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New for 2016: Ram

New for 2016: Ram

By Joseph Dobrian, October 27, 2015

The 2016 Ram truck lineup offers an extraordinary choice of configurations and colors, as well as engine options. Additionally, Ram pickup trucks for 2016 have gained some muscle at the heavy-duty end, with maximum torque topping out at 900 lb.-ft. Cosmetic changes are not extensive for 2016.

Following is a list of new or updated features for each 2016 Ram truck model:

2016 Ram 1500
  • New frame and body modifications aimed at improving the truck’s performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small front overlap test
  • Prominent badge, Argento wood and premium leather are key ingredients of new top-of-class Ram Laramie Limited
  • Ram 1500 Rebel features air suspension for increased ride height, standard 33-in. tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and other off-road-ready features
  • Rebel features new interior colors and materials, including Radar Red, and black seats with tire-tread-matching pattern
  • New front grille design for Rebel and Laramie Limited feature a significant styling departure for the brand
  • New center console layout
  • Laramie Longhorn inherits tambour door from Laramie Limited
  • New Ram 1500 Sport buzz models offer many customization options
  • New center console design and Bluetooth connectivity on entry-level radios
  • New colors on Sport edition will include Ignition Orange, TorRed, Stinger Yellow, and Ceramic Blue
  • 5-link coil suspension with optional air suspension on Ram 2500
  • 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline 6-cylinder engine on Ram 3500 with optional Aisin transmission will feature claimed best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque. With regular 6-speed automatic transmission, torque is still 800 lb.-ft.
  • Ram 3500’s maximum towing capacity is 31,210 lbs., up 1,210 lbs. from a 2015 Ram 3500 with Aisin transmission
  • 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine is also available, producing 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque

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