speed automatic transmission
Chrysler has announced that the company’s line of heavy duty pickups will be available with a new six speed automatic transmission for the 2012 model year.
The Ram Truck 2500 and 3500 HD models will boast the six cog automatic along with an available 6.7 liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel engine with a whopping 800 pound feet of torque at 1,500 rpm and 350 horsepower at 3,000 rpm. In 3500 trim, the combo offers a towing capacity of up to 22,750 pounds when equipped with an optional Max Tow package. Even more impressive, the Cummins oil burner manages to meet EPA emissions standards without the aggravation of having to use Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
There’s no word on what kind of fuel economy the new gearbox will bring to the big bad Ram models or how much the six speed automatic gearbox will set you back when it comes time to order your next pickup. We’re guessing tho mulberry purse se details will drop as we get closer to 2012. In the meantime, hit the jump to check out the full press release for yourself.
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Choice of legendary diesel and gasoline fueled powerplants
Available 6.7 liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel automatic produces 350 horsepower (261 kW) at
3,000 rpm and 800 lb. ft. of torque (1083 N 6.7 liter meets the most stringent of 50 state emission requirements without diesel exhaust fluid a class exclusive and includes a segment exclusive standard exhaust brake (diesel models only)
Standard 5.7 liter HEMI V 8 delivers 383 horsepower (286 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb. ft. of torque (542 N and features variable valve timing for greater efficiency and performance
New six speed automatic transmission
Standard electronic trailer brake controller on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie
New steering wheel with finger controls
New black front end on ST (Black grille, black front and rear bumper)
Ram 3500 Max Tow package features best in class 22,750 lb. maximum trailer weight and up to 30,000 lb.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
Ram Heavy Duty 2500 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) increases to 9,600 pounds from 9,000 pounds, a 600 lb. increase on crew cab and Mega Cab 4×4 models equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine
Tire pressure monitoring (TPM) system standard on Ram 2500Offered in 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
Available in eight distinct trim levels ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn
Exterior styling differentiates light duty and heavy duty models with unique grille, hood, wheels, badges, and bumpers
More than 20 safety and security features available
B20 package available to fleet customers only
June 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. Ram Truck brand continues to build on the award winning 25 mulberry purse 00 and 3500 HD lineup. Ram Truck and Cummins have developed an enhanced High Output Turbo Diesel offering an unsurpassed 800 lb. ft. of torque. Additionally Ram HD also has a Max Tow package option for the Ram 3500 with best in class 22,750 lb. maximum trailer weight and up to class leading 30,000 lb. Gross Combined Weight Rating ( mulberry purse GCWR). Sales Chrysler Group LLC. “Reliability and engine performance are tied for second named as extremely important by 73 percent of owners. 800 lb. ft. of torque combined with Ram Truck’s unsurpassed 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty and Cummins’ proven reputation for reliability are a direct response to our customers’ high expectations. We stand behind our commitment to build great trucks with best in class capabilities.”
The 2012 Ram Truck is about capability, including powertrain, towing and payload capacities, driving dynamics, premium amenities and styling that truly make it the ultimate heavy duty pickup truck.
The new 2012 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups incorporate some of the design cues from the Ram 1500. The Ram Heavy Duty pickup’s larger grille incorporates a taller hood that includes louvers on each side. Access to the front winch (on Power Wagon models) and tow hooks lead to a unique front bumper design. The new dual rear wheel fenders (3500 du mulberry purse ally only) are integrated into the box stamping and offer a smooth aerodynamic appearance.
The 2012 Ram Heavy Duty will be available in eight distinct trim levels ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn in the third quarter of 2011.