2012 Ram 1500

ST RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab Short V6 auto trans

ST RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab Short V6 auto trans

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2012 Ram 1500
2012 Ram 1500
Although it's now three years since the Ram 1500's last redesign, the big pickup has kept current thanks to continual updates. Take the truck's automatic transmission, for instance. Mechanically speaking, the five-speed automatic previously used in the Ram really featured six forward gears (second gear actually consisted of two gears--one accessed during upshifting, and another used during downshifts). The "new" six-speed transmission is virtually identical to the five-speed, but it has been recalibrated so that both of those "second gears" are now individual gears. A revised torque converter is also bundled with the transmission, which allegedly improves fuel economy. The Ram's segment-exclusive coil-spring, multilink rear suspension helps it stand out, as do other practical innovations, such as the lockable RamBox storage bins in the fenders. Like most pickups, the Ram is available in numerous configurations, with three cab styles, three bed lengths, three engines, and numerous trim levels. Electronic and infotainment choices include a media center with a 30-gigabyte hard drive, a navigation system, a surround-sound audio system, and an optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The Ram 1500 is far from a show truck, though. Its available 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 produces 390 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough for some serious hauling.
2012 Ram 1500 Red Wings Ad
Chrysler has a long history of offering creative special-edition packages across all of its brands. Many are inspired by the company's decades-long heritage and history of desirable models. But lately, the company has reached out to other companies and brands for the creation of special editions, including fashion designer John Varvatos for a special-edition Chrysler 300, as well as the Detroit Red Wings hockey team for a special-edition Ram 1500.
Chrysler PHEV Town Country Minivan
Chrysler's plug-in hybrid-electric minivan project is taking another baby step toward production by entering its second phase. Three PHEV Chrysler Town & Country vans have been delivered to the Sacramento Municipal Utitly District, where they will hit the open road and help with the data collection process.
Todd Lassa In Front Of 2013 Ram 1500
On the latest episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang passes the mic off to Motor Trend Detroit editor Todd Lassa for a look at the most important unveilings from the New York auto show floor.
2013 Ram 1500 Side Fred Diaz
Ram is ready to make fuel economy the new trailer tow rating. The 2013 Ram 1500 is promising best-in-class fuel economy thanks to the Pentastar V-6 and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Don’t worry, there’s still a Hemi V-8 that’ll tow as much as it did last year and that engine can now be paired with an eight-speed automatic.
2012 Ram 1500 Caballo Diablo Front End
Though Mopar’s official concepts may have stolen the show at this year’s Jeep Easter Safari in Moab, Utah, three notable entries from Venchurs Vehicle Systems also ignited off-road enthusiasts’ passion. When you bring a bulletproof Ram 1500 that breathes fire and a machine gun-packing Jeep pickup out to Moab, it’s easy to see why. Caballo Diablo For this radical concept, Venchurs covered the cabin of a 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed with a lightweight “Dragon Skin” ballistic armor capable of resisting AK-47 ammunition. The custom truck also gets a KORE off-road suspension, heavy-duty axle package, tactical front bumper meant to increase its approach angle, and optional Night Vision System-compatible cockpit. But the pièce de résistance of the Caballo Diablo is its flame-throwing “Dragon’s Mouth” defense system, which projects a wall of fire around the truck. The Caballo Diablo comes standard with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine producing 390 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, though an optional 8.4-liter V-10 from a Viper offers 710 hp and 664 lb-ft. Sadly, the flame thrower option will not be available in the U.S. Recon JK8 A follow-up to the Red Jacket Firearms JK8 that debuted at last year’s SEMA Show, the Recon JK8 is a four-door Wrangler that’s been converted into a tactical, Hemi-powered pickup. A military-style rear bumper, GenRight metal fenders, rock rails, and a PIAA 520 All-Terrain Pattern lantern set off the Recon JK8’s rugged look. Lending it more ruggedness is the 7/16 bed armor plate, which also serves as a perch for a gunner, full bed cage for overhead protection, and mounts for M2 “Ma Deuce” and M240 machine guns. The custom Jeep, along with its 390-hp, 407-lb-ft 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, will soon be offered to the public. CNG-Powered F-250 Venchurs’ only non-Mopar in attendance showcased the company’s compressed natural gas conversion. The F-250 brought out to Moab featured a Bi-Fuel CNG system with “on-the-fly” fuel switching capability, a two-inch lift, Bilstein shocks, 35inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, and skid plates. Venchurs says the Bi-Fuel system offers a total range of up to 650 miles, and that the conversion doesn’t affect the original warranty. While we still think Jeep’s J-12 pickup concept earned best in show at Moab, that “Dragon’s Mouth” feature is awfully cool. Jeep, we hope you’re reading this. Source: Venchurs Vehicle Systems

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2012 Ram 1500 Specifications

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3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
14 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
215 hp @ 5200rpm
235 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
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