Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dodge Reveals Redesigned '09 Ram

Dodge recently introduced its completely redesigned 2009 Ram pickup truck, which has an all-new exterior plus more powerful engines, and other new features. The top engine is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 rated 380 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 310 hp and 330-lb-ft of torque, and a 3.7-liter V-6 developing 215 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque also are offered. A new, first-in-segment multi-link coil-spring rear suspension improves ride quality and handling performance without reducing payload (which is up to 1,840 pounds) and towing capacity (up to 9,000 pounds, depending on options).

Ram buyers will be able to choose from four-and five-speed automatic transmissions, as well as part-time and on-demand 4WD transfer cases. The interior is also completely revamped and the new Ram is offered in regular cab, Quad Cab and crew cab configurations.

There are three box lengths; 8' with the regular cab, a medium 6' 4" on regular cabs and Quad Cabs, and a new-for-2009 box length of 5'7" with crew cabs only. Five trim levels are offered: ST, SLT, TRX, Sport, and the top-of-the-line Laramie.

Pricing and the on-sale date have not yet been announced.


Anonymous said...

Crew cab box down to 5'7".. The Mega Cab would have taken over the
market if we could have ever gotten a long bed on it. A great new truck with a fresh new handicap to work with.

Anonymous said...

We've heard the same thing around here; customers willing to sacrafice the interior of the Mega Cab for the bed length; but were doing so jumping to Ford trucks. They don't want to give up all the cab space; and the Super Crew Ford gave them adequate cab room; and the full length box.