Cummins announces 6.7L Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel Engine

Cummins Inc. announced today the availability of its Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel engine for the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 models beginning January 2007, providing increased performance for outstanding towing capability and drivability.

The Cummins Turbo Diesel will feature increased displacement of 6.7 liters, with increased horsepower and torque. The all-new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, producing 650 lb-ft of torque, has a life-to- overhaul interval of 350,000 miles, providing more than a 100,000-mile advantage over the competition.

"We are very proud to be an integral part of carrying forward the reputation for the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck for its strength and durability with the all-new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine," said Dave Crompton, Cummins Vice President and General Manager of MidRange Engine Business.

The 6.7L engine delivers more horsepower and more torque in an envelope size comparable to the 5.9L engine it replaces. The horsepower and torque rating increase from 325 horsepower to 350 and 610 lb-ft to 650 lb-ft, respectively. The 6.7L engine offers improved combustion with the integration of Variable Geometry Turbocharging for air handling, next generation of Cummins-designed cooled EGR, upgraded High Pressure Common Rail fuel system and improved integration of engine and vehicle systems for best-in-class performance. At the same time, the new engine will provide owners with the quietest engine in the HD diesel pickup truck market. Improved vehicle control and lower operating cost are both enhanced on the new 6.7L Turbo Diesel with the addition of an integrated exhaust brake option, providing outstanding braking performance; in addition, the engine has been designed to operate on Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel (15-ppm sulfur) as well as B5 Biodiesel.

"The 18-year relationship with Dodge has proven to be a success for both Cummins and DaimlerChrysler," said Jeff Caldwell, Cummins Executive Director - DaimlerChrysler Business. "Dodge's diesel share of their Heavy Duty pickup truck segment exceeds both of the major competitors' in the marketplace, establishing the Turbo Diesel-powered Ram as the premier product in this critical market niche for DaimlerChrysler."

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