For truck lovers here is the latest model, 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel. The Dodge Ram Diesel and more recently just the Ram has been one of the three best selling trucks on the market and one of the best as well.
However, it lacked any real performance version from the source, even though there have been third parties which offered cars that could compete unmodified in the Baja races. The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is the first special model after the acquisition of Chrysler by Fiat and in fact it is just a trim option rather than a brand new model, pretty much just like the Raptor.
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Engine
It is based on the normal Ram 1500 chassis with a few added features that are set to make it better not only in off-road but also on road. The engines are the same as those found on the normal model but the transmission has been tuned. More on that later though.
Engine wise, the truck will get two different engines at start. The 3.6 liter base V6 will offer 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque while the optional 5.7 liter V8 Hemi will offer a more hefty 395 horsepower. Both of them will come with rear wheel drive as standard and a 6 speed automatic while four wheel drive is going to be an option. It is uncertain why Ram decided not to give this trim the diesel engine but it will struggle against the competition for sure.
|ENGINE||3.6-LITER PENTASTAR V-6||5.7-LITER HEMI® V-8|
|Type||60-degree V-type liquid-cooled||90-degree V-8 liquid-cooled|
|Displacement||220 cu. in. (3.604 cu. cm)||345 cu. in. (5.654 cu. cm)|
|Oil Capacity||6.0 qt. (5.7 liter)||7.0 qt. (6.6 liter)|
|EPA Fuel Economy mpg(city/hwy)||17/25||15/22|
|Torque (SAE net)||269 LB-FT @ 4.175 RPM||410 LB-FT @ 3.950 RPM|
There are some good news though about the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel. It seems that there is a small chance Ram will make from it a stand alone model which they will aim at the Raptor. This would get a bigger Hemi engine or even a modified 3 liter EcoDiesel V6 which would provide in excess of 300 horsepower. This however remains to be seen.
Design – Inside and Outside look
Ram not only worked on the car’s exterior but also on the interior. The dashboard remained the same but it will now be wrapped in soft leather. The steering though is going to be changed with something more reminiscent of that from the Charger rather than the normal 1500 Ram. The seats though are the best part about all the modifications on the truck. These feature the same tire tread pattern of the Toyo tires that come standard with the truck so not only they look cool but these are probably the most comfortable seats from any truck currently on the market.
As standard, the interior will come with black leather and red suede materials while the stitching is going to be gray. Optionally, the customer is going to be able to choose from red stitching or even an all black interior. The standard equipment is going to be identical to that of the normal car with the 5 inch screen or the 6 speaker audio system.
|Wheelbase (nominal)||140.5 Inches (3.569.4 MM)|
|Track; Front||68.6 Inches (1.743.2 MM)|
|Track; Rear||68.0 Inches (1.727.4 MM)|
|Overall Length||229.0 Inches (5.816.5 MM)|
|Overall Width||81.5 Inches (2.070.8 MM)|
|Overall Height||75.3 Inches (1.913.7 MM)|
Its exterior will also receive a massive change over the normal car. For the first time ever in almost 20 years the Ram 1500 will get a different looking grille which will now feature an interlocking design. The headlights are going to have LED as standard while both the front and rear bumpers as well as the sides of the car will get rock protections. The standard 17 inch wheels will get the Toyo all terrain tires while the suspension is going to be provided by Bilstein with air shocks which will allow the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel to have more than 10 inches of clearance.
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Price and Release date
The release date for this new Rebel trim has been set to be at the end of 2015 when it will come at a base price of around 35.000 dollars which is less than its main competitor but quite a bit more than the standard model. But, if you like V-8 HEMI, you must pay additional 1500 dollars.
The main competitors are: 2015 Toyota TRD Tundra, 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Outdoorsman.
For the end, Rebel is one of the best truck in their class. As the others trucks, it has many advantages and disadvantages. New changes include bigger tires, better brake system, design improvements and many others. But, for this money, new 2015 Dodge Ram Rebel is good choice.