2019 Ram Heavy Duty - Powertrain
With a long list of upgrades, the new Cummins 6.7-liter I-6, high output Turbo Diesel delivers up to 1,000 lb.-ft.
Of torque @ 1,800 rpm and 400 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm.
Changes begin at the core, with a cylinder block made from compacted graphite iron.
Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs.
Less than the previous-generation engine, yet delivers more power and torque.
A new cast-iron cylinder head builds on the new block with changes that include new exhaust valves and springs, and new rocker arms. Lighter and stronger pistons include new low-friction rings and connect to the crankshaft via newly design forged connecting rods and new bearings.
An all-new exhaust manifold is the mounting point for an improved variable-geometry turbocharger with laminated heat shields, delivering boost pressure up to 33 psi.
The second variant of the Cummins Turbo Diesel also gets a performance boost with 370 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and 850 lb.-ft.
Of torque @ 1,700 rpm.
The standard engine in the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty is upgraded to the proven and potent 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, delivering class-leading 410 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft.
Of torque @ 4,000 rpm to handle the payload and towing requirements of the heavy-duty truck user.