Sneak Peek: 2016 Ram Laramie Limited 4x4s

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We recently attended Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' annual What's New media event at its Chelsea Proving Ground in Michigan where we got a good handle on all things Ram for the 2016 model year. Unfortunately, we must wait for a Sept. 1 embargo before sharing certain information with our readers. However, we did see Ram's new chrome-and-flare-nostrilled Laramie Limited in half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton configurations. Those images are not restricted, so we're sharing these exclusive photos and some information now.

The biggest news for the 2016 Ram 3500 is that the latest generation of 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder Cummins option now produces a class-leading 900 pounds-feet of torque, but there are a few other details that have changed like the new backup camera setup.

We'll be writing more about the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups when we get time behind the wheel and a chance to put them through our rigorous testing procedures. For now, here are photos of the three highest trim packages Ram offers. For more information about the 2016 Ram 2500/3500, click here.

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams

 

The Ram 1500 Laramie Limited EcoDiesel (below) makes 420 pounds-feet of torque with 3.55:1 gearing and has an As Tested price of $61,580 (all prices include destination).

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The Ram 2500 Laramie Limited Cummins makes 800 pounds-feet of torque with 3.42:1 gearing and has an As Tested price of $74,845.

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The Ram 3500 Laramie Limited dualie with the Cummins makes 900 pounds-feet of torque with 4.10:1 gearing and has an As Tested price of $76,295.

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Comments

@Svina...
That Ram recall is one of several. Sorry you didn't like that they all have recalls.
The Feds dealing with FCA.
As far as safest, story out in APRIL 2015 (hope new enough), new F150 & GM/GMC received 5 star rating, RAM only 4.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/2015-ford-f-150-supercrew-earns-nhtsa-5-star-rating/ar-AAb6Qba?ocid=iehp

@supercrew
Other models doesn't have extra bracing and brackets behind and in front of the wheels so they go thru safety reevaluation again.
What good is 5 star safety rating, if you can't turn your engine off ?
What good is FX4 package for, if lady in Tundra can go places this 2015 ford pos can't ?

Pay all that money for a truck and have to change the grill . Ram has dropped the ball . I guess if you want to stay the 3rd best truck in the USA Ram is on the right track. I own a Ram 3500 and will not be trading for this unimaginative look that is not even there idea. It's like they said "What does the front of Ford trucks look like? " .."We can do that !"

With that grill,they are the best looking trucks since the 72-93 rams!

Whoops, i should say, the ugliest trucks, hands down, since the 72-93 rams. 😖

I hope they fired whoever came up with that grill design.

Sure wish I could get the ride of a Chevy in a Ford that has a Cummins motor in it!

I call my Ram 3500 SRW 865 Tq cummins the Dump Truck, cause it rides like one, the RAM needs to come with air ride seats!

Absolutely love my 2012 ram 1500 laramie but this thing is but ugly , I will be looking at ford/gm if this isnt corrected for the new truck design

No, ih, the ugliest trucks hands down are fords since 1980. Now those are some ugly gd trucks.

No, ih, the ugliest trucks hands down are fords since 1980. Now those are some ugly gd trucks.

I just got back from a trip to NY where I had a 2015 RAM with the HEMI. I will admit, it had great power. But the fact that the truck was brand new ( 15 miles on it ) and after one day in 90 degree temps ..the AC and fans would not work ...unless you put it in PARK... confirms that like my previous experience owning a RAM and also others experiences, these thing are filled with gremlins and quality is still lacking. FCA has not changed anything.

RAM = FAIL

That grill has to go.

Strange, only $1500 difference in price between 2500 srw and 3500 drw. That doesn't make a lot of sense.

Strange, only $1500 difference in price between 2500 srw and 3500 drw. That doesn't make a lot of sense.

They are going to kill their sales gains with this grille. Frankly they were stupid to start this whole brand game with the pickup by calling it "RAM." Maybe if Sergio would take a moment away from his exit schemes and take a look at what works he would see that alas pickup owners like tradition, and therein this truck is and always will be a Dodge Truck! You can have the model name as Ram, but as a loyal Dodge owner, they will always be Dodge Trucks to me and I am sure many other true pickup truck enthusiasts.

I just traded my 2012 Ram for a 2015 GMC Denali. What a disappointment with the cheap plastic GM interior. My coworker just purchased a 2015 Longhorn and it makes my GMC look 10 years old. good job Ram! I am so disappointed and miss the pulling power of the Cummins. I must have one of these new rigs!!

body is the same its not new the lights look like eyes that grill is ugly

Shawn - you test drive before buying? Ram has a nicer interior but the GM HD's are considerably more reliable than FCA trucks.

General Motors has issued more recalls on more of its models than any other auto manufacturer since 2004, according to a TIME analysis of federal safety data. In last ten years, GM has recalled an individual model for a specific issue 756 times.

HEMI V8 - just read a few articles about recalls. Quality and durability interestingly enough aren't affected by recalls much since most are for "potential" problems.

Maybe on recall per vehicle sold basis GM will finally surpass FCA formerly DaimlerChrysler formerly Chrysler for the most recalls per vehicles sold.

@Lou-BC, Sure. Nothing like taking the day off and the truck off the job for RECALLS!

Ford finished second in Recalls. Maybe you will get them next year. ;-)

"Nine Best Diesel Engines for Pickup Trucks - The Power of Nine
Our Picks for the Best Diesel Pickup Truck Engines of the Last Two Decades."
KJ Jones – Jul 9, 2015


Cummins is top of the list.


"OK, bold-statement time. Hands’ down, the 5.9L, 12-valve Cummins engine is responsible for kick starting the modern-era, turbodiesel-pickup movement. Sure, while there had been other attempts (by other engine and truck companies) at mating diesels with light-duty pickups prior to the engine’s August 1988 public debut in a Dodge Ram pickup, the “6BT (inline six-cylinder, B-Series, turbocharged)” is the powerplant that proved itself to be the best alternative to Dodge’s big-block V-8 gasoline engine, due to its ability to produce incredible torque and achieve significantly better fuel mileage, which was very important at that time."

@Shawn

Who buys a $65K truck if they hate the interior? Did you buy it while blindfolded?

@HEMI

Too bad the 12 valve Cummins hasn't been available since 1998.

Chris - sounds like the salesman had him bent over the tailgate for a while ;)

HEMI V8 - funny to see you brag about an engine that FCA does NOT build.

Ironic isn't it.

At least it is American unlike the rest of the truck..............

bwaaaahaaahaaahaaahaha

Had to slip that one in since you tend to bring up "buy American".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arK3ScTUnf0

My what bid nostrils you have!

I find it interesting on the diesel aspect as I figure, the added fuel cost, NOT counting DEF fluid (around $0.15/100 miles or =equal to about a tank of gas a year), is equal to a cost of 2mpg let alone added cost of diesel specific maintenance. Rated at 28-29 mpg (minus 2 for additional fuel cost- 26-27) puts it back into perspective with Ford (25) or Chevy (23) offerings and at probably better purchase pricing to boot.

Why do the 1500 Crew Cabs have the Satellite Antenna on the rear of the cab (where it should be) and the 2500/3500 crew cab trucks have it stuck between the roof marker lights looking ugly as anything. I have both a Ram 2500 and 1500 and this has never made sense?

Mark Williams, So today is September 1st........has the embargo been lifted so that we can finally learn about the 2016 refreshed Ram 1500 trucks?

Wow, the Ford is no better with cost. Prices are unreal on all the trucks. I see no need to bash other car makers, to each his own. I think they all make a competitive product. After competitive research I chose for the sixth time since 1991 the Cummins. The only problems I've ever had, was a transmission went out on my 1996 at 75,000 mi and in by 02 ujoints that I think was my fault. The warranty paid for both issues. One friend of mine had an 06 from another car maker and it had a bad engine. The Dealer supposededly fixed it two times. The dealer he bought it from would not even take it back for trade in, he lost 19,000 on it. There can be problems on any of them. I ordered a new 2016 4x4 LB Ram Laramie Limited loaded with everythin except a sun roof. I paid 64,000 for it from Magnussen Auburn Ca. I think you should check actual prices before you all hammer any one Maker. They're all crazy!

Im a genious cuz I say LOL wacky fucksticks



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