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Ram trucks has fired an epic salvo at domestic rivals Ford and GM.

Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s dedicated pickup division has significantly upped the performance of its heavy-duty rigs for the 2016 model year.

The optional 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine used in these trucks has been goosed to deliver 900 lb-ft of best-in-class torque, 35 more than today’s model.

That number tops Ford’s PowerStroke and GM’s Duramax oil-burners, which have 860 and 765 units of twist, respectively. Ram claims this revised engine puts out the most torque of any mass-produced vehicle in history.

Naturally, with that extra twist comes a boost in performance. Using the SAE J2807 towing standard, properly equipped Ram 3500 trucks are rated to drag 31,210 pounds, eclipsing its nearest competitor by more two tons. In the three-quarter-ton class the Ram 2500 can tow nearly 18,000 pounds. Additionally, both payload and gross combined weight ratings are segment leading.

And if all of that isn’t enough, that Cummins diesel engine is backed by a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Heavy duty versions of the 2016 Ram will start rolling off the assembly line in the third quarter of the year.
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The torque war heats up , again...

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Ford will be introducing their all new aluminum SD shortly, which includes a nice bump in Diesel power that should top that number.

But, regardless of the final number, power to weight advantage will be dominated by the Ford.
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I wonder what percentage of these HD trucks work at even 50% of the capacity on a regular basis? I'd bet most rarely carry more than a couple people or tow a small boat.
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I wonder what percentage of these HD trucks work at even 50% of the capacity on a regular basis? I'd bet most rarely carry more than a couple people or tow a small boat.
Not a lot likely other than construction or farmers. My brother has a Ram 3500 that he rarely drives except to haul the landscaping trailer or what the truck is really needed for a 35ft 5th wheel camper.
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Torque and towing war between Ford and Ram is awesome. Im calling it, 2017 F-350 Super Duty 6.7 525hp 1000ft-lbs. Plus around 850lbs lighter if not more.
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Not a lot likely other than construction or farmers. My brother has a Ram 3500 that he rarely drives except to haul the landscaping trailer or what the truck is really needed for a 35ft 5th wheel camper.
Even a 35' 5th wheel is hardly a need for 900ft/lbs of torque! These power levels have reached the point of "Because we can" and of course because it markets well.

The top engine in todays Ford SD trucks nearly double the torque of the next most powerful engine.
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I hope Ford does 901 lb-ft

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I hope Ford does 901 lb-ft
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