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Fiat announced over the weekend that it was buying General Motors’ half of VM Motori (Vancini-Martelli Motori). The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of calendar-year 2013. In 2011, Fiat acquired half of VM from Penske, which had purchased VM from DaimlerChrysler; Penske sold the other half to General Motors.  DaimlerChrysler itself had acquired VM from Detroit Diesel in 2000. VM has supplied European Jeeps and Chryslers with four and five cylinder diesel engines; the company currently also supplies the advanced 3-liter V6 diesel used by the Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. VM has generally specialized in four and six cylinder engines. Fiat-aligned Iveco co-developed 5.9 and 6.7 liter six cylinder engines (the same size currently used by the Ram 2500 through 5500), but it is unlikely that Ram will switch from the Cummins to the equivalent Iveco engines. Many buyers choose Rams specifically to get the Cummins..

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Fiat announced over the weekend that it was buying General Motors’ half of VM Motori (Vancini-Martelli Motori). The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of calendar-year 2013. In 2011, Fiat acquired half of VM from Penske, which had purchased VM from DaimlerChrysler; Penske sold the other half to General Motors. DaimlerChrysler itself had acquired VM from Detroit Diesel in 2000. VM has supplied European Jeeps and Chryslers with four and five cylinder diesel engines; the company currently also supplies the advanced 3-liter V6 diesel used by the Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. VM has generally specialized in four and six cylinder engines. Fiat-aligned Iveco co-developed 5.9 and 6.7 liter six cylinder engines (the same size currently used by the Ram 2500 through 5500), but it is unlikely that Ram will switch from the Cummins to the equivalent Iveco engines. Many buyers choose Rams specifically to get the Cummins..

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Quote: "but it is unlikely that Ram will switch from the Cummins to the equivalent Iveco engines. ".. that is a bold statement, given that often such decisions are made by the bean counters (often to the detriment of the end result, but that is for another thread...).
 

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Quote: "but it is unlikely that Ram will switch from the Cummins to the equivalent Iveco engines. ".. that is a bold statement, given that often such decisions are made by the bean counters (often to the detriment of the end result, but that is for another thread...).
Thats not that bold I mean Chrysler would have to be insane to drop Cummins with all that brand equity to go with an engine supplier with almost no recognition in the US market.
 

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The reason I sound certain is because Fiat has had Iveco for a long time, and owning VM does nothing to accelerate the use of Iveco engines in Rams, as far as I can tell.

I mean, it's like saying, "Fiat has purchased Suzuki, now they're going to replace Dodge 2-liter engines with Alfa Romeo 2-liters!"
 

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Yep.
We are really off in the weeds here worrying about the fate of Cummins.
For now we should be happy for VM and what it means for more diesel powered Mopars.
 
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MoparNorm said:
Yep.
We are really off in the weeds here worrying about the fate of Cummins.
For now we should be happy for VM and what it means for more diesel powered Mopars.
maybe
WE can only hope.
 
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