Cummins has produced its 2-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks, highlighting the latest milestone in a partnership that is over four-decades old.
Built in Columbus, Indiana, the anniversary engine is a 6.7-liter, in-line 6-cylinder turbo diesel that develops 350 horsepower and is distinguished by its „Cummins Red” rocker cover and breather. However, the powerplant, which develops an enormous 800 lb-ft (1084 Nm) of torque, will not see service. Instead, it will go on display, touring the United States.
“The Ram Truck-Cummins diesel partnership is one of the industry’s most enduring and certainly fitting of such a tribute. 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,” said Fred Diaz, president and CEO Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico.
Cummins began supplying engines to Chrysler Group in 1988. The 5.9-liter 12-valve in-line 6-cylinder turbo diesel was rated at 160 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque – less than half the numbers for today’s 6.7-liter engine. Today in North America, only Ram-brand pickups and chassis cabs feature the Cummins “C” logo.
“I am immensely proud of our association with Cummins. And I have no qualms matching our truck diesels against those of any competitor for performance and durability,” said Bob Lee, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering.