First 2016 Ram 3500 HD Rolls Off the Line: Job 1 [Preview]

2016 ram hd 3500 dually torque hauling towing
2016 Ram 3500 HD Dually

The first 2016 Ram HD rolls off the assembly line and it is the largest and most powerful configuration: Megacab dually in Laramie Longhorn trim.

Ram’s heavy duty lineup gets an update for the 2016 model year. Most notably, it’s the 900 lb-ft of torque from the high-output I6 Cummins turbo-diesel in the Ram 3500 HD. Ram is the first to reach the 900 pound-feet of torque mark from a factory tuned engine in a pickup truck. How will Ford and GM respond to this?

The 2016 Ram HD in regular cab ad 2WD configuration is rated at a maximum towing rating of 31,210 lbs. This is just higher than the Ford F-450 crew cab, which is rated at 31,200 lbs. Ram’s Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) goes up to 39,100 pounds, which is lower than the 40,400 lbs on the F-450. It will be difficult to find a trailer and a load to max out these trucks.

The maximum payload is 7,390 lbs, which is segment leading.

You can be sure that TFLtruck will test the updated 2016 Ram HD the proper way with a heavy load.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.