In what the company calls the Class 3 segment’s “most upfit-friendly design,” DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group on Wednesday, March 1 introduced the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab. Features include the highest single rear-wheel gross vehicle weight rating in Class 3 at 10,200 pounds, the company says.
Other class-leading attributes Dodge touts include frame strength (50 ksi steel), largest standard fuel tank (52 gallons), longest oil change intervals (15,000 miles) and interior cab room (121.7 cubic feet in its Quad Cab models).
In addition to the strength of its one-piece C-channel frame, body upfitting on the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is aided by the fact that all chassis components are below the frame surface, assuring easy adaptability and versatility, Dodge says.
The truck can be spec’d with either the new 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel with 305 horsepower and 610 lb.-ft. of torque, or the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engine with 330 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be available in single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel models and two cab-axle lengths — 60 and 84 inches. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab offers a six-speed automatic transmission (diesel only) with power-take-off capability, or a six-speed manual transmission with PTO capability.
“The most upfit-friendly chassis cab in the segment, the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab sets a new commercial standard by offering a powerful lineup of renowned engines, a commercial-grade chassis engineered to perform in the most demanding conditions, and bold Dodge Ram styling, ” says George Murphy, senior vice president of global brand marketing for the Chrysler Group.