New 2016 RAM Promaster City at Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Antioch, IL
The 2016 Ram ProMaster City is Ram's newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built van segment with a number of best-in-class, functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand. ProMaster City opens a door for incremental growth of Ram's brand sales volumes. The 2016 Ram ProMaster City comes in Cargo and Wagon versions. The Cargo van has just two front seats and is set up for hauling, while the Wagon is a five-passenger vehicle with a backseat. There are two trim levels for each body style: Tradesman and Tradesman SLT for the Cargo van, and base and SLT for the Wagon.
Under the Promaster City's Hood
The Ram ProMaster City is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine. The engine generates a best-in-class 178 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, while its peak torque - 174 lb.-ft. (231 N•m) at 3,800 rpm - is greater than any standard-equipment engine in the ProMaster City's segment. The engine's thoughtful construction also suits its Tigershark moniker, while benefiting the ProMaster City's rugged duty cycle. The engine's four-valve aluminum head hosts advanced valve-actuation technology that is exclusive to FCA US in North America. The centerpiece of the ProMaster City's powertrain is its segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The ProMaster City is the first commercial van ever to feature a nine-speed automatic, and one of the first vehicles to be so equipped in automotive history. Also known as the 948TE, the transmission is part of the ProMaster City's standard equipment list. Leveraging its wide gear ratio spread and 3.73:1 final-drive ratio, the advanced-technology transmission and well-matched engine combine to deliver fuel economy ratings unsurpassed by any standard-equipment powertrain in the ProMaster City's segment.
Design of RAM Promaster City
The exterior design and related body systems on the Ram ProMaster City collectively deliver outstanding versatility, practicality and a level of refinement unexpected in the commercial small van category. Exterior styling is identified by smooth body lines, wraparound bumpers and twin-reflector headlamp clusters. The fluid body lines give ProMaster City a strong, modern and professional representation, and assure its presence in the Ram Commercial lineup. The tucked front-wheel-drive packaging is compact and provides a better vantage point of the front corners, useful when maneuverability is key and important to commercial customers. Typical of small commercial vans, the Ram ProMaster City has a simple interior that prioritizes functionality above all else. There are plenty of storage slots, and the various buttons and knobs are easy to use. The availability of the Uconnect interface is a plus for users who will be spending hours a day in the van.
The 2016 Ram ProMaster City's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates a suitable amount of power in normal driving and the nine-speed automatic transmission is smooth and keeps engine rpm low for maximum highway cruising mpg.Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Ram ProMaster City includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, hill-start assist, trailer sway control and rollover mitigation. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are optional.With the 2016 RAM Promaster City, you can look forward to a smooth ride given the van's independent multilink rear suspension and relatively low ride height and steady, secure handling.