Ram Truck Unveils 900 lb-ft of Torque for 2016 Cummins 6.7L Engine
More torque than ever offered in any mass-production vehicle
Ram Truck announced that the 2016 Cummins 6.7L engine calibration will allow the diesel inline-six to hit a best-in-class 900 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Cummins 6.7L in the Ram heavy-duty truck already held the king’s crown for best in class torque of 865 lb-ft, beating out the Second Place 6.7L Ford Power Stroke, which delivers 860 lb-ft of torque. If Ford Super Duty fanboys weren’t already wincing, they are surely squirming now.
The 2016 Ram 3500 is currently the triple-crown leader with best-in-class power, towing capacity, and payload capacity. Ram already held the tow-capacity title at 30,000 pounds. The max SAE J2807-spec tow rating for the 2016 Ram 3500 1-ton truck has been bumped up to 31,210 pounds, beating the closest competitor by more than 4,000 pounds. Ram 3500 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) was increased to a best-in-class 39,100 pounds. The Ram 3/4-ton is also a class leader with up to 17,980 pounds of SAE J2807-spec tow capacity. Currently, Ram Truck is the only automaker to align with the SAE J2807 tow rating standards across its entire pickup line. The current 6.4L Hemi V-8 gas-powered Ram 3500 maintains the best-in-class payload of 7,390 pounds for 2016.
In a time when it seems like some manufacturers simply sprinkle fairy dust on a vehicle to increase capability, Ram had to make some changes to the rear axle of the 2016 3500 to meet the new demands. The 11.8-inch AAM rear axle now features 16 ring gear bolts instead of 12. The differential case was also upgraded with stronger material.
Ram is currently maintaining leadership in all three top pickup segments. Along with the new heavy-duty towing and payload accolades, the 1/2-ton Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel is the two-year best-in-class fuel economy champion at 29 mpg.
The first 2016 Ram heavy-duty trucks are slated to roll off the assembly line in the third quarter of 2015. Pricing for the 2016 Ram 2500 starts at $31,485, plus a $1,195 destination fee. Pricing for the 2016 3500 starts at $31,990, along with $1,195 for destination.