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Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab

2-door 6-seater pickup truck, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5654 cm3 / 345.0 cu in / 345.0 cu in, 257.0 kW / 344.6 hp / 344.6 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 508.5 N·m / 375.0 lb·ft / 375.0 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from2008
ModelRAM 1500 Mega CabIssued until
SerieRAMNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typepickup truckNumber of seats6
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2464 l / 87.02 cu ft / 87.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1340 l / 47.32 cu ft / 47.32 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length6300 mm / 248.0 in / 248.0 inTotal (curb) weight1745 kg / 3847 lb / 3847 lb
Width2030 mm / 79.9 in / 79.9 inDry weight
Height1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inLoad capacity1058 kg / 2332 lb / 2332 lb
Wheelbase4080 mm / 160.6 in / 160.6 inGross (max.) weight2803 kg / 6180 lb / 6180 lb
Track frontTowing weight3924 kg / 8651 lb / 8651 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance190 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity129 l / 28.4 UK gal / 34.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)3.28 m2 / 35.3 sq ft / 35.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement5654 cm3 / 345.0 cu in / 345.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power257.0 kW / 344.6 hp / 344.6 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque508.5 N·m / 375.0 lb·ft / 375.0 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.8 kW / 137.9 hp / 137.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output45.5 kW/l / 0.999 bhp/cu in / 0.999 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque89.9 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio200.6 kW/ton / 152.0 bhp/ton / 152.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions201 g/km / 324 g/mi / 324 g/mi (est.)
  Range1500 km / 932 mi / 932 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle17.0 m / 55.8 ft / 55.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab

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