Cummins & Ram: Celebrating then & now

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Updated Dec 28, 2014
Cummins’ 5.0L V-8 is just one of several engines the manufacturer is said to be building for the next generation of light-duty pickups.

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There’s nothing flashy about a 1985 Ram D350, but there is something sentimental. Truck D001 was the first Ram developmental truck to include a Cummins diesel. 

The Ronald Reagan-era 5.9 liter engine offered 160 hp and 4,000 ft. of torque. That’s about half of what you would find in a similar set up today.

That truck is billed as “the truck that started it all.”

The Cummins Turbo Diesel was first commercially available in a Ram pickup truck for model-year 1989, and continues to be offered in today’s Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cabs. To commemorate their relationship, Ram produced a 25th Cummins Anniversary package – a 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup featuring custom badges, floor mats, Katzkin leather interior and a Cummins red breather cover under the hood.