Dodge is set to roll out a new and improved version of the Dodge Ram this fall. According to executives, the new 2009 Dodge Ram can boast fuel-efficiency by 20 percent.
Ram’s chief engineer, Mike Cairns said that the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 has been improved to provide more power and 5 percent more efficient. The engine produces 380-hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. The remaining mileage gains come from aerodynamic improvements and dropping the weight by 80 pounds.
Dodge increased fuel-economy to 23mpg highway on the 2009 model, compared to 19mpg on the 2008 model. Frank Klegon, Chrysler”s executive vice president of product development, said last month that Dodge is working on a light-duty diesel and a two-mode hybrid version of the Ram as well.
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Source: Detroit News