Production Milestone For Cummins

Posted on December 10, 2012

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.