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2014 Ram ProMaster Commercial Van

Bruce Smith February 7, 2013

Ram Adds To Its Commercial Van Offerings

 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size, purpose-built commercial van leads in payload, cargo capacity and fuel economy

 

Ram Commercial used the 2013 Chicago Auto Show to roll out the 2014 Ram ProMaster, a full-size commercial van purpose-built for North American prosumers who need cargo capacity, load capacity and fuel economy in their business vehicles.

The  2014 Ram ProMaster van is a direct spin-off of the Fiat Ducato, a commercial van that’s been a staple of European businesses for more than 30 years, with sales topping more than 4.5 million.

Ram’s version features the following: 

  • Exceptional cargo capability, durability, a unique front-wheel-drive system and outstanding uptime 
  • A purpose-built, highly customizable van designed to exceed the demands of commercial customers 
  • Best-in-class fuel economy 
  • Best-in-class cargo capacity 
  • Best-in-class payload 
  • Lowest total cost of ownership 
  • Best-in-class turning radius 
  • Best-in-class Interior ceiling height 
  • Best-in-class tep-in height 

The base engine is the 280hp Pentastar 3.6L with six-speed automatic, the same engine and transmission found in the 2013 Ram pickups.

Ram PoMaster features front-wheel drive and choice of 280hp Pentastar V-6 or 174hp EcoDiesel I-4 diesel.

The bigger news is the ProMaster hits the market with new 3.0-liter I-4 EcoDiesel, which Ram says has best-in-class fuel efficiency, robust capability and long service intervals. 

The 174-horsepower 3.0-liter inline 4-cylinder EcoDiesel engine generates peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at just 1,400 rpm and features a number of refinements, including internal engine components, turbo and emission controls.

Helping to reduced total cost of ownership, an oil-level sensor contributes to an oil-change schedule of up to 18,500 miles.

The ProMaster boasts a payload capacity up to 5,145 pounds and a maximum towing capacity up to 5,100 pounds.

The gross combined weight rating (GCWR) for the 3.6-liter V-6 is 11,500 pounds and 12,500 pounds for the 3.0-liter I-4 EcoDiesel. 

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