2016 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 series
2016 Dodge Ram will come to the market slightly refreshed. Its major makeover is expected for 2018 model year, so this year changes will not be as extensive as some might expected them to be. The production of the popular pickup truck began back in 1981. Not so long ago, back in 2010, Dodge Ram became the Ram Pickup, and is built by Ram Trucks brand. Now, enough about the past, let’s speak about things we can expect from future 2016 Dodge Ram.
2016 Dodge Ram CHANGES
Like we mentioned big redesign of the model is yet to come, but 2016MY will not be that year. Current fourth generation was started back in 2009, when the company presented its 2009 Dodge Ram. Two years later, Ram trucks and Dodge were separated, and the Dodge Ram was renamed to Ram pickup. The line-up of this truck is pretty extended. It includes 1500, 2500 and 3500 series.
Previous Dodge Ram 1500 series came available in completely 11 trims. New model year is expected to bring the same offer on to the table. 2500 series is available in 10 and 3500 series in 6 versions.
Changes made for this model year will include subtle alterations. Exterior may receive some grille changes, and slightly altered headlights and taillights, but majority of the body and overall look of the model will stay the same. On the inside, we can expect new features, and some new interior trims. Better materials will probably be included also.
2016 Dodge Ram ENGINE LINE-UP
Engines for the 2016 dodge Ram will stay the same as before. This means that 1500 models will have three options. Those include:
- 0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine capale to deliver up to 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
- 6-liter Pentastar V6 unit with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
- 7-liter V8 HEMI engine with 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
The list of engines for 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 includes:
- 7-liter V8 HEMI CNG engine (383 hp / 400 lb-ft of torque)
- 4-liter V8 Mid Duty HEMI engine (410 hp / 429 lb-ft of torque)
- 7-liter Inline-6 Cummins turbo diesel engine (385 hp / 865 lb-ft of torque)
Transmission choices include 8-speed and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes. Offered drivetrain are both 4×2 and 4×4.
2016 Dodge Ram PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Release date of the 2016 Ram models is expected sometime by the end of this year, while its pricing specs should be similar to the current ones. This means that new Dodge Ram pickup trick 1500 will start at around $26,000, 2500 versions at $31,000 approximately and 3500 at $32,000.