Ram and Cummins Celebrate 25 Year Partnership

By | February 05, 2014
Back in 1989, Dodge and Cummins joined forces to revolutionize the pickup truck segment, combining dominant engineering with diesel powertrains. Competitors still chase after what these two have been able to create. Currently, Ram's 2014 Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks offer best-in-class capability. "Ram and Cummins are names synonymous with power, quality and durability. We've enjoyed a successful relationship and remained leaders in the diesel pickup market for 25 years. The numbers don't lie. Backed by a Cummins engine, our Ram Heavy Duty is King of the Hill with 30,000 pounds of towing capacity--three tons more than the closest competitor and our flagship Chassis Cab trucks hit Gross Combined Weight Ratings of up to 37,500 pounds," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO-Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, in a statement. Not only do the Ram Trucks featuring the Cummins diesel engine offer best-in-class capability, models equipped with the 6.7-liter turbo diesel also offer the industry-exclusive Ram Active Air intake system that draws cool air from the front of the truck when it senses extreme heat. This function also engages at high altitudes for better throttle response. Ram trucks have featured Cummins diesel engines since the inception of the partnership, coming from a 5.9-liter turbo diesel engine that produced 160 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, to today's 6.7-liter turbo diesel that delivers up to 385 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. Not bad for 25 years' worth of improvement. Source: Chrysler