The 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel is going to be one of the best medium sized pick-up trucks in North America and that is thanks to an amazing engine. While its competitors are still struggling with tests of hybrid options and low powered petrol engines, the guys from RAM managed to find the best option for good fuel consumption and good power, a diesel engine.
This 2016 model is going to come at the end of 2015 or early 2016 and it is only going to be a slight facelift of the already popular RAM Diesel. It will introduce new interior options as well as more up to date styling and most likely a new transmission option. All of these will make for a seriously competitive truck. Price will start at slightly above $31,000 and it will go up to as much as $40,000 depending on the options you choose. Similar situation was with the previous year version.
Let’s start with its interior first. Even its entry level model will be basically the same as a medium spec petrol engine powered car. This means that there will be climate control, leather steering wheel and also a leather arm rest. The audio system will have a CD player as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity that should be compatible with most phones on the market today. Unfortunately though there is no iPod connectivity as standard. The top end models will get it along with a satellite navigation system, rear view camera and leather upholstery. Without a doubt this is more than enough for most drivers and passengers that are not looking for a top of the line luxury that can be found in much more expensive vehicles.
Review Of 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel
Its exterior doesn’t have any particular differences over the petrol powered car. The only major difference is the dual exhaust at the back of the car which also gives it a really cool sound when accelerating. Few diesel badges will be the only things that differentiate this model over standard petrol powered trucks.
Engine wise, the 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel comes with a VM Motor supplied 3.0 liter V6. This twin turbo diesel is good for as much as 240 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to its power, the engine is capable of towing up to 9200 pounds which is one of the biggest loads in the medium sized truck market. This engine is also one of the most fuel efficient of them all, at an average fuel consumption of 28 MPG on highway.
2016 RAM 1500 Diesel Specs
Performance is quite good since this car is able to go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 9 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of 120 MPH. This is quite competitive when you take into account competitors of 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel that use much more fuel and have pretty much the same performance with gasoline engines.
The transmission available with 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel is an 8 speed automatic that is coupled to the rear wheels as standard. The 2016 model year is the first time when this model will also be available with a four wheel drive system derived from the petrol engine equipped car. This system uses electronic limited slip differentials rather than the usual mechanical units found in the other models. This is quite important because it might further improve towing capacity that was 9200 pounds for the 2015th model.