In celebration of the 25-year relationship between Cummins and the Dodge/Ram brands, a new commemorative option package will be offered for select 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks. Developed in conjunction with the Turbo Diesel Register, the package includes unique interior and exterior badging, special floormats, Katzkin leather outers for the seats, and a special engine and hitch cover.
The first Dodge trucks with Cummins' engines were offered in 1989 (although the first proto-type used a 1985), with the 5.9-liter inline-six-cylinder truck rated at 160 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. Today's engine, a 6.7-liter turbocharged power plant with a multilevel exhaust brake, more than doubles the power numbers.
"Our 25-year partnership is a testament to the continued advancements of our products and the inherent dependability that our customers demand," said Dave Crompton, vice president of Cummins' engine business. "We developed this package to offer our loyal customers a way to celebrate this milestone anniversary."
The anniversary package is only available through Cummins, but we're guessing Ram dealerships would also do this as a dealer install. For more information on the 25th-anniversary upfit package or to place an order, click here, or call the Turbo Diesel Register at 800-755-1715.
As a bonus, we thought we toss in one of our favorite "Truck U" episodes that focuses on the Cummins B-Series motor (see bottom), with an example inside a 2011 Ram 3500 and a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with almost 900,000 miles.