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The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - carfanatics - 04-05-2012 10:06 AM

Chrysler
Photo credit: Chrysler
April 5, 2012
By: CF staff

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April 5, 2012 , New York - Ram 1500 – the most recognizable pickup on the road – delivers best-in-class fuel economy with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems including a more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine and first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.

“The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world and delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency, new technology and new features while upgrading the interior and exterior,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico — Chrysler Group LLC. “We changed every area of the truck – from a newly designed frame with air suspension, to a new eight-speed transmission to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect® system.

“With best-in-class towing and payload, best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 delivers unmatched content, performance and capability to our customers,” Diaz added.
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RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - Thed - 04-05-2012 10:18 AM

facepalm It is definitely NOT the best-looking half-ton in the world. Those new projectors are hideous.


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - DougDrivesDodge - 04-05-2012 10:50 AM

by far the best looking half ton. drool AMAZING interior and the 8 SPEED IS MATCHED TO THE HEMI FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!!!!! :OHYEAH!:



eat shit ford :smile:


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - Wings4Life - 04-05-2012 11:20 AM

Although the 147lb weight savings seems appreciable, it will not really be noticed when the vehicle weighs as much as it does. I think that equates to about 13 gal of fuel, for reference. I could barely tell if my Ford truck had a full tank, at about 35 gal.

And since I am never short on tooting the Ford horn, new F series will be over 4X that weight savings.

All in all, nice updates.


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - nell_z - 04-05-2012 11:52 AM

rockon

frak yeah its the best looking!! Can't wait for the Hemi/8-speed combo!! Should get 25 highway easily.


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - AudiR8 - 04-05-2012 01:01 PM

Best looking? Looks like the 2012 model took a bath in chrome.idk


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - carfanatics - 04-05-2012 02:38 PM






RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - Wings4Life - 04-05-2012 04:19 PM

Electronic shifter.
nice.

Lots of saved space. Not sure I like it as a rotary knob that looks like an HVAC control tho.


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - All-Or-Nothing - 04-05-2012 04:54 PM

Shifters are slowly disappearing. This is for the better I think.


Wonderful interior.....bow

Wonderful specs........bow




Just need a grill "chrome" delete option. :2thumbsup:


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - MOPAR74 - 04-05-2012 05:36 PM

http://www.allpar.com is saying the 8spd on the V6 or the Hemi will result in 20% better MPG, regardless of the fact both engines are more powerful than the last.


badassrockon:2thumbsup:


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - DougDrivesDodge - 04-05-2012 07:29 PM

MOPAR74;194206 Wrote:http://www.allpar.com is saying the 8spd on the V6 or the Hemi will result in 20% better MPG, regardless of the fact both engines are more powerful than the last.


badassrockon:2thumbsup:

oh2o is saying the 8 speed is in every 2014 GC as well. including the SRT...bow


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - MOPAR74 - 04-05-2012 07:44 PM

bowbowbow


frak yesrockon


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - MOPAR74 - 04-05-2012 07:45 PM

DougDrivesDodge;194261 Wrote:
MOPAR74;194206 Wrote:http://www.allpar.com is saying the 8spd on the V6 or the Hemi will result in 20% better MPG, regardless of the fact both engines are more powerful than the last.


badassrockon:2thumbsup:

oh2o is saying the 8 speed is in every 2014 GC as well. including the SRT...bow



This must mean that the Charger/300/Challenger will finally be getting the 8spd also then in all versionbeer


Look for a Hemi Charger to get CLOSE to 30mpgbadass


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - Chevroletguy - 04-05-2012 08:45 PM

Dodge has taken fullsize pickups to a new level. Looks like GM will need to bring their A game next year.


RE: The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the most capable, best-looking half-ton pickup in the world - LovemyFord - 04-05-2012 08:52 PM

So one of the guys that I work with that is a Ram nut and I were talking about this truck today. While I understand the Electronic Shift knob, we actually both have a concern about the placement of it. Right where the old knob for 4X4 went...Yes the new 4x4 buttons are below...YOU ALL KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, so idiot is going to be driving along, need to switch into 4 high...well, I hope there is safety built into that transmission selector, otherwise good night tranny! He called it job security.

As for subjective looks...Nooooope!

8 speed good idea, just want to see how much gear jumping it does towing.

Should help increase in sales, helping UAW and Italy make more money!!! :tounge: