Production Milestone For Cummins
Cummins Inc. announced the production of the two millionth pickup engine for Chrysler Group LLC at its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP). The 2012 6.7 L inline six-cylinder High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel produces 350 hp and 800 lb.ft. of torque, and powers Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks. It is also available in Ram 3500/4500/5500 chassis cabs.
The first Cummins Turbo Diesel engine was produced for Chrysler in 1988 at the Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, N.C. The 5.9 L 12-valve engine produced 160 hp and 400 lb. ft. of torque.
"We've come a long way since 1988," said Mike Cockell, Ram HD brand manager. "We've made great improvements to the entire package, but there is one thing that has remained constant - proven Cummins power."
The milestone engine will be one of the last model year 2012 engines produced at CMEP before production is changed over to the new 2013 6.7 L engine. In commemoration, the engine will be built with a special-edition red breather cover and valve cover.