2016 Ram Heavy Pickups Claim Best Power, Towing and Payload

Upgraded engines, suspensions wring greater capacities from three-quarter and one-ton pickup trucks

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Ram Engineering and Cummins developed a new fuel-delivery and turbo-boost calibration for the 6.7L diesel used in the 2016 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty pickups that delivers 383 hp and 900 lbs.-ft. of torque — a number reportedly never achieved in a mass-produced vehicle. A new 16-bolt rear-axle ring gear with the 11.8-in. axle boosts Ram 3500’s towing capacity more than 1,200 lb. to 31,210 lb. And the Ram 3500 with 6.4L engine carries what the company says is the most payload available in a pickup at 7,390 lbs.

  • 2016 Ram 2500 maintains a leading 17,980 lbs. of towing capacity
  • Ram 2500 link coil rear suspension offers optional air suspension
  • Ram 3500’s Hotchkiss rear leaf springs now available with supplemental air suspension
  • Available 6.4L HEMI V8 delivers best-in-class gasoline engine, 410 hp at 5,600 rpm and 429 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm
  • Standard 5.7L HEMI V8 delivers 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and 400 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • MSRP – 2016 Ram 2500: $31,485; Ram 3500: $31,990
  • 2016 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups will arrive in dealerships Q4 2015

[Video] Ram Upgrades Cummins Diesel Engines in Heavy-duty Pickup Trucks

[VIDEO] Ram Heavy Duty Pickups Focused on Capability

[Video] 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Towing and Hauling

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