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Master Every Job with the 2016 Ram 2500

No matter what the workday calls for, you can rest assured that when you’re behind the wheel of the 2016 Ram 2500 you can tackle it all, and then some. We at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motor Mall know you will absolutely be impressed by all its power, refinement, and dynamic features once you take this tough pickup for a test drive.

To be a truck that is ready for any sort of job, you need to have an impressive engine, and the 2016 Ram 2500 has three available powertrains to choose from, depending on your needs. Coming standard is the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Variable Valve Timing. When you put the pedal to the metal, you’ll have 383 horsepower, 400 lb.-ft. of torque, a 13,890-lb. towing capacity1 for bringing a boat to Lake St. Clair, and a 3,060-lb. payload capacity1. You also have the choice of the 6.4L HEMI® V8 with best-in-class gasoline horsepower and torque with 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. It also boasts a 16,320-lb. towing capacity1 and a 3,990-lb. payload capacity. If you prefer diesel, the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel choice holds nothing back with 370 horsepower and a whopping 800 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll also have a best-in-class 17,980-lb. tow rating in addition to a 3,160-lb. payload rating.

The 2016 Ram 2500 helps you make the most out of all this impressive power with a variety of features. For instance, the standard class-exclusive2 5-link coil rear suspension works to reduce overall friction without limiting your towing capabilities for improved turning ability and an enhanced ride.

You’ll also have the trailer harness connector and heavy duty hooks for control over whatever it is you need to bring with you. For smaller items, take advantage of the available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System. This toolbox is built-in to the side rails of the truck bed, and is lit, secure, durable, and drainable. Also within the truck bed are box rail caps to reduce the number of scratches and scrapes that occur when unloading cargo, and the Ram Truck Tailgate Lift Assist to make lowering your tailgate smooth and easy.

To go with all this power and functionality is an interior you’ll actually enjoy spending time in. Like the versatile exterior, 2016 Ram 2500 provides an abundance of room for a variety of cargo. For instance, the standard 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench can easily accommodate all your gear, while the built-in under-seat storage on Crew and Mega Cab® trims keep the essentials close at hand. When the winter months are upon us, take advantage of the available heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats. Up front, you’ll find the available largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect®. Here, you can use SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Hands-Free Calling, and even available navigation. Also on this screen is a view from the available ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, helping you to hook up your trailer and reverse out of a tight parking space at The Home Depot.

You are sure to be confident in your ability to tackle any task with the 2016 Ram 2500. To see all its impressive power and tough features, visit Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or Dick Scott Motor Mall to take one for a test drive. Our new-vehicle showroom is open six days a week, so it’s easy to find time to check out this commanding truck.

Uconnect’s partnership with Pandora

In Greek mythology, Pandora was given a box that she was forbidden to open. She disobeyed out of curiosity and released from it all the ills that beset man, leaving only hope within. For Pandora Internet Radio, today, that hope translates into a musical goal: Connect people to music they love.

The man behind Pandora Internet Radio, Tim Westergren, made a visit to Chrysler Group headquarters to share his story with our employees. Pandora is just one of the Internet radio apps offered as part of our Uconnect Access via Mobile service. The service brings an easy-to-use Internet radio listening experience to many Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram vehicles. Uconnect Access via Mobile allows our customers to put their smartphones away and control their personal Pandora, iHeart Radio, Slacker or Aha accounts using their 8.4-inch touchscreen display and steering wheel controls.

Westergren created the popular Internet radio service in 2000 as Savage Beast Technologies, which launched on the web as the Pandora we know today in 2005. As an accomplished musician and composer, Westergren developed a collection of nearly 450 attributes to help describe a song with a template that could help capture a song’s identity. It was used as a way to link songs together. It is called the Music Genome Project and it’s the secret sauce behind how Pandora works. If you like a song on Pandora, the system works to find songs with similar traits. Today, Pandora has more than 250 million registered users.

Chrysler Group understands that the availability of apps, such as Pandora, is a “why buy” for a number of younger customers, also known as “Digital Natives.” They grew up with the technology at their fingertips and are heavily influenced by the availability of in-vehicle entertainment and connectivity in their automobile.

Westergren joined Head of Global Uconnect Alan Amici for a townhall meeting at Chrysler Group’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The two discussed music, technology and why Uconnect and Pandora are such a great match.

Pandora is simple and convenient to use in Chrysler Group vehicles equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Uconnect team member Lucas Wilson demonstrates how easy the service is to navigate.

If you already use Pandora, you can download the Uconnect Access App to your smartphone and follow a simple set-up process to connect your existing Pandora account to your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen.

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