at the vehicle, you can see it's not your father's Power Wagon ...
Nor is it your father's diesel engine." - Bernard Robertson,
Senior VP Truck Operations The
Dodge Power Wagon Concept Truck heralds another Dodge Pickup revolution.
Featuring a new 7.2 liter direct injection I-6 turbocharged diesel
engine, that generates an earth moving 780 lb-ft of torque, and a
luxury level interior trimmed in leather, today's Power Wagon demonstrates
how far pickups have come since the last Power Wagons were sold in
exterior of the Power Wagon reflects the recent trend toward 'edginess'
in car design but recalls distinctly its Power Wagon heritage in its
looks. The truck stands at a height of 77 inches, 3 inches
taller than today's four wheel drive Ram. The Power Wagon is
built off of the Ram chassis, but its cab is closer to the Dakota
Club Cab in size to recall the classical dimensions of the first trucks.
attention to detail has been paid in the machine work on the
truck. The high intensity gas discharge projector headlights
and rear taillights look almost like jewelry.
The grill has the traditional Dodge crosshairs and sports a
power winch strong enough to pull an eighteen-wheeler truck
out of a ditch.
painted body uses aluminum details on the door handles, hinges,
doors are found on this truck but instead of finding additional seats
in the back, expanded storage is offered instead. Check out
the polished ash wood floor in back of the seats, the same as the
wood lining the bed. The bed also adds a very cool locking mechanism
for tying items down in the back.
distressed leather seats and stainless steel shift levers are meant
to evoke a "Sharper Image" type look and feel for the truck.
A far cry from the deluxe cab of the old Power Wagon where buyers
enjoyed the comforts of a dome light, arm rest, and sun visor.
Steve Sowinski, interior design chief on the truck, was unable to
borrow much from the original. Since
trucks have become so popular in the last few years with consumers,
a growing concern for auto manufacturers has been the increasing possibility
of tougher CAFE and emissions laws. The Power Wagon engine team
not only designed a great new diesel engine with its 7.2 liter powerplant,
but actually worked with Syntroleum corporation to create a sulfur-free
"designer" fuel that uses abundant and cheap natural gas.
The fuel injection system uses high pressure to improve combustion
efficiency, which reduces emissions and enhances performance.
19 29x9.5 wheel
front engine severe-duty transfer case front and rear axles, 4WD
7.2L I-6, 250HP Turbocharged, Direct injected