Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept Announced!

ram-1500-rumble-bee-concept-front-static1-600-001Chrysler teased that Ram would have a surprise to show over the weekend.  Turns out the concept Ram truck is a blast from the past.

About a decade ago, Ram had a special truck that was inspired by a muscle car of the late ‘60s, the Super Bee.  At the Woodware Dream Cruise, as promised, Ram showed off the next step for the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee in the form of a concept truck with a new HEMI engine.

In a press release Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, said, “The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee continues to have a strong fan base and what better place to celebrate its 10-year anniversary than Woodward Dream Cruise.  There’s a lot of energy surrounding concept trucks and buzz models, and the Ram Design Team revels in creating something that is unique for our customers to enjoy.”

The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee is coated in the perfect color, a honey yellow paint with black added into help accentuate the color on places such as the front grille.  What’s really cool is on the rear cab is a special decal of a speed-demon bee (complete with helmet) and is connected to the Mopar cover with a honey-comb black stripe.  It looks really cool!

The same decal is used on the interior door panel, but that’s not the real highlight.  It’s not even the sport-mesh insert on the seats.  The coolest part is on the gear select knob.  It’s a honey bee cased in resin on a honey-comb background.

So there it is, the mystery Ram 1500 in all it’s glory.  Here’s a video from Chrysler with a detailed breakdown of the truck:

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Ram Trucks Improve Tech to Improve Fuel Efficiency

2013-ram-1500Gas prices are always a concern whenever it comes to picking out a car.  The recent roller-coaster trend that the gas prices have been going through is disconcerting to anyone.  That price has been a major factor for anyone stepping into a dealership looking for a new or pre-owned car.  For a truck driver, it has to be even more of a concern.  Thankfully, while trucks have been traditionally seen as fuel hogs, Ram is making great endeavors to make their trucks even more fuel efficient.

The Chronicle Herald took a look at how each truck maker is handling this new demand from their customers in having fuel efficient trucks.  Here’s the list of the methods Ram is taking to give their truck drivers the best possible and most fuel efficient trucks.

One type of technology is cylinder deactivation.  In Ram trucks, this is known as the Multi-Displacement System.  All that is fancy speak for making sure the truck isn’t using more cylinders than necessary.  If only four cylinders are needed, then only four are used.  When more force is required more of them will activate.  This in turn helps to save fuel.

Next is the an eight speed transmission.  Other truck builders use six-speed transmissions, but Ram is offering up eight on certain models.  The benefits of this are “Key benefits to having more gears include low highway-cruising revs, improved refinement and enhanced power delivery.”

The last bit of tech being used in Ram trucks to help save you gas is “Variable Valve Timing.”  This is a term that most muscle car drivers will know of.  What this does is let the vehicle’s engine computer system control performance by opening up valves when needed.  The system is constantly making sure fuel efficiency is being properly met.

For more information on Ram and the trucks using these fantastic technologies to improve fuel economy for the drive, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.