time four-wheel drive, manual shift
* NV273 GII transfer case with part-time four-wheel drive, electric shift
* Frame—Fully boxed rails with hydroformed front and “kickup” sections
* Rack-and-pinion steering for two-wheel-drive models
* Precision recirculating ball steering for four-wheel-drive models
* Larger front and rear disc brake rotors
* Tow hooks—Optional
* Adjustable pedals—Optional
* AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD—Optional
* Optional supplemental side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC)
* Constant-force retractors with pyrotechnic pretensioners on front seats
* Three-point seat belt for center front passenger—Regular cab
* Three-point seat belt for center rear passenger—Quad Cab
* Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat anchor system added to passenger outboard seats in Quad Cab and regular cab

2001 MODEL YEAR
July 2000 Production

* Club Cab® body style discontinued
* Standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with dual-piston rear calipers on 2500 and 3500 models
* User-ready child seat upper anchors on cab back panels

January 2000 Production

* High-output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission only (245 horsepower and 505 lb.-ft. of torque)

2000 MODEL YEAR

* 2500 Club Cab body style discontinued
* New front suspension and steering systems on all models
* Revised rear suspension systems on 2500 and 3500 models
* All-new brake system with dual-piston front disc brake calipers and quick-response vacuum booster

1999 MODEL YEAR

* Four-wheel anti-lock brakes standard on 3500 models
* Upgraded Sport Appearance Group—Front bumper and fascia, grille, quad headlamps

1998 MODEL YEAR
Quad Cab body style introduced

* More powerful 5.9-liter Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel engine (mid-year introduction)
* Next-generation driver and front-passenger air bags (running change)(a)
* Passenger air bag cutoff switch (regular cab and Quad Cab only) (running change)(b)
* Removable storage module under rear seats of Quad Cab (mid-year introduction)

1995 MODEL YEAR

* Club Cab model added

1994 MODEL YEAR

* All-new regular cab models introduced
* Model designations changed to 1500, 2500 and 3500

(a) Quad Cab only.
(b) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children 12 years and under.

Rick

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