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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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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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Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I go through the steps needed to pair up your phone into your Media Center radio.

Now, remember to make sure that your phone is compatible by going to Dodge.com/Uconnect as well as making sure that your Media Center radio is equipped with Uconnect connectivity. (Just because there’s a Uconnect button DOES NOT mean that your radio has Uconnect! The only to truly tell is to push the voice button to see if it’s supported.)

It may seem intimidating at first, but trust us, it’s extremely easy! Unlike the other processes we’ve helped you with, this task uses only the on-board Voice Command System. So all you need to do is press the Uconnect button and follow the steps outlined in the video.

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 radio, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

Media Center Radios come equipped in many different Chrysler Group Vehicles, including but not limited to, the 2011 Chrysler 200Jeep Grand CherokeeRam 1500Dodge Durango, and more! 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 go through the steps needed to load music into your Media Center radio. In this episode I show you how to upload music using either a CD or a USB device, such as a jump drive or a memory card reader.

It may seem intimidating at first, but trust us, it’s extremely easy! Now you can load all of your tunes into your Media Center Radio‘s HDD and not have to worry about dragging along that book full of CD’s or even have to worry about keeping that iPod charged. All your music is right there in the radio!

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your radio, or have suggestions on topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

Media Center Radios come equipped in many different Chrysler Group Vehicles, including but not limited to, the 2011 Chrysler 200, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, and more! 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 go through the steps needed to navigate using your Media Center 430N (RHB) radio. In this episode I show you how to set your home address, use the “Guide Me Home” function, as well as how to navigate to a specific address using the built in Navigation system. This particular radio uses the exact same navigation system as the Garmin Nuvi, so if you’re familiar with one of those, you’re in luck! This should be a breeze!

The RHB radio can be found in many Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, including but not limited to the Ram 1500Dodge DurangoJeep Grand Cherokee, and the all new Chrysler 200. See your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer for more details.

Media Center 430 (REN)

Media Center 430 (REN)

If you’re having trouble identifying which Media Center radio you have in your vehicle, simply look for the three letter code in the bottom right corner of your radio, as seen on the Media Center 430 (REN) above.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your radio, or have suggestions on topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

Today I’m in the video spirit, so I present you with this week’s “Under the Pentastar,” as well as video from the SRT Experience we posted about last week.  Enjoy the videos!

The top stories from Chrysler Group LLC for the week of July 8, 2011

Stories include: Ram 1500 named by Edmonds.com as one of the consumer’s top vehicles for 2011, Chrysler Drive Experience, Chrysler 300 named top car for July and the SRT track experience.

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!

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I go through the steps needed to navigate using your Media Center 730N (RER) radio. In this episode I show you how to set your home address, use the “Guide Me Home” function, as well as how to navigate to a specific address using the built in Navigation system.

The RER radio can be found in many Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, including but not limited to the Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the all new Chrysler 300. See your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer for more details.

2011 Ram Laramie Long Horn

2011 Ram Laramie Long Horn with 730N Media Center Radio

If you have the 430N or any of the other navigation radios found in Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles and feel left out, rest assured we will get to you soon! We will also be covering how to pair up your phone with the Media Center Radios, as we did in the past with the Uconnect 8.4 Radio in the all new 2011 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, as well as the 2011 Dodge Journey.

With all this technology, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re behind the wheel. Here’s what Chrysler Group LLC and Jeff Schuster with J.D. Power & Associates recently had to say about this issue:

June 29, 2011 9:44 AM- As more automotive manufacturers provide drivers with more electronic features and improved in-vehicle connectivity, expect to see a legislative effort to try to keep the roads safe from distracted driving.

That’s the prediction from J.D. Power & Associates‘ Executive Director of Automotive Intelligence Jeff Schuster. In the video above, our Betty Carrier-Newman continues her conversation with Schuster on a range of current auto industry topics.

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

In the latest installment, Schuster talks about what we can expect in vehicle connectivity, and what Chrysler Group is doing to ensure its Uconnect and related systems are intuitive and lets drivers stay focused on the road ahead.

As a reminder, in December 2009, Chrysler Group implemented a company-wide policy that prohibits employees and contractors from texting while driving.

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

Take a look behind the scenes of  Chrysler Group‘s early and extensive testing and validation process for ease of use of the new UConnect advanced hands-free communication system. The system is currently in the Dodge Journey, Charger and the Chrysler 300. It offers users the opportunity to use their mobile devices wirelessly via bluetooth to make phone calls, stream music, and a host of other great features. Certain radios also offer navigation, as well as being able to control the climate inside of the vehicle! Check out the video above to see some of the extensive research and development that went into making the Uconnect radio system so user friendly.

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

Also, Brandl Motors has introduced a new video series called the “Brandl Media Minute” starring yours truly. We will be going through the finer points of how to operate some of the advanced systems found on today’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicles. The first episode covers how to pair your bluetooth enabled phone with your Uconnect 8.4 Radio found in the 2011 Dodge Journey, Charger, and Chrysler 300. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

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 Dodge Journey

2011 Dodge Journey

From the Chrysler Blog:

After Ram Truck and Jeep® Brands‘ big honors last fall from the Texas Automotive Writers Association, Dodge and FIAT brands held their owin in the 2011 TAWA Spring Roundup. Earlier yesterday, TAWA finished its annual Spring Roundup, and announced award winners in seven categories after reviewing 50 vehicles.

Family Car of Texas: 2011 Dodge Journey

The 2011 Dodge Journey is the “Swiss army knife” of family transportation, designed with loads of features families appreciate. Examples include a new, well-crafted interior, versatile seven-passenger seating and storage options and abundant safety features.

2011 Dodge Journey Interior

2011 Dodge Journey Interior

Journey also offers clever features that make family time on the road more enjoyable — like the new high-tech entertainment Uconnect Touch 8.4 infotainment screen.

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

For 2011, the Journey also offers a new world-class powertrain, the available 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 paired with a six-speed transmission to deliver 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and excellent fuel economy of up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Click Here to read more about the 2011 Dodge Journey

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

Chrysler released a video yesterday afternoon that goes into depth about their TPMS system that is equipped on most newer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. TPMS means Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which is the series of sensors located inside the tire that communicates with the vehicles computer, telling drivers when the pressure has dropped in one of the four tires.

TPMS Light

TPMS Light

Chrysler explains not only the operation of their TPMS system, but also offers some tips for how to keep your tires properly inflated to the correct pressure, as well as explaining how to obtain proper pressure on the Ram 2500. With the Ram 2500, the proper air pressure will vary from 45 to 70 psi, depending on whether the truck is empty or loaded down.

TPMS Wheel Sensors

TPMS Wheel Sensors

In other news, it appears Chrysler has addressed the issues iPhone users have been having with the 730N radio (RER).

Previously, users had intermittent connectivity when using Bluetooth to connect their iPhone 4 to a RER radio. The software upgrade is designed to eliminate any “disconnects” and give customers uninterrupted service.

Media Center 730N (RER) Radio

Media Center 730N (RER) Radio

The software upgrade is covered under the 3-year/36,0000-mile warranty, and possibly under some service contracts. For specific details in your case and to schedule an appointment to upgrade your 730N radio (RER) for the iPhone 4 compatibility issues, contact your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® or Ram dealer.

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

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