AUBURN HILLS, Mich.
Dec. 10, 2012
- Milestone engine destined for display
- Ram-Cummins partnership spans four decades
- Capability of current High-Output Cummins engine more than double that of original offering
Cummins Inc. has produced its 2-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks, highlighting the latest milestone in a storied partnership that spans four decades.
The 350-horsepower, 6.7-liter, in-line 6-cylinder turbo diesel is distinguished by its "Cummins Red" rocker cover and breather. But despite its 800 lb.-ft. peak torque rating, the historic engine – feted today at a Cummins plant in
– will not see service. Instead, it will go on display, touring the U.S.
"The Ram Truck-Cummins diesel partnership is one of the industry's most enduring and certainly fitting of such a tribute," says
, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de
. "Both companies have benefited greatly, but Ram diesel customers are the real beneficiaries. Every day they experience the toughness and capability a Cummins-powered Ram can deliver."
Cummins began supplying engines to Chrysler Group in 1988. Today in
, only Ram-brand pickups and chassis cabs feature the coveted Cummins "C" logo.
"I am immensely proud of our association with Cummins," says
, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering. "And I have no qualms matching our truck diesels against those of any competitor for performance and durability."
For 2013, Cummins-powered Rams boast capabilities and features that include:
- Best-in-class torque and a 10 percent fuel-economy improvement
- Exclusive dual-inlet "Ram Active Air" that adjusts induction according to driving conditions for optimal performance
- "Smart" exhaust brake for smoother driving characteristics
- Best-in-class 15,000-mile oil-change interval
- A new cooling system for improved performance and durability
- B20 fuel capability
- Next-generation Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid system with range of up to 4,000 miles between refills
- Dual fuel filtration system for enhanced reliability and durability in virtually every climate and environment
- Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles
The Chrysler Group-Cummins partnership traces its beginnings to 1985, when development work began on a 5.9-liter 12-valve in-line 6-cylinder turbo diesel. When it launched in 1989, it was rated at 160 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of peak torque – less than half the numbers for today's High-Output 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel.