Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Pickup Concept

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Chrysler's latest concept takes the idea of a pickup truck and then supersizes it.


The new Dodge Ram concept is a full 24 feet of long-hauling power complete with a six-cylinder, 6.7 high output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine and six-speed Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission.


Designed for long-haul trips, this Dodge truck has a mid-ship fuel tank and full Kelderman air suspension. It has a 170 gallon fuel capacity, a result of possessing a second frame-mounted tank and a third (optional) bed-mounted auxiliary tank.


Long-Hauler by the numbers:




  • 24 ft long

  • 9,300 lbs total weight

  • 197.4 inch extended wheel base

  • 19.5 inch Alcoa aluminum wheels

  • 37,500 lbs maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating

  • 170 gallons fuel capacity

  • 6 cylinder diesel engine

  • 800 lb-ft torque


The more luxury-oriented features included in the mega cab passenger compartment are leather seats, a DVD player with overhead screen, rear center console with refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables, a safe, wi-fi capability and a laptop storage area.

The concept model will be toured around America for the next 8 months in order for Chrysler to gauge the public's opinion. What do you think of the long-hauler?

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