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Dodge Mega Cab - The Largest Pickup Cab Ever

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February 11, 2005

Dodge Mega Cab - The Largest Pickup Cab Ever

Dodge Mega Cab - The Largest Pickup Cab Ever

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February 12, 2005 Bigger isn't always better. Unless it's your working truck and you need to carry a large crew and a bunch of stuff. Accordingly, Dodge set out to build the biggest pickup truck possible - more spacious, more comfortable and more practical. The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the result - it's more spacious, more comfortable and more practical, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab. It's vital statistics are pretty spesh, and include: the largest, longest cab, the largest interior cargo volume, the largest cargo volume behind the rear seat and the largest flat floor load area. The Mega Cab's large interior can seat six adults in comfort with their gear.

"Packaged with full-size Ram capability, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab offers the most interior passenger space, cargo capacity and functionality of any pickup truck on the market," said a Dodge spokesperson. "Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the first and only pickup truck to comfortably seat six adults and provide enough interior storage space to bring along plenty of gear.

Since the year 2000, demand for full-size crew cab pickup trucks has grown approximately 19 percent according to Dodge, so the Mega Cab is an appropriate response.

The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab's 145.2 cubic feet of interior space also features an innovative range of seating and storage configurations, including the first reclining rear seats available in a pickup truck, tilting back from a 22 to 37 degree seatback angle for added comfort. The rear-passenger area of the Dodge Ram Mega Cab offers best-in-class leg room of 44.2 inches and the rear seats also split 60/40, fold down and move forward, providing numerous configurations for maximum interior cargo capacity and flexibility.

"Pickup truck buyers use their truck in a variety of different situations," said the Dodge spokesperson. "They use it for their daily driver, family road trips, and various recreational activities. The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab delivers ultimate versatility, offering the most functionally diverse cab ever created for pickup truck buyers who want more room, comfort and convenience."

Space in a Different Place

The starting point for the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the 160.5-inch wheelbase Ram 2500 long box model. Engineers re-proportioned the cab and the pickup box by replacing the eight-foot long box with the Ram 2500's six-foot, three-inch box, providing an additional 20 inches for the cab. The result is a cab length of 111.1 inches - more than 12 inches longer than the 2005 Ford F-250 Crew Cab.

Premium amenities offered in the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab include a full-screen navigation radio, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, power-sliding rear window, heated front bucket seats, power sunroof and adjustable pedals. In addition, generous storage bins and compartments, flexible-sized cup holders, and premium materials create a functional and upscale atmosphere within the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab. Full-size Pickup Truck Capability and Power

Available in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models, all 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cabs are built on the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty structure. Chassis, frame, axles, wheels and signature Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel and HEMI engines provide more than enought power and payload capability.

"The prerequisites for a full-size pickup truck are maximum power, maximum torque and maximum towing capability and the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab delivers on all three," said Donoughe. "The Dodge Ram Mega Cab consists of a proven frame and chassis design packaged with engines truck enthusiasts clamor for: Cummins and HEMI."

With two brutal engines offered, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab provides the ultimate in full-size pickup power. The 5.9-liter High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel, available on the 2500 and standard on the 3500 model, is rated at 610 lb.-ft. of torque and 325 horsepower. It is available with a new six-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, standard on the Dodge Ram Mega Cab 1500 and 2500 models, leads the crew cab segment with 345 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque, and is available with a five-speed automatic transmission.

Along with class-leading power, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab retains Dodge Ram's heavy-duty towing and payload capability with a maximum towing capacity of 15,800 lbs., a payload of 2,840 lbs. and Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVRW) ratings of 23,000 lbs. and 9,900 lbs., respectively.

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