AUBURN HILLS, MI
– Dodge introduces the new 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Box-off 4x2 dual-rear-wheel model, further expanding its array of business and commercial work-truck applications. Available in regular and Quad Cab models and packaged with full-size Ram capability, Dodge Ram 3500 Box-Off 4x2 Dually offers commercial work-truck customers easy upfit capability thanks to frame rail rear spacing of 42 inches. Offered in ST, SLT and, Laramie models, the new 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Box-Off 4x2 Dually provides heavy-duty towing and payload capability with a maximum 11,000 lb. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), maximum payload capability of 5,550 lbs., and best-in-class maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 23,000 lbs. The new 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Box-Off 4x2 Dually is built on the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty structure and offers significant power and capability with the 5.7L HEMI V-8 or the 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel. The standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces 345 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. Versus competitive vehicles with similar size gasoline engines, it provides best-in-class acceleration and towing capability. Generating 325 horsepower and a class-dominating 610 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque available in a production heavy-duty box-off model – the Cummins Turbo Diesel has overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles, providing more than a 100,000-mile advantage over the competition. With best-in-class oil change intervals of 15,000 miles (versus 7,500 for the competition), the inline-six Cummins Turbo Diesel is unrivaled among typical V-8 diesels, adding durability, simplified assembly, better reliability and lower repair costs to its repertoire. Upfit-friendly and demonstrating heavy-duty pickup truck capability and power, the new 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Box-Off 4x2 Dually features 17-inch wheels and tires, a large 35-gallon fuel tank, cab-to-axle dimensions of 57 inches and an adjustable fuel filler kit allowing upfitters flexibility in locating the fuel fill to meet end-users’ needs. The Dodge Ram 3500 Box-Off 4x2 Dually is built at DaimlerChrysler’s Saltillo, Mexico assembly plant.