The 2016 Ram 3500 is going to be released by the end of this year, and it should be a true hit once it hits the market. The 2016 heavy duty pickup will come with not to many cosmetic changes, but the novelties it will bring are really amazing. Reportedly, the new 2016 Ram 3500 is going to be an even more powerful beast than its predecessor, the 2015 Ram 3500. Its towing capabilities have been improved, thanks to numerous technological and engineering changes, so the new pickup truck is now capable of towing an incredible 31,210 pounds. This is the best result compared to any other model in its market segment, and a great update compared to the 2015 model, which could tow “only” 30,000 pounds. It is also 10 pounds more than what the current Ford F-450 is capable of towing, so we expect a true war to burst for the first place in the heavy duty pickup truck department.
2016 Ram 3500 Powertrain Setup
The 2016 Ram 3500 is going to be powered by a 6.7-liter I-6 diesel engine. The same unit was used before, too, but it is now much more effective. Thanks to numerous engineering changes and improvements, the new mill is much more powerful and fuel-efficient. The new hard-hitting fuel delivery and turbo boost calibration contributed to a maximized performance, since the new 2016 Ram 3500 how generate 900 lb-ft of torque, thus being the first mass-produced model to offer such power. Just for comparison, the 2015 Ram 3500 currently produces 865 lb-ft of torque.
Other Improvements & Novelties
The 2016 Ram 3500 is going to be a true towing beast. Its amazing power comes from a new and improved rear axle ring-gear hardware, which now uses 16 instead of 12 bolts on versions that come with 11.8-inch axle. In addition, the manufacturer decided to use sturdier and more quality materials on differential case, thus improving its durability. Moreover, the new model is said to come with the highest payload capacity. The new 2016 Ram 3500 can take 7,390 pounds of payload – this refers to the model powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. All the claims are made based on the SAE J2807 testing criteria.
Release Date & Price
The 2016 Ram 3500 is going into production in the third quarter of the year. The new truck should be available in the fourth quarter of 2015. As for the price, the 2016 Ram 3500 will cost $31,900 for the entry model, the $1,195 destination fee not included.
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