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Ram 3500 gets 865 lb-ft rating for 2015

by Drew Johnson

The Ram 3500\'s optional 6.7L diesel now cranks out 865 lb-ft of torque.

Chrysler's Ram truck brand has managed to eke even more torque out of its 6.7L Cummins diesel for the 2015 model year. The High-Output inline-six is available in Ram's 3500 series heavy-duty truck models.

Horsepower for the turbo diesel remains unchanged at 385, but thanks to a more aggressive fuel delivery system and a turbo boost calibration, the 6.7L's torque rating has grown from 850 lb-ft to 865 lb-ft. Those 15 extra lb-ft haven't improved the 3500's towing capacity - which remains a best-in-class 30,000 pounds - but payload capacity has inched up from 7,320 to 7,390.


"Ram maintains leadership throughout its pickup line by offering best-in-class fuel efficiency with our Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 MPG, best-in-class towing at 30,000 pounds, best-in-class power at 865 lb.-ft. and best-in-class payload at 7,390 pounds with our Ram 3500," said Bob Hegbloom, Head of Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Ram owns best-in-class attributes in the areas that are most important to truck customers."


For those that don't need quite that much grunt, Ram's heavy-duty models can also be had with a 5.7L V8, 6.4L V8 and a de-tuned version of the 6.7L diesel.


Ram's heavy-duty line of 2015 pickups should arrive on dealer lots within the next few weeks.

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