New 2016 RAM 3500 at Kayser Chrysler Center for Sauk City, WI
The 2016 RAM 3500 HD will be the first to tell you: It's hard being a heavy-duty truck these days. Thanks to the full-fledged arms race between RAM, Ford and GM, it seems like a new most-capable full-size truck comes out every month. This is especially apparent in the world of turbodiesel pickups, where automakers can increase power and torque by simply rewriting some software. The madness will have to stop at some point, but for now, the RAM HD's 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel is at a ridiculous 865 lb-ft of torque and counting.
Under the 3500's Hood
With a massive 31,210 lb. towing capacity, the 3500 could possibly be the hardest-working pickup truck on earth. Engine choices include a 383-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; a 410-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 (370 hp in the Mega Cab); and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline-six that makes 350, 370, or 385 hp, depending on which transmission is specified. The 3500 can be equipped with as few or as many modern luxuries as you can afford, starting with the stripped-down Tradesman and ending with the loaded Laramie Limited. New on the gasoline engine side is the addition of the regular cab and 2WD configurations to the Hemi's Compressed Natural Gas package, which was previously not offered. Boasting a few best-in-class figures for the Ram's gas engines.
Design of RAM 3500
The 3500 is offered in 3 cab configurations, the 3-seat Regular cab, the 6-passenger, 4-door Crew cab and the big-guy-friendly 6-passenger, 4-door Mega cab. Bed lengths also stand pat for 2016, with the capacious 8-foot long bed standard on Regular and Crew cab iterations, with a 6.4-foot short bed adorning Crew and Mega cab editions. The trim listing, meantime, remains the base Tradesman, the up-featured SLT and the posh Laramie. The SLT, of course, can again be delivered in available Lone Star (Texas)/ Big Horn (everywhere else) iterations, while the Laramie can be up-fitted into the available Longhorn and super-plush Limited variants.
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Finally, standard safety equipment returning to the 2015 Ram 3500 lineup includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags and front (and in Crew and Mega cabs, rear) head airbags. Dusk-sensing headlights and a post-collision safety system also return to each trim, while the SLT and higher trims boast standard turn-signal-integrated mirrors, even as SLT Big Horn/Lone Star versions, as well as the Laramie trio, boast front fog/driving lights. Oh, and the Laramie in Regular, as well as Longhorn and Limited costume, returns sporting standard Uconnect emergency assistance communications and a remote antitheft alarm. Give us a call for more information on the 2016 Ram 3500 today!