Ram Introduces 2016 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty
Heavily touting their trucks’ fuel efficiency, Ram has introduced the 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. That means more hauling capacity for your family’s boat, trailer, or even tiny house.
“Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US. “Ram continues to break records in the most important consumer-driven titles of the pickup truck market and we’re not slowing down.”
Ram Engineering and Cummins worked together to develop a new fuel delivery and turbo boost calibration for the 6.7-liter I-6 diesel that produces an additional 35 lb.-ft. of torque over previous models offerings. This improvement raises the bar from Ram’s current title at 865 lb.-ft. of torque to 900 lb.-ft. of torque — a number never achieved in a mass-produced vehicle.
The 2016 Ram 3500 can tow up to 31,210 pounds, more than two tons more than its nearest competitor. It’s little brother, the 2500, can tow 17,980 pounds.
The most payload available in a pickup is 7,390 pounds for a 6.4-liter-equipped Ram 3500 model, more than 3.5 tons.
Ram is the only automaker to back its entire pickup truck line and towing claims with SAE J2807 testing criteria.
The 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab and Quad Cab models are built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. Regular Cab and additional Crew Cab models of the 2016 Ram 1500 are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.
Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks are also assembled at FCA’s Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.
2016 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2015. The 2016 Ram 2500 will start at $31,485 and the 3500 will start at $31,990. Those prices do not include a $1,195 destination fee.