2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Release and Updates

After the 2015 Ram 3500 came with its torque rating bumped from 850 lb-ft to 865 lb-ft, the company decided to give its Heavy Duty truck even more torque. Namely, the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 powered by the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine will have amazing 900 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. What is more, the American automaker claims that it will be the most torque ever offered in a mass-production model.

It’s interesting to note that the current version of the 3500 truck already offers the class-leading torque numbers and towing capacity. In addition to the torque upgrade, the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500’s towing capacity will be pushed up to stunning 31,210 pounds. These great enhancements come as a result of several tweaks that include adjustments of the fuel delivery and the turbocharger’s boost. Also, the new rear axle gear now gets 16 bolts instead of 12.

2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Release Date

2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Engine Range

The 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 will once again be offered with a tried and tested engine lineup. The base model gets the familiar 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. As for the more powerful gas unit, it comes as the 6.4 V8 rated at 410 hp and 429 lb-ft. Now, the diesel-powered 6.7-liter turbocharged inline-6 is offered in two power outputs. The less mighty version generates 350 hp and 660 lb-ft, while the more powerful unit churns out 370 hp and 800 lb-ft. Finally, the aforementioned enhanced variant of the 6.7-liter Cummins inline-6 turbodiesel cranks out 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Price

Dodge Ram’s upcoming Heavy Duty trucks (2500 and 3500) are expected to go on sale in late 2015. The entry-level 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 will be priced at 33,185 with the destination charge. However, the company is yet to release the exact pricing numbers for the 900 lb-ft Cummins version. After receiving the latest upgrades, we expect the 2016 model to retain its leading position in the Heavy Duty truck segment. Its greatest rivals will once again come in the form of the Ford F-350 and Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra HD.

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