The RAM truck line has been winning awards left and right. With numerous publications and review outlets showering the entire RAM lineup with accolades and praise, it’s natural to want to know what all the fuss is about. Today, we’ll walk you through what made the recent generations of RAM 3500 trucks so great. Take a look.
The fourth generation of RAM 3500 underwent many changes, too many to list here. For the most part, though, there was three options available: a 5.7L HEMI V8 (2010-2018), a 6.4L HEMI V8 (2014-2018), and a high-output 6.7L Cummins I6 turbodiesel (2013-2018). The 5.7L HEMI puts out 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 6.4L HEMI produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The 6.7L Cummins pumps out 385 horsepower and between 850-930 lb-ft of torque (depending on the year).
The fifth generation RAM 3500 features a whole new design and some serious upgrades in power and capability. The RAM 3500 has three different engine options: a 6.4L HEMI V8, a 6.7L Cummins I6 turbodiesel, and a high-output 6.7L Cummins I6 turbodiesel. The 6.4L HEMI has 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The regular 6.7L Cummins measures in at 370 horses and 850 lb-ft of torque. The high-output 6.7L Cummins pumps out 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The max towing capacity has gone up to 35,100 lbs. Max payload comes in at 7,680 lbs.
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