Ram Goes To War And Lets Loose A NUKE – As in 25 mpgUS highway!

Discussion in 'Chrysler' started by xcel, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. I've seen a couple fiat Ducato style vans. Maybe dodge is going to those. They have 4 or 5 different engine options overseas, and a bunch of cab configurations.
    I thought they dropped the sprinter back to MB already?
     
  2. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Ahhh-yeah-smart move-didn't know they dumped the Sprinter.
    In the diesel form it was so expensive-
    Yeah-lose the stench of MB .
    Who would have thought-Fiat might do what MB couldn't/wouldn't.
    Save Chrysler/Dodge
    Of course the Pentastar must predate Fiat- but they are bringing it to market-so they get some credit.
    Besides-the Italians always make pretty metal-no dull German styling-or arrogant Deutcher "Americans are lazy stupid etc" attitude that sinks any co-operative deal.
    'We haff ways to make you talk"
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I should make this into its own News story but the vid is pretty good and I wanted to get it up ASAP.



    Mike Raymond is the Chief Engineer for the Ram 1500

    He has over 30 years of Chrysler experience in Vehicle Assembly and Dynamics, Structural and Chassis Engineering.

    And probably most important of all, he drives his own personal Ram Truck to hunt, tow, and hauling snowboard and ski gear.

    Wayne
     
  4. 50 mpg by 2012

    50 mpg by 2012 Well-Known Member

    Just got me dreamin' ... remember the mini-motorhomes in the 1970s based on those small pickups ...

    Fun times!
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    There will be one 2013 Ram 1500's with the Pentastar V6 at the MAMA Fall Rally I will be attending all day tomorrow. I am not sure if it is the 3.21 or 3.55 final but that will have to discovered tomorrow morning.

    Wayne
     
  6. 2RR2NV

    2RR2NV Ultimate Newbie

    GO WAYNE!!

    i really wish they would build a 1/2 ton diesel... can you imagine how it would do then?
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi 2RR2NV:

    I am writing up the MAMA Fall Rally story with the RAM 1500 results as I type. And they are good ones too! For a sneak peak, check the gallery ;)

    Wayne
     
  8. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    50mpg wrote
    Just got me dreamin' ... remember the mini-motorhomes in the 1970s based on those small pickups ...
    Fun times!

    Yeah- I remember them-and I don't think they even had a 6 cyl in the pickups yet-hard to believe they used just a well under 100 hp 4 cyl-I think my 1986 4 cyl was just 105 hp or so.I had a neon green 1976 Toyota pickup-lotta odd colors back then!
    I saw a much later version-late 80's- of a Toyota camper mini-motorhome on CL locally about a year ago. I was slightly tempted.
    Charlie
     

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