Ram Caves Contest Builds Dream Garages for 3 Lucky Winners

Ram Caves

Last year, Ram Trucks announced that it would be sending out designers Timothy Dahl, Brett McKay, and Bob Vila to three lucky Ram owners to give them a proper “Ram Cave.” Every new garage would be built to meet the needs of each winner, whether if it means starting with a bare-bones garage or giving a great garage an extra special touch.

Yesterday, the Ram Trucks channel premiered the videos of all three winners getting their garage makeovers. Timothy Dahl went to meet Lee in Portland and show off the new Ram 1500. Bob Vila headed out to Prior Lake, Minnesota to meet with Rachel, who had won the contest for her father Dan, and show off the Ram 2500. Finally, Brett McKay took off for Maryland with the Ram 3500 to meet with Randy and his family. Randy’s wife had been diagnosed a year ago with breast cancer, and with the new Ram Cave, he will be able to continue his work on Ram Trucks and be closer to his family.

Check out all three Ram Cave episodes below:

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2014 Ram 1500 Diesel Announced!

2014-Ram-1500-Diesel-pickup-announced1It was the worst-kept secret, but still something fans demanded. The 2014 model of the Ram 1500 will now be offered with a diesel engine!

The diesel engine that will be offered is the same that will be in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. It’s rated at 240 HP and has 420 lb-ft of torque. According to Auto Evolution, the towing capabilities are comparable to the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 Ram and has improved fuel efficiency. The complete figures have not been fully revealed yet.

The pricing, however, has been shown. The EcoDiesel V6 will run an additional $2,850 to the 1500. The starting price of the 2014 Ram 1500 is $24,200.

For buyers not wanting diesel, the 1500 will still be available with the Pentastar V6 and 5.7 Hemi V8. All of the available engines will have eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2013 Ram 1500: Giving The Competition a Run for Their Money

ram1500_02It’s time for a good old fashion showdown between the most popular trucks on the market.  New York Daily News took a look at the popular 2013 Ram 1500 and saw how it stacked up next to the competition.  What was their conclusion?  It was that Ford and Chevrolet better be worried.

The Ram truck is a staple of American engineering for heavy-duty trucks.  The official origins for the Ram started around 1981, but the ram hood ornament has been a feature since the Great Depression.  Since then, the Ram has undergone quite a number of since then and is now poised to really shake up the established thought when it comes to trucks.

The 2013 Ram 1500 especially is looking to combine refined luxury covering powerful capability.  The redesign of Ram as the article puts it “attempts to innovate along with Chevy and Ford rather than follow while undercutting their prices.”  While there is a sense of gimmick in some of the features, such as the sidewall storage compartments or the “Rambox”, but many others would be considered class leading, such as eight speed transmission and electrical steering.

Where the Ram 1500 really shines is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eight speed automatic transmission.  The transmission is 10 percent more fuel efficient  than a six-speed and almost 15 percent more than five-speed.

For the pricing, it’s not hard to see it’s the choice for any driver looking for the best valued truck on the market.

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Ram Makes Thank-You Video for 1500 Being Named Truck of Texas

When someone does something good for it, it’s only proper and polite to write a thank-you note.

Now, in this case the someone is Texas and the ones writing a thank-you note is Ram.  They owe the state a big ol’ piece of gratitude.  The problem is that it doesn’t seem possible to mail out individual letters to each and every resident of the state, so a more creative means needs to be devised.

Ram put together a montage of striking Texan imagery in a video they put together in appreciation of the honor of being the “Truck of Texas.”  The resounding message carried over in the video is how humbling the truck maker is.  Take a look at the video for yourself:

Not too long ago, the Ram 1500 was named by the Texas Auto Writers Association to be the “2013 Truck of Texas.”  The reasoning behind this choice was thanks to the amazing 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine as well as the Best-in-Class fuel efficiency.

For more information on the Ram 1500, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can view our new and used inventory online.  Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to see our monthly specials.

2013 Ram 1500: Built For Stop-and-Start Traffic

ram1500_03Gas prices might be on the decline, but that doesn’t stop anyone from wanting to keep that cost down overall.  Fuel economy is important to drivers.  The recent state of the economy showed just how much the average consumer cared about staying away from the pump as much as possible.  The automakers noticed this.  A major selling point of newer vehicles has been based around fuel efficiency.

That’s here the new 2013 Ram 1500 comes in.  Thanks to the Stop-Start technology it has; drivers will have improved fuel efficiency by 1 mph in city driving.

The Ram 1500 HFE models come with a high-performance starter that includes the Stop-Start system.  That is for both the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar or 5.7L V-8 HEMI engine.

What is the Stop-Start system?  It’s a very smart little do-hickey that stops the engine when the truck is at a complete stop.  A stop is based on the amount of brake pressure the driver puts on the pedal.  That means if you don’t want to stop the engine completely, then you can use soft braking.

This perk is definitely intended for anyone who has to deal with excess traffic.  Anyone who’s driven into New York through any of the tunnels knows how stop and go it can get.  How this system works during these conditions is that the stop-start turns on during the first off.  As long as you stay under 5 mph, the engine continues to run to maintain the heating or AC.  Another awesome aspect is that if the 1500 is stopped for a lengthy period of time and if it detects that the temperature is rising or decreasing, then the engine will restart to turn on the heater or the AC.

No worries about this feature wearing out fast because of what it does.  Yes there’s an additional load of work placed on the starter, alternator, and battery; the components were upgraded to handle it.

Its features like these that are compelling so many to recognize just how amazing the Ram 1500 is.

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2013 Ram 1500 Proudly Displayed

Ram has been having a big week recently. They have already captured the the attention of truck lovers by showing off their new entries into the heavy duty truck category with the reveal of the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500. It appears they are wanting to make sure to not have that enthusiasm go anywhere and have a new way of keeping people aware of their amazing upcoming product line.

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Chrysler Group headquarters is sporting a new look. Draped around the front of the building is a fifteen stories high, 140 feet wide, 210 feet tall wrap that is all about the 2013 Ram 1500. It’s a remarkable sight that plays very much into the slogan that Ram has of “Guts, Glory, Ram.” Chrysler is so proud of the new truck, they want anyone within sight to be reminded of it.

The 2013 Ram 1500 has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine under the hood and has an all-new air suspension system. The truck also has the best-in-class 25 miles-per-gallon fuel economy. The new Ram will also have a stronger frame with more high-strength steel.

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Details Begin to Emerge on the 2013 Ram 1500

Ram has been really prepping up the 2013 Ram 1500 to come out the gate strong. Not one to be outdone by the upcoming Dodge Dart, Ram wants to steal some spotlight. Pickuptrucks.com has a more detailed breakdown of just how Ram is making sure that the truck enthusiasts of the world will be looking their way when the new 1500 hits the streets.

The website quotes an interview with Bob Hegbloom, the director of Ram brand, in which he lists off the improvements being implemented into the new design. Many of these new tech upgrades are being made to improve things such as the pickup’s fuel economy in the way of a new Pentastar V-6 engine with an eight speed transmission. There’s also an extensive use of lightweight materials for this goal. It’s still going to be several months before Ram puts out the stats on the fuel economy to see if they can pull it off.

The new 1500 is expected to hit the dealerships this fall. No pricing has been announced as of yet but it hasn’t left truck drivers uninterested in speculating. The move to better efficiency is definitely a step in the right direction. The market is there for a truck, even the heavy duty models, with a lower initial investment and maintenance costs.

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