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The Evolution of the Ram Truck

THE EVOLUTION OF THE RAM TRUCK 1917 Dodge started producing trucks 1933 Dodge used a ram's head as a hood ornament to show ruggedness 1981 The first year Dodge pickup trucks actually bore the Ram name Model designations included: "D" for 2-wheel drive • "W" for 4-wheel drive • 150, 250, and 350 for half-ton, three-quarter-ton, and one-ton hauling 1988 The 5.2-liter V8 engine included electronic fuel injection for the first time 1992 3.9- and 5.2-liter engines were termed "Magnum" to signify a power boost 1994 An all-new Ram was introduced The largest full-size standard cab pickup on the market • The V1o boasted 300 horsepower and 450 ft-lbs of torque • First pickup with standard driver airbag and optional 4-wheel ABS 1998 The Quad Cab made its debut, allowing easier loading and unloading of cargo 2003 Optional 5-speed automatic was introduced for 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines 2006 Fuel efficiency of the 5.7-liter V8 improved with a new multi-displacement system 2007 New options for stability control and keyless remote starting were introduced 2009 The newest generation of Rams was unveiled • Smoother ride, lighter weight, and better off-road performance 2013 2013 Ram 1500 Best-in-class 25 highway mpg Available award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine • Available TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission PROVIDED BY JOHN L SULLIVAN # Jeep mam www.yubacitycardealer.com Sources: http://www.edmunds.com/dodge/ram-pick- up-1500/history.html http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_1500/#trades- man/bright_white_clear_coat/mono http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/#ram_1500

The Evolution of the Ram Truck

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1981 marked the first year that Dodge pickup trucks actually bore the Ram name! These models included “D” for 2-wheel drive and “W” for 4-wheel drive. Learn about other milestones in the evolu...

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