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New for 2012-  The 60-inch RamBox

New for 2012- The 60-inch RamBox

  • Ram expands innovative RamBox® system to accommodate 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths
  • RamBox now available in all trim levels and Ram HD models

September 29, 2011 , Dallas – The Ram Truck brand has developed a new version of the unique RamBox® cargo management system to fit Ram pickup trucks with 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths. The addition of a 6-foot-4-inch RamBox model dramatically expands the feature’s availability to include the majority of Ram truck models.

Now, in addition to the 5-foot-7-inch RamBox, which was previously available only on Ram 1500 Crew Cab models, buyers can opt for RamBox on Ram pickups with 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths, including Ram 1500 regular cab and Quad Cab® models and Ram 2500 and 3500 (single rear wheel) Crew Cab and Mega Cab models.

Ram also will offer the RamBox option on the ST price class, making the feature available on all trim levels.

“The 6-foot-4-inch RamBox is the definition of ‘more of a good thing. We have dramatically expanded RamBox availability and given it an outstanding price. Having convenient, secure storage for your gear – whether it’s worksite tools, sporting equipment or a few cases of refreshments for the team – makes RamBox one of the greatest innovations that you’ll find on a pickup truck.”

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

Today’s announcement means that the RamBox option is now available on more than 80 percent of all Ram pickups.

The new RamBox trucks with 6-foot-4-inch bed measures 60 inches in length versus 50.5 inches for the 5-foot-7-inch model – an increase of 18 percent. Interior volume grows proportionately, from 7.3 cubic feet to 8.6 cubic feet.

With the added length and volume, the new RamBox can hold long-handled shovels, one-piece fishing rods and up to 140 beverage cans.

For 2012, buyers will find that RamBox pricing has not increased. In fact, Ram has reduced the price of both 6-foot-4-inch and 5-foot-7-inch RamBoxes by 32 percent to an attractive $1,295.

About RamBox

RamBox provides secure storage options for tradesmen, craftsmen, sportsmen, athletes and outdoorsmen. RamBox can store golf clubs, fishing rods, sports gear, tool boxes and more.

RamBox is a segment-exclusive cargo management system that includes three key elements:

  • Two weatherproof, lockable, drainable, lighted storage bins that run the length of the pickup bed and are as wide as the wheel well, creating a total of 8.6 cubic feet of space. The side bins are large enough to hold items including: a set of golf clubs, helmets, toolboxes, kayak paddles, fishing rods, chainsaws or beverage cans and ice. RamBox side bins create storage along each side of the pickup bed space previously left untouched due to wheel-well intrusion. RamBox bins fit the length of the pickup bed and incorporate the space over each wheel well to secure cargo within a lit, lockable and drainable container. Lids include swing hinges with intermediate and full-open positions that lift the lid 90 degrees perpendicular to each side.
  • An adjustable bed divider/extender that fits on the lowered tailgate and adds 2 feet of additional length to secure longer loads. The bed divider creates individual compartments in the pickup bed to separate payload equipment such as tools or equipment. It can be conveniently stowed in the front of the bed when not in use;
  • And a cargo rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down versatility.
2012 Ram Power Wagon with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram Power Wagon with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. 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.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500‘s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 horsepower HEMI® V-8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 also was named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2011.

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
  • The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

2012 Ram 2500HD with 6-foot-4-inch RamBox

Check out the video below for a walk around on one of the new 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel powered 2012 Ram 3500 Outdoorsman, Featuring the new longer RamBox at around 2:51. As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

  •  Most comprehensive campaign to date runs in 15 top Hispanic markets
  • ‘A Todo, Con Todo’ message captures consumer mindset and true essence of Ram – to everything, with everything
  • Bi-lingual Ram Truck owners provide real life testimonials
  • Ads created in Spanish and English available for media download at www.media.chrysler.com.

September 29, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Ram Truck brand is connecting with the Hispanic community through a new advertising campaign focusing on the important values of hard work, dedication, and commitment to family and community. “A Todo, Con Todo” is the brand’s most comprehensive Hispanic campaign to date and is the first Ram brand Hispanic campaign to include television, radio, print, newspapers and digital media. It will run in the 15 top Hispanic markets and was produced in both Spanish and English languages.

“’A Todo, Con Todo’ captures the consumer mindset and true essence of Ram – to everything, with everything. Owning and using a Ram truck is a way of life for our Latino consumers. It is used equally as hard for work and play and, like the brand itself, there’s a deep sense of pride in getting the job done, better and smarter, thanks to an uncompromising toughness.”

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler Group LLC

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

The campaign, which debuts Oct. 3, features the true stories of Arturo Barcelo and Ascension Banuelos, bi-lingual Ram truck owners from Texas who are successful in work and life. They speak honestly and unscripted about what values are important to them and how the Ram truck is an extension of their lives. Barcelo owns a home improvement construction company in Dallas and drives a Ram 1500. Banuelos owns a Ram 3500 and manages a horse training ranch in Jacksboro (Texas).

“Because Arturo and Ascension are actual Ram owners, they deliver genuine and authentic dialog emphasizing important Hispanic values such as dedication and respect. Artistically filming them in their real work environments emotionally connects with consumers while providing compelling benefits and features unique to Ram.”

-Olivier Francois
Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Marketing Communications
Chrysler Group LLC

Large pickup trucks are one of the top selling segments among Latinos and the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are among the best performing Chrysler Group nameplates with Hispanic consumers.

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

The campaign launches with a mix of brand- and product-focused 30-second TV spots, 60-second radio ads, and print ads. The ads will be placed on Hispanic television networks and stations, such as Telemundo and Univision; in national Hispanic magazines including Hispanic Business, ESPN La Revista and Automundo; and in Spanish language local newspapers and radio stations in 15 markets including Albuquerque, Miami, Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles, Denver and nine Texas communities. The ads will also run on in-language websites.

The Ram Truck brand’s ongoing commitment to the Latino market extends beyond the new advertising campaign. A Spanish-language brand website, http://es.ramtrucks.com, launched September 2 and Ram is partnering with Yahoo! En Espanol to launch a first-ever Mexican regional music channel later this year.

The campaign was created by the Dallas-based Richards/Lerma agency, the Hispanic marketing arm of the Ram brand’s agency-of-record, The Richards Group.

It was filmed in Texas.

Campaign ads are available for media download at http://www.media.chrysler.com.

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Television Spots – Ram Truck Light Duty

Work Horse – focuses on Arturo Barcelo at work and his commitment and mutual respect for his team. The spot also showcases the Ram truck’s durability, as illustrated by the suspension and dependability.

Well Done – emphasizes Barcelo’s hard work and focus on doing things right; his truck is a testimony to his ability to make the right choices and decisions for his business and team. His trust in Ram and the principles for hard work have helped be successful in his career.

Office –highlights the spacious, luxurious and refined interior of the Ram truck which gives Barcelo credibility with his clients.

Mileage (Spanish and English) – highlights the Ram 1500’s cost and fuel efficiency, saving Barcelo time and money that, in turn, make him more competitive for his clients.

Television Spots – Ram Truck Light Duty

Honesty (Spanish and English) – features the testimonial of Ascension Banuelos while showing the use of his Ram truck at work. The spot talks about how honesty and respect will open doors for any opportunity, values that parallel those of the Ram brand.

Radio and Print

Two radio spots and three print ads focus on various Ram truck features and product benefits including available 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, 20 miles per gallon fuel economy, class-exclusive multi-link suspension, elegant and spacious interior, and five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

Ram's Hispanic Advertising Campaign

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. 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.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500‘s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 horsepower HEMI® V-8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 also was named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2011.

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
  • The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper ACR

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

  • Veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher pilots street-legal, 600-horsepower 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) to new record lap at the world’s most demanding road course – the famed 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife (north course)
  • Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) group teams up with Viper Club of America and ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team for record-setting run
  • Viper ACR adds to its growing list of benchmark lap times at famous road courses

September 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team made history on Sept. 14, 2011, at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife as their ultimate, street-legal, track-ready car – the Dodge Viper SRT10® ACR – recaptured the production car lap record with a 7:12.13 elapsed time.

With no 2011 model-year Dodge Viper cars being produced, SRT joined forces with the Viper Club of America and the ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team from Tomball, Texas, which supplied two brand-new 2010 Dodge Viper ACR’s off their showroom floor for the record-setting effort.

“We’re extremely proud to set the lap record for a second time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. Our team returned to Germany knowing we’d left some time on the track when we set our first lap record, so this effort shows the incredible depth and capability the Viper ACR has by running a full 10 seconds faster than we did in 2008.”

-Ralph Gilles
President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports
Chrysler Group LLC

ViperExchange team owner and longtime Viper enthusiast Ben Keating, also was instrumental in securing veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher to drive the Viper ACR to the new record lap. Keating and Farnbacher previously teamed up at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2011.

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

The street-legal Viper ACR is factory-equipped and tuned for outstanding track performance with coil-over racing dampers that are adjustable for both damping and ride height. The shocks are two-way factory adjustable without removing the wheels – a timesaver at any track configuration – and they include a large range for compression and rebound adjustment. Aerodynamics are also adjustable via carbon-fiber rear wing with seven-position stanchions and an adjustable front splitter.

SRT’s first official visit to the Nürburgring took place in August 2008 when the newly launched 2008 Dodge Viper ACR came to Germany with driver Tom Coronel and established a new production car lap record time of 7:22.1, a record that stood through much of 2011.

As a result of their original trip to Nürburgring, SRT engineering implemented a few specific improvements to get even more speed out of the record-setting supercar.

For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR received a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. This helped achieve higher speeds down the front straightaway of Döttinger Höhe and past the Antonius Bridge on the Nürburgring course. The rear-wing profile and end plates also were redesigned to further optimize the vehicle aerodynamics and improve yaw downforce, which allowed greater speeds through the high speed turns such as Schwedenkreuz. A new short-throw shifter also came in 2010 models for enhanced driver control and quicker shifts.

The hot-lap testing was spread over two days. On Sept. 12, the track was completely wet at the beginning of the four-hour session. By the final hour, the track was mostly dry but peak performance was limited due to a few remaining damp areas at the Bergwerk corner and Fuchsröhre and Wippermann areas. The best lap of the day was a 7:15.6 at the end of the session. By Sept. 14, a clear weather pattern allowed the track to dry and gave the team good conditions for the Viper ACR’s final lap of 7:12.13.

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

The Viper ACR holds benchmark lap times at the following road courses:

  • Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Ill. 2:37.70
  • Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, Calif. 1:55.70
  • Gingerman Raceway (1.88-mile original course), South Haven, Mich. 1:26.70
  • Grattan Raceway, Belding, Mich. 1:22.70
  • Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, Calif. 1:33.90
  • Miller Motorsport Park (3.05-mile outer loop), Tooele, Utah 1:59.90
  • Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, N.Y. 2:26.37
  • MotorSport Ranch (3.1-mile full course), Cresson, Texas 2:19.00
  • Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, Ohio 1:08.90
  • New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J. 1:28.08
  • No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La. 1:16.90
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburg, Germany 7:12.13
  • Putnam Park, Mount Meridian, Ind. 1:12.60
  • Sebring Full Course, Sebring, Fla. 2:19.47
  • Spring Mountain (2.2-mile layout), Pahrump, Nev. 1:45.40
  • Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas 1:47.56
  • Top Gear USA (El Toro), Irvine, Calif. 1:22.00
  • Virginia International Raceway (3.27-mile full course), Alton, Va. 2:00.63
  • Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, Calif. 1:26.00
Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

Dominik Farnbacher in his 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

Dodge Viper ACR

The Viper ACR remains the ultimate purpose-built, street-legal, track-ready car since its introduction in 2008.

Powered by the venerable 8.4-liter, V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque, the Viper ACR offers extreme performance, including 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds, quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat.

The four-wheel independent suspension features high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, KW suspension with two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers with remote reservoirs.

The aerodynamic package features a carbon fiber “fanged” splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight forged aluminum wheels, two-piece slotted brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires round out the ACR package.

As always, click on any of the photos in the post to see more images of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Screenshot of the new RedLineDodge.com

Screenshot of the new RedLineDodge.com

Posted on SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 by RLD- The 2012 model year ushers in some fantastic changes to the Dodge lineup. With all the improvements being made to the Dodge fleet we felt it was also time to reface, rename, and improve the Dodge blog as well. The all-new Redline Dodge blog features interactive posting, allowing more voting and sharing options than ever before. Now Dodge enthusiasts can really get involved with all that our shiny new blog has to offer. Keep up to date with our new events section and even become a Redline Dodge contributor by submitting your stories to be featured!

We are just as excited by the launch of Redline Dodge as we are about the new 2012 Dodge lineup. So of course, we want your feedback and opinions. Feel free to dive right in and explore all the new blog has to offer. Tell us what you think about the changes and start crafting your Dodge stories to be shared here on the new, improved, Redline Dodge blog. We’re waiting.

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I break down how to lower and remove your spare tire on your Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country. A few weeks back I showed you how to lower the spare, today we are focusing on how to lower your spare with the Super Console. The Super Console is a new center console that can be found on newer Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Countrys. It connects to the dash, eliminating the space in between the console and dash, which is where you pop the cap to access the crank to drop the spare.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios and vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your Keyless Enter and Go Passive Entry system, as well as your Uconnect or Media Center radio, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos ofChrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

September 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The editors of PickupTrucks.com today named the Ram 1500 Best $30,000 Pickup in their first ever value shootout.

The Best $30,000 Pickup Truck Shootout pitted a Ram 1500 Quad Cab HEMI® against similarly priced entries from Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan and Toyota. Entries were judged on towing capacity, performance, handling, styling and fuel economy.

“This test is an overwhelmingly strong third-party validation of Ram Truck‘s Value for the money and proof positive that we are meeting the needs and expectations of our truck customers. The Ram 1500 Quad Cab is one of our most popular models. Ram Quad Cab gives you four full doors and seating for up to six adults. Equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, the Ram 1500 balances 20 mpg fuel economy with the performance and capability of 390 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. Ride comfort is also exceptional, thanks to a Ram 1500’s segment-exclusive coil spring rear suspension.”

-Fred Diaz,
Ram Truck Brand President and CEO
Chrysler Group LLC

2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

“The Ram was the overall winner because rather than being a standout in any one category, it did well across the board. In a contest so focused on value, the truck that does well in the most overall categories is likely to come out on top. The Ram not only outperformed the other four trucks, but also has the fewest sacrifices or compromises, feature-wise. That’s exactly why it won. This shootout was all about best bang for your buck. With money being a major concern for everyone right now and pickup trucks being the best-selling vehicles in the country, it was important for the focus of this shootout to be about value over anything else.”

-Mark Williams
PickupTrucks.com Editor

2011 Ram 1500

2011 Ram 1500

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. 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.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500‘s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 horsepower HEMI® V-8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 also was named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2011.

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.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

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

• The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab

• Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models.

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

September 22, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – IntelliChoice and AutoPacific announced their 6th annual Motorist Choice Awards, naming the 2011 Ram Heavy Duty in the Popular Active Lifestyle Category.

“Twice in a row is quite an honor for Ram. We’re proud to say that Ram Heavy Duty pickups continue to earn the industry’s top awards, propelled in large part by the quality and refinements learned from the Ram 1500. Ram Trucks benefit from innovative features and reliability that are benchmarks for their segments.”

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler Group LLC

IntelliChoice and AutoPacific’s Motorist Choice Awards are an industry benchmark for measuring the compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower than expected ownership costs over time. Each year, AutoPacific performs the broadest and most widely followed owner satisfaction survey in the U.S. with a record of over 72,000 responses in 2011. This study solicits consumer feedback on a recently purchased 2011 vehicle using 48 key attributes covering the entire ownership experience.

2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

Ram Heavy Duty

The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty brings increased capability and innovative new features to the heavy-duty segment with an uncompromising attitude that remains the standard for all full-size heavy-duty pickups.

Ram Heavy Duty is available in eight distinct trim levels – ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn. Additionally, three cab styles (regular cab, crew cab and Mega Cab) and two cargo-box sizes (6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet), single-and dual-rear-wheel configurations.

Ram Heavy Duty also delivers the performance and amenities customers demand. The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty pickups feature a hydro-formed, fully boxed frame with advanced torsional rigidity and stiffness. A coil-spring suspension setup is used up front, while the multi-leaf spring design is maintained in the rear for heavy-duty capability. Front and rear shocks and springs are tuned for optimum ride quality and capability.

Suspension tuning and C-pillar hydro mounts improve damping through the frame-bending mode frequency in order to better manage shake and after-shake response. The result is reduced shake, which means an improved ride for the customer.

Powertrain choices include the legendary 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which produces 350 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and up to 800 lb.-ft. of torque at only 1,600 rpm.

The most durable and reliable engine in its class, the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel features a best-in-class powertrain warranty at 5 years/100,000 miles. It also has major-overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles, providing more than a 100,000-mile advantage versus the competition.

The Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engine uses a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to virtually eliminate particulate matter emissions and an adsorber catalyst to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by as much as 90 percent, in order to meet stringent diesel emissions requirements.

Ram Heavy Duty is the only ¾ and one-ton pickup truck to offer a lower cost, lower maintenance alternative to Diesel Emission Fluid (DEF) injection systems to be used by competitors. It’s also the only truck in the segment to offer a manual transmission.

2011 Ram 3500 Dually Laramie

2011 Ram 3500 Dually Laramie

The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty comes standard with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engine, delivering 383 horsepower (286 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 N•m) at 4,000 rpm. The 5.7-liter HEMI was redesigned for 2009, with several new and improved technologies including Variable-valve Timing (VVT), increased compression ratio, active intake manifold with long runners for low-end torque and short runners for high-rpm power, improved cylinder head port flow efficiency and reduced-restriction exhaust and induction systems.

The 2011 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups offer a standard exhaust brake (diesel-equipped models only). This feature reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life and provides confidence and safety when hauling heavy loads on downhill grades. Large front (360 mm) and rear (358 mm) brakes with integrated Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) increase brake life and braking stability.

Customers in the heavy-duty segment have a range of needs, and most of them involve high levels of capability. The 2011 Ram 2500 and 3500 are designed to deliver a total package:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on 2500 4×4 crew cab diesel models of 9,600 pounds
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) on 3500 dually models with diesel, auto transmission and 4.10 rear axle of 24,500 pounds. With the Max Tow Package, GCWR is 25,400 pounds
  • GCWR on 3500 4×2 models of 24,000 pounds
  • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR):
  • 5,500 pounds on diesel 4×4 pickups
  • 5,000 pounds on diesel 4×2 pickups

Other towing features include improved trailer-tow mirrors with integrated turn signals, memory function and puddle lamps. The larger 7-in. x 11-in. trailer-tow mirrors offer improved visibility with larger convex glass surfaces. The mirrors flip up and out in a vertical configuration for improved visibility around wide trailers. Trailer-tow mirrors are standard on 3500. As an added convenience, a Class IV receiver is standard on all Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups.

The Ram Power Wagon also returns for the 2011 model year, equipped with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn® 12,000-pound winch that is accessible through the front bumper. The Ram Power Wagon also features new exterior graphics and a lower two-tone paint scheme.

2011 Ram 3500 Dually Laramie

2011 Ram 3500 Dually Laramie

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. 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.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500’s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 horsepower HEMI® V-8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 also was named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association in 2011.

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
  • The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models
  • Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. The top stories for the week ending September 22, 2011, include: A new television commercial debuted, touting the 2012 Chrysler 300; Chrysler Group LLC is recognized for its diversity; and the national labor contract between Chrysler Group LLC and the UAW has been extended through Oct. 19.

September 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group and the UAW have agreed to extend the current national labor contract through Oct. 19.

2011 Jeep Compass Hero

2011 Jeep Compass Hero

September 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand – a truly global icon in the automotive industry – is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

As part of this month’s ‘Jeep Celebration’ in full swing at participating Jeep dealerships, consumers who purchase eligible Jeep brand models today through Sept. 26 can take advantage of a new $500 Bonus Cash promotion.

Eligible consumers who purchase a 2011 or 2012 Jeep model, except for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, may be eligible for the $500 Bonus Cash.

The $500 Bonus Cash can be used in addition to most Customer Cash or attractive financing rates in effect during this period.

“The Jeep brand has plenty reason to celebrate. Our Grand Cherokee, all new in 2011, is the most awarded SUV ever, sales of every model in our Jeep lineup are up this year compared with the same period in 2010, and our Jeep Wrangler hit an all-time sales record in July.”

-Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

In addition to the Bonus Cash promotion, qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Liberty during September may be eligible for 0 percent financing for 60 months.

Qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Compass or Jeep Patriot may be eligible for 2.9 percent financing for 60 months, and qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be eligible for 1.9 percent financing for 60 months.

In lieu of attractive financing rates, consumers who purchase any 2011 Jeep model may be eligible for Customer Cash up to $3,000 during September.

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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