2016 Ram HDs Push the Torque, Towing Envelope


In the never-ending quest to offer the biggest, strongest and most powerful pickup trucks in the market, Ram has upped the ante by pushing several of its models to new, class-leading heights.

For the 2016 model year, the Ram 3500 with the 6.7-liter Cummins will now be rated at 900 pounds-feet of torque. Although we don't have all the details, Ram said it achieved the torque improvement by upgrading the fuel delivery and boost calibrations to get the additional torque.

Likewise, to deal with the added power going through the rear axle, Ram has strengthened the 11.8-inch rear axle, making it a stronger 16-bolt axle housing instead of the previous 12-bolt. This means Ram can now boast having a maximum tow rating of 31,210 pounds(when properly equipped), up from Ram's previous max tow rating of 30,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. That beats Ford's F-450 Super Duty by just 10 pounds. Finally, Ram also increased its maximum payload rating to a class-leading 7,390 pounds, beating Ford's F-450 Super Duty by more than 100 pounds.

The first 2016 Ram 2500/3500 pickups will start rolling off the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico, this fall. Starting prices for the 2016 Ram 2500s will be $32,680 and 2016 Ram 3500s will be $33,185 (prices include destination).

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