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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s edition includes Dodge launching the Dodge Dart Registry, a variety of awards for Chrysler Group vehicles, and Road to the Ram Jam features country music stars auctioning off their 2012 Ram 1500s – with proceeds going to charity.

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With support from the Ram Truck brand, two-time FIM Snowcross World champion, six-time national snocross champion and 10-time ESPN X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert will return to X Games Aspen 2013 to compete for the first-ever gold six-peat.

With support from the Ram Truck brand, two-time FIM Snowcross World champion, six-time national snocross champion and 10-time ESPN X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert will return to X Games Aspen 2013 to compete for the first-ever gold six-peat.

January 24, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. –  With support from the Ram Truck brand, two-time FIM Snowcross World champion, six-time national snocross champion and 10-time ESPN X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert will return to X Games Aspen 2013 to compete for the first-ever gold six-peat on Sunday, Jan. 27 on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo.

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2013 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab

2013 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab

  • 2013 Ram Chassis Cab goes far beyond competitive capability with best-in-class towing and best-in-class total cost of ownership
  • New 2013 Ram Chassis Cab includes significant upgrades to powertrain, frame, suspension, body, electrical architecture and interior
  • Legendary diesel power with new six-speed automatic and manual transmissions
  • 6.7-liter Cummins available with high output option producing 325 horsepower (242 kW) at 3,000 rpm and best-in-class 750 lb.-ft. of torque (559 N•m)
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers 383 horsepower (286 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 N•m), and features variable-valve timing for greater efficiency and performance (Ram 3500 Chassis Cab)
  • New Aisin AS69RC six-speed automatic transmission handles higher diesel output and offers enhanced power take-off (PTO) capability
  • Exclusive dual-inlet Ram Active Air in diesel models adjusts induction according to driving conditions for optimal performance
  • Best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change intervals on Cummins diesel
  • Advanced diesel engine cooling system enables 25-percent more heat rejection for harsh duty cycles when compared to previous design
  • Next-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system — more efficient energy
  • Innovative features combined with excellence in engineering make upfitting easy and less expensive
  • Only manufacturer to feature standard electronic stability control (ESC) on all models
  • New frame improvements include high-strength 50 KSI steel, eight cross member construction, C-channel rear rails to ensure continued unsurpassed noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), ride and handling characteristics
  • Integration of Powernet technology enables expansion of feature content by adding bandwidth to the truck’s electrical architecture
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles
  • Exterior design changes include new grilles and all-new premium lighting system with bi-functional halogen projector bulbs and LEDs for park/turn and side markers
  • New interior features include: Standard and premium vehicle information center, steering wheel and controls, instrument panel, door panels, interior colors and premium materials
  • Next-generation Uconnect Access combines a new lineup of smart media centers with a powerful new wireless platform that includes Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • New configurable premium vehicle information center with 7-inch multiview display available on SLT and standard on Laramie models
  • Best-in-class, new vehicle system interface module (VSIM)
  • New Passive Entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go

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2013 Ram 1500

2013 Ram 1500

  • Best-in-class fuel economy 18 city 25 highway:
    • New 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines) features 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V-6 powertrain
    • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing (VVT) provides 395 horsepower, 407 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V-8 trucks, beating competitive turbo V-6 engines
  • Class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8) standard equipment with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, doubles the amount of gears compared to previously available four-speed automatic transmission to greatly improve fuel economy and contribute to best-in-class standard V-6 towing
  • New eight-speed also available with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8– the Company’s first application with a V-8 (TorqueFlite 8 late availability)
  • New TorqueFlite 8 operated by an innovative dash-mounted, rotary e-shift design
  • First-in-segment Fuel Saver Technology: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • 2013 Ram 1500 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices average just over 1 percent higher than 2012 prices
  • Ram 1500 continues to be the best-value fullsize pickup in America with starting price of $23,585, including $995 destination charge
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with improved entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • New exterior design cues including all-new grille/fascia, improved quad projection headlamps and LED front turn signals and taillamps
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • New, upgraded interior features include: standard and premium multiview display, passive entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go, steering wheel and controls, wood accents, updated door panels, instrument panel, interior colors and premium materials
  • All-new, next-generation Uconnect Access debuts on the 2013 Ram 1500 with Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Uconnect Access combines a new lineup of smart media centers with a powerful new wireless platform
  • With Uconnect Access, Ram 1500 owners will have alternative ways to access new connected services and applications via the vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen display or the web
  • Next generation Uconnect system is designed to be forward-thinking, providing the freedom to upgrade to the latest features and services
  • Voice-recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreen displays and traditional controls provide Ram 1500 customers with a variety of ways to interact with their mobile phones, music, navigation system and applications
  • Ram 1500 now available with a premium, customizable, full-color 7-inch multiview display
  • Addition of Powernet vehicle architecture system allows new content with improved data speeds
  • Chrysler Group offers Ram 1500 customers expanded SiriusXM Radio channel lineup, with exclusive programming including new SiriusXM Latino channels, an automotive industry first
  • Sprint selected as the strategic partner to bring wireless connectivity and service delivery to the vehicle
  • New remote central locking RamBox cargo management system and tailgate combined with door locks
  • New rain sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlamps, power folding mirrors and power sliding rear window with defrost
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles

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Ram Runner

Ram Runner

Leaves Ford SVT Raptor in the Dust

  • Mopar Ram Runner 33 seconds faster than Ford SVT Raptor on punishing 4.73-mile loop
  • PickupTrucks.com declares Mopar Ram Runner the winner
2011Chrysler 300

2011Chrysler 300

May 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced a “No Payments for 90 Days” promotion on the retail purchase of all new 2012 Chrysler,  Jeep®, DodgeRam Truck, and FIAT brand models financed through Ally Financial or Chase Auto Finance.

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2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

  • Best-in-class fuel economy
  • New 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s Automotive 10 Best Engines) features 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V-6 powertrain
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing provides 395 horsepower, 407 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V-8 trucks (at least 10 percent better fuel economy when compared to 2012 V-8 powertrain)
  • Class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8), standard equipment with 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar, doubles the amount of gears compared to previously available four-speed automatic transmission to greatly improve fuel economy
  • New eight-speed also available with the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI – the Company’s first application with a V-8 (TorqueFlite 8 late availability)
  • New TorqueFlite 8 operated by an innovative dash-mounted, rotary e-shift design
  • First-in-segment Fuel Saving Technology: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with improved ingress/egress and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • New exterior design cues including all-new grille/fascia, improved quad projection headlamps and LED front turn signals and taillamps
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.363
  • New, upgraded interior features include: standard and premium vehicle information center, passive entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go, steering wheel and controls, wood accents, updated door panels, instrument panel, interior colors and premium materials
2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

2013 Ram 1500 New York Auto Show World Debut

  • All-new, next-generation Uconnect® Access debuts on the 2013 Ram 1500
  • Uconnect Access combines a new lineup of smart Media Centers with a powerful new wireless platform
  • With Uconnect Access, Ram 1500 owners will have alternative ways to access new connected services and applications via the vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen display or the web
  • Next generation Uconnect system is designed to be forward-thinking, providing the freedom to upgrade to the latest features and services
  • Voice-recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreen displays and traditional controls provide Ram 1500 customers with a variety of ways to interact with their mobile phones, music, navigation system and applications
  • Ram 1500 now available with a premium, customizable, full-color 7-inch vehicle information center
  • Addition of Powernet vehicle architecture system allows new content with improved data speeds
  • Chrysler Group offers Ram 1500 customers expanded Sirius XM Radio channel lineup, with exclusive programming including new SiriusXM Latino channels, an automotive industry first
  • Sprint selected as the strategic partner to bring wireless connectivity and service delivery to the vehicle
  • New remote central locking RamBox® cargo management system and tailgate combined with door locks
  • New rain sensing wipers, SmartBeam® headlamps, power folding mirrors and power sliding rear window with defrost
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles

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2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

  • The Weather Channel launches exclusive cross-platform “Responding by Storm” reports on network and digital platforms sponsored by Ram Truck brand
  • Reports track work of the First Response Team in action after U.S. weather disasters
  • Ram donates heavy-duty trucks to First Response Team
2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

January 26, 2012 , Auburn Hills – For 2012, Ram Truck will expand its model lineup by adding the new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited. Read the rest of this entry »

“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. This week’s edition looks at new interior images of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the announcement of the reopening of the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit where the Viper is built, the Pentastar V6 Engine named as one of Ward’s Auto’s 10 Best Engines, and the delivery of 10 plug-in hybrid Ram pickups to DTE Energy.

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