AUBURN HILLS, MI
– Dodge held a vehicle preview for the 2008-model 4500 and 5500 Dodge Ram Chassis Cabs in Los Angeles Calif., Sept. 26. The event was held at the Los Angeles Fire Museum. Attendees were given a preview of the vehicles and were allowed driving opportunities.
Extending bold, tough, Dodge Ram heritage to the Class 4 and 5 commercial market, Dodge expands its commercial presence and sets another commercial standard with the launch of the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.
According to the manufacturer, the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs deliver maximum uptime, and are the ultimate chassis for the commercial customer looking for a dynamic, capable work-truck. Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs feature numerous class-leading attributes including largest standard fuel tank (52 gallons), largest brake rotors (390 mm), largest caliper pistons (66 mm) and best-in-class first-gear launch for optimum acceleration on vehicle take-off.
With industry-standard 34-inch frame rail spacing and segment-exclusive flat, clean frame rails on a one-piece C-channel rear-frame rail (50,000-psi steel), upfit-friendliness is a primary theme of the Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Showcasing an upfit-friendly design that reduces costs for body-builders and customers, all chassis components are below the frame surface assuring easy adaptability and versatility for virtually any upfit application.
Offered in dual-rear-wheel models, four cab-axle lengths (60, 84, 108 and 120 inches) are available. The all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs offer leading commercial performance with a dominant powertrain package. The standard 6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel is loaded with 305 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque.