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3 million Cummins diesels in Rams and Dodges

by David Zatz on

Earlier today, Ram built the three millionth Mopar truck with a Cummins diesel.

cummins diesel #3,000,000

Cummins engines may have saved Dodge pickups from extinction back in the 1980s; from the moment the first Cummins Dodges went on sale, they were not only popular but attracted people who would never have considered a Dodge to the trucks. The sentiment “I bought a Cummins pickup that happens to have a Dodge wrapped around it” was not uncommon in the 1990s, either.

Ram trucks may be good enough to stand on their own four (or six) tires, but many customers still demand the Cummins diesel under the hood.

The in-line six-cylinder Cummins diesels started out at 5.9 liters and later changed to 6.7 liters as new emissions rules took effect. They overwhelmed competitors when launched and at numerous points afterwards; buyers often got better fuel economy and more power than they could from competing pickups.  It was also the first diesel in a Class 2 or Class 3 pickup to break 1,000 pound-feet of torque, its current rating (with 400 horsepower).

Diesel #3 million is going under the hood of a 2019 Ram 3500 Longhorn Crew Cab Dually 4×4.

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