Tag: MPG

2012 Charger to get 8-speed Transmission and Paddle Shifters

by Patrick Rall The 2011 Dodge Charger has made a name for itself with its new 3.6L V6 offering more power and better fuel economy than the previous entry-level 3.5L V6, but when the 2012 Dodge Charger hits the market, it will also be available with a new 8-speed automatic transmission to improve fuel economy […] More »

  Comments | By - September 12, 2011

How Will the New CAFE Requirements Affect Dodge and Ram?

by Patrick Rall President Barrack Hussein Obama recently announced the new CAFE requirements that will require companies to yield 39 miles per gallon by 2016 and 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year.  For most, the suggestion of all vehicles being subject to an expectation of 50+ miles per gallon paints a very ugly picture […] More »

  Comments | By - September 2, 2011

CEO Marchionne Says Gas and Diesel are the Future – Not Electric

by Patrick Rall The recently announced CAFE revisions have many Americans wondering what the future will bring with regards to drivetrain technology, as automakers are expected to hit 54.5mpg by 2025.  Many believe that electric-powered hybrids, like the Chevy Volt, and pure electric models, like the Ford Focus Electric, are the wave of the future. […] More »

  Comments | By - August 29, 2011

2012 Ram Heavy Duty Gets New 6-speed Automatic Transmission, Best In Class Towing

by Patrick Rall The folks at Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand have announced that when the 2012 Ram Heavy Duty models hit showrooms later this year, they will feature a new 6-speed automatic transmission for trucks equipped with the power 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel.  This combination of the Cummins Turbo Diesel and the revised 6-speed automatic […] More »

  Comments | By - July 22, 2011