NAIAS Preview: Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab
“Ram Trucks continue to break the rules with big-rig styling, improved quality, durability and capability,” said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer—Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
“Starting with the most award-winning light-duty pickup – our Ram 1500, our all-new ultimate towing machine and Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, the 2010 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, our best-in-class towing Dakota and the all-new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, our trucks are the best on the planet,” he added.
Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,200 to 19,500 pounds and their target include small-business tradesmen, fleet customers and traditional chassis cab users.
Because some of the owners sometimes use their car as a mobile office, Ram’s “center console features an upper bin that is large enough to hold a laptop computer (with an accessible power outlet) and a lower bin that accommodates hanging files.”
In standard, the Heavy Duty gets the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engine, which produces 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and 542 Nm at 4,000 rpm. You can also opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which produces 350 hp at 3,000 rpm and 881 Nm at only 1,500 rpm.
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