New 2016 RAM 5500 at Brown's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Patchogue, NY
The 2016 Ram Chassis Cab 5500 is built for customers who want need a rugged heavy duty truck with a custom bed or storage compartment in place of the standard pickup bed. The RAM 5500 is available only as a "dualie", meaning it has four rear wheels. It can be ordered in a long list of wheelbase, trim, and cab configurations. The RAM 5500 has been recently updated, and shows improvements every year in cabin comfort, technology features, and engine power. The Chassis Cab can be had in two-door Regular Cab form or as the four-door Crew Cab. Wheelbase options for the 2016 RAM 5500 include 144.5, 168.5, 192.5 and 204.5 inch. Crew Cab models also have the option of a 173.4 or 197.4 inch wheelbase.
Under the 5500's Hood
The suspension of the RAM 5500 was engineered to provide better roll stiffness for better handling in turns. In terms of suspension the RAM 5500 uses an independent front suspension with coil springs and a Hotchkiss rear suspension with a rugged live rear axle. A reciprocating ball steering system is used to provide better on-center feel. Power for the Chassis Cab comes from a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel inline-six. There is a 320 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque version that is mated to a six-speed manual, and a 325 horsepower, 750 lb-ft of torque version that is paired to a six-speed automatic. Rear-wheel-drive is standard on the Chassis Cab, but four-wheel-drive can be specified as an option.
Design of RAM 5500
The RAM 5500 Chassis Cab may focus on its power, but it looks good too, with fresh exterior elements including headlights and grille. Step inside the RAM 5500 and you will find a cabin design that is comfortable and modern. There are soft touch materials throughout, along with a high-tech multimedia controls featuring Chrysler's 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system. HD radio is included on Uconnect-equipped Rams and a Sprint-powered wireless system is available for buyers who need to remain connected. Other available options include a navigation system with 6.5-inch touch-screen bundled with a 40GB music storage system, power adjustable pedals and a 22-gallon fuel tank.
The 2016 RAM 5500 is packed with safety features including dual front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems. Towing numbers are strong - the 5500 Chassis Cabs is rated for up to 7,000 pounds of front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on 6.4-liter gas engine-equipped models and up to 7,250 pounds GAWR on 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel models. Give us a call if you are interested in seeing a RAM 5500 in person!