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2007 Dodge Ram 1500: The Only Pickup Truck with Legendary HEMI® Power and Fuel-saving MDS Technology

The Dodge Ram 1500 sparked the light-duty pickup truck market by offering legendary HEMI® power wîth Chrysler Group's fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS). Combined wîth a hydroformed and fully boxed frame, independent front suspension and the most distinguished pickup truck styling on the market, Dodge Ram 1500 distances itself from the competition in refinement, safety, stability, comfort and design.

'Dodge Ram 1500 owners want a truck as much for its innovation as for its extroverted design and superior capability,' said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. 'With the only fuel-saving technology available in the full-size pickup truck market, coupled wîth the award-winning 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 provides the performance customers demand.'

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 earns the flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) designation wîth its 4.7-liter V-8 engine, providing customers the option of E-85 ethanol fuel. (concept carz) In addition, Dodge Ram 1500 continues to strengthen its customer appeal wîth optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP), remote start, standard electronic transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system on four-wheel-drive models, power-sliding rear window, bucket seats, full-screen navigation radio and a DVD entertainment system.

'WHAT'S NEW FOR 2007'

Interior

- YES Essentials® Stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric incorporated into vehicles wîth cloth seats
- Power accessory delay
Powertrain / Chassis

- E85 compatible 4.7-liter V-8 engine (Flexible Fuel Vehicle—FFV)
- Optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Safety & Security

- Optional remote start
- One-touch, three-blink lane change feature
DESIGN

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.7 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 215 hp
Torque: 235 ft-lbs

Engine : 4.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 235 hp
Torque: 300 ft-lbs

Engine : 5.6 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 345 hp
Torque: 375 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic, 5-speed Automatic
'Dodge Ram 1500 communicates strength and power,' said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design, Chrysler Group. 'The Dodge Ram design continues to be a head-turning, unique approach to the full-size pickup truck market.'

Dodge Ram 1500's fully chromed, ingot-like grille sits over a massive front bumper, creating a bold and protective image. The substantial grille remains a mainstay of the Dodge Ram design signature, wîth a large crosshair as the focal point featuring the signature ram's head.

Large, angular headlamp modules utilize halogen bulbs that provide optimal light intensity and beam spectrum. Optional 20-inch chrome wheels further distinguish the Dodge Ram 1500.

Úpscale finishes, including Maple Pommele accents on the instrument panel and doors, chromed accents on the control knobs, and French-stitched leather seats, create an appealing atmosphere. Consistent angles and cut lines are evident throughout the interior, delivering a clean and simple form that is functional and methodical in appearance.

Optional bucket seats wîth available leather trim provide substantial bolstering and generous support while adding a rich appearance to the Dodge Ram 1500's interior.

ENGINEERING


'Keeping in mind that more and more truck buyers use their vehicles for both work and personal use, the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 strikes a perfect balance of comfort and refinement wîth exceptional capability,' said Mike Donoughe, Vice President – Body-on-Frame Product Team. 'The ride is refined while controlled, the §teering is taut, and the cab is quiet – all of which add up to a very poised yet very durable and capable truck.'

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 features a hydroformed, fully boxed frame and suspension that deliver a smooth, confident and highly capable driving experience.

All 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 models feature monotube shock absorbers, utilized in a coil-over shock absorber and double-wishbone front suspension configuration that results in a controlled and predictable ride wîth superb handling.

The Hotchkiss-design rear suspension uses leaf springs that reduce wheel hop and deliver exceptional durability. Spring rates provide a poised ride when unloaded, and stable, confident handling when fully loaded to its 6,800-lb. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

With the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, Dodge Ram 1500 features the first-ever fully functioning cylinder-deactivation system – MDS – on a pickup truck. The HEMI V-8 engine can transition from eight cylinders to four in 40 milliseconds – quicker than the blink of an eye. Improved fuel economy is realized without any change in customer experience, as drivers receive the benefit of MDS without changing their driving habits. Customers will experience fuel economy gains of up to 20 percent under certain driving conditions.

Adding to the fuel-efficiency formula, the Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 model is equipped wîth a front-axle-disconnect system, designed to disengage the front-axle driveshaft when operating in two-wheel drive. This minimizes the front-drive system's energy consumption and improves fuel economy.

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 also features reduce-drag brake calipers, low-rolling resistance tires and a rear spoiler to improve vehicle aerodynamics. The spoiler is positioned on the rear liftgate.

Source - Dodge
 
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