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Car video reviews:

Body style: Truck
Segment: Heavy Duty Pickup

When your towing capacity looked like the ZIP-code for Macon, Georgia, it seems that the vehicle chosen was a 2016 RAM Mega-Cab.

RAM lineup was consistent, and the utility-vehicle maker considered that a full-size cabin was not an option if there was more stuff to carry inside. Also, it ensured a payload of up to 7390 lbs (3352 kg) plus a towing of 31210 lbs (14156 kg). Moreover, the heavy-duty hauler could fit up to six people inside the cabin plus their rifles or motorcycle riding equipment.

The RAM Mega-Cab 3500 HD featured a more extended cabin than the Crew-Cab, with an extension behind the rear doors. Depending on the trim options, the carmaker offered its biggest pickup from its stable with a chromed grille at the front, LED running lights, step-boards on the sides, and 20" chromed wheels. It could easily tow a full-size motorhome behind it, especially if fitted with a goose-neck in the bed.

Inside, it wasn't too much different than the Crew-Cab, albeit it offered more storage area behind the rear bench. The carmaker installed a big, 8.1" touch-screen on the center stack for the infotainment system for the front area. Inside the instrument cluster, RAM installed two large dials for the speedometer and tachometer, a few gauges, plus a TFT display in the middle.

Under the hood, RAM installed the well-known 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine that provided an excellent pulling power thanks to the truck-like 1220 Nm (900 lb-ft) torque. The other two engine options consisted of a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and a 6.4-liter unit.

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RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 2016 - Present
  4 gasoline engines
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (383 HP)
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (383 HP)
  • 6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (410 HP)
  • 6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (410 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x2 (385 HP)
  • 6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x4 (385 HP)
  • 6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x2 (385 HP)
  • 6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x4 (385 HP)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (383 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (383 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5653 cm3
Power
285.6 KW @ 5600 RPM
388 HP @ 5600 RPM
383 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
400 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
542 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
78.3 in (1989 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
6700 lbs (3039 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
11000 lbs (4990 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (383 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.7L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (383 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5653 cm3
Power
285.6 KW @ 5600 RPM
388 HP @ 5600 RPM
383 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
400 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
542 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
6940 lbs (3148 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
11300 lbs (5126 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (410 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x2 (410 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6423 cm3
Power
305.7 KW @ 5600 RPM
416 HP @ 5600 RPM
410 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
430 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
583 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
78.3 in (1989 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
6720 lbs (3048 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
11200 lbs (5080 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (410 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.4L V8 HEMI 6AT 4x4 (410 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6423 cm3
Power
305.7 KW @ 5600 RPM
416 HP @ 5600 RPM
410 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
430 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
583 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
7030 lbs (3189 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
11400 lbs (5171 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x2 (385 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x2 (385 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
6686 cm3
Power
287.1 KW @ 2800 RPM
390 HP @ 2800 RPM
385 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Torque
900 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
1220 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
78.3 in (1989 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8130 lbs (3688 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
12400 lbs (5625 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x4 (385 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.7L Cummins 6AT 4x4 (385 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
6686 cm3
Power
287.1 KW @ 2800 RPM
390 HP @ 2800 RPM
385 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Torque
900 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
1220 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8060 lbs (3656 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
14000 lbs (6350 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x2 (385 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x2 (385 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
6686 cm3
Power
287.1 KW @ 2800 RPM
390 HP @ 2800 RPM
385 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Torque
900 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
1220 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
78.3 in (1989 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8170 lbs (3706 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
12400 lbs (5625 kg)

RAM Trucks 3500 Mega Cab 6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x4 (385 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.7L Cummins 6MT 4x4 (385 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
6686 cm3
Power
287.1 KW @ 2800 RPM
390 HP @ 2800 RPM
385 BHP @ 2800 RPM
Torque
900 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM
1220 Nm @ 1700 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
30.9 gallons (117.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
248.4 in (6309 mm)
Width
79.4 in (2017 mm)
Height
79.7 in (2024 mm)
Front/rear Track
67.7/67.1 in (1,720/1,704 mm)
Wheelbase
160 in (4064 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.6 in (218 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
8110 lbs (3679 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
14000 lbs (6350 kg)
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