Posted on June 6, 2016
RAM Trucks Have Benefited from Powerful Cummins Engines Since 198
It was in 1989 that the Cummins engine was first introduced to the RAM truck, and the Cummins-RAM partnership has never looked back since.
After the launch of RAM in 1981 by Chrysler, the truck brand was seeking a unique differentiator to make it stand out in the competitive marketplace. The Cummins B-series engine was incorporated into the RAM, which was its first foray into the medium-duty pickup truck market. The RAM was specially engineered by Dodge at the time to accommodate the power and size of the turbo diesel engine. With both RAM truck drivers and the companies hugely benefiting from outstanding power and towing capability, the relationship has continued to prosper to this day.
Spanning 25 years, the Cummins engine has developed over its four different generations, and while its horsepower grew admirably from 160 in 1989 to 385 in 2013, it has been its amazing torque development from 400 lb-ft in 1989 to 850 in 2013 that has achieved enormous capacity. It’s the Cummins-RAM team that has forged ahead in power, innovation and durability all the way to provide the most reliable, tough trucks available.
By 2013 a Legendary 850 Pound-Feet Torque Was Achieved in the Cummins Engine
Back in 1989 when Cummins engines were first launched in RAM trucks, the 400 lb-ft of torque in the RAM made it easily outperform all the competition. In 1996 the horsepower went from 160 to over 200, and in 2001 more than 500 lb-ft of torque was easily delivered. In 2007 another milestone was achieved with the launch of the Cummins 6.7-litre engine producing 350 horsepower, and in 2013 the 385-horsepower Cummins engine started delivering the legendary 850 lb-ft torque.
2016 RAM 2500 and 3500 Trucks Feature 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel Option
Now in 2016, the Model Year Cummins engine is optionally available for all RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 pickup trucks. The Model Year engine is known as a (MY) 2013.5+ Cummins and is a dynamic inline 6-cylinder powerhouse, which gives the RAM trucks impressive towing capacity and power that’s hard to beat. With 900 lb-ft torque and up to 385 horsepower, the MY 2013.5+ Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel offers a 10 percent fuel economy increase, a 25 percent increased heat-rejection capacity from its cooling system, and improved performance.
Another benefit to 2016 RAM truck drivers in Toronto is the Cummins Turbo Diesel’s improved biofuel capacity, providing you the option of using either B20 biodiesel where it’s available or else ultra-low sulfur diesel. The “smart” exhaust brake feature is also available in the VGT Variable Geometry Turbo, offering control of the exhaust braking electronically to maintain a determined speed when descending.