2015 RAM HEAVY DUTY: The Ram truck exhibit at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show includes the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty truck models. For 2015, the Ram 3500 will offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a class leading maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds.  The award-winning Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks are offered with a standard 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 that delivers 383-horsepower. An available 6.4L Hemi V-8 delivers best-in-class 410-hp and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. Both Hemi’s come linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Ram Truck and Cummins have developed an enhanced 6.7L High Output Turbo Diesel inline six-cylinder engine available in three versions. The first version is paired with Ram’s segment exclusive six-speed manual gearbox and delivers 350-hp, while the second option matches the Cummins to the six-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 370-hp. Finally, the 6.7L Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel I-6 for Ram 3500 is paired with the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. That engines develops 385-hp and best-in-class torque of 850 lb.-ft. Two BorgWarner part-time transfer cases are available on the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty, with either an electric shifting part-time transfer case, or a manual shifting transfer case, both with 2WD, 4WD High, 4WD Low and Neutral. The Ram Truck is offered in eight distinct trim levels - ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn. There are three cab styles (regular cab, crew cab and Mega Cab), two cargo-box sizes (6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet), rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, as well as single-and dual-rear-wheel configurations. Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) has increases to 9,600 pounds from 9,000 pounds on the Ram 2500, and the Ram 3500 features 22,750-lb. maximum trailer weight and up to 30,000 lb. GVWR. For the ultimate off-road capability, the Ram Power Wagon package features additional ground clearance, electric-locking front and rear differentials, 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, a 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch. A total of 12 different colors fill the exterior palette, including two new shades: Blue Streak and Granite Crystal; available in a monotone and/or two-tone depending on the model.

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11/25/2015 1:38:13 PM

This just in: #CAS16 ticket sales are NOW LIVE! Tag a friend you want to bring to the nation's largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 13-21), and we'll select one winner each day this week to get free tickets! www.chicagoautoshow.com #TagAFriend

11/25/2015 1:09:38 PM

I really like the new website! Looks great

11/25/2015 9:30:18 AM

In light of #GivingTuesday approaching, if you're planning to donate to any of these 18 local charities this holiday season, consider purchasing a First Look for Charity ticket to get a first look of the nation's largest auto show amid opulence! Visit www.FirstLookforCharity.org for more details. #FLFC16

11/23/2015 10:10:45 AM

We asked you to cast your votes for the look of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and the jury is in! The official poster this year will be #3

11/23/2015 8:03:04 AM

Starting today (through Jan. 4, 2016), Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice for every new car purchased or leased through its #MazdaDrive4Good program. Visit www.drivechicago.com to find a dealership near you. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/20/2015 9:30:03 PM

When do tickets go on sale online??? I know it says mid-November on the site...sorry if this has been answered

11/20/2015 8:28:06 AM

Flashback Friday! Did you know? Chicago’s Coliseum was home to the Chicago Auto Show from 1901-1935, where general admission for the public was just 50 cents per ticket

11/19/2015 8:28:03 AM

The struggle is no longer real now that Jaguar has invented a car key system that takes shape around your wrist. The 2017 F-Pace has created a wristband that is water and shockproof! The activity key will be ideal for adventurous consumers. #Jaguar #innovation

11/18/2015 5:16:18 PM

Cool concept from Scion, the C-HR. #LAAutoShow

11/18/2015 3:45:02 PM

Did you know? For every new Mazda sold or leased between Nov. 23, 2015, & Jan. 4, 2016, Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice. Find more details here: http://bit.ly/1XigobM


11/25/2015 5:53:54 PM

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11/25/2015 5:09:08 PM

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11/25/2015 4:53:19 PM

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