Dodge Ram Falls Behind
Ford & GM Lead in HP/Torque Output
*The power ratings discussed in this news article are now outdated. Please see the "Torque Wars" category on Diesel Hub homepage for current power ratings.
Dodge/Cummins have failed to release an updated version of the 6.7L Cummins in response to the latest offerings from Ford and GM. Ford's new 6.7L Power Stroke pumps out 390 hp and 735 lb-ft of torque, while GM's latest version of the 6.6L Duramax provides 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.
Dodge's diesel option, the 6.7L Cummins, trails the pack with an outdated 350 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. All three diesels make peak torque at a low 1,600 rpm, giving the Cummins no clear advantage over the other 2 brands. While faithful Dodge Ram fans will likely wait out for a future version of the Cummins, Dodge will likely lose some customers due to their current disadvantage.
As it stands, Dodge is 85 lb-ft behind Ford and a whopping 115 lb-ft behind GM in torque. Fortunately for Dodge, the Cummins is now the only manufacturer offering a diesel that does not require the use of diesel ehxuast fluid (DEF, urea injection) in order to meet current emissions standards. In the eyes of customers, this may keep the Dodge Ram appealing despite the current gap in power ratings.
How long will Dodge trail its competitors? Will Ford and GM continue to battle out their torque wars while the mighty Cummins sits on the sideline? Only time will tell when and how Dodge responds to the lastest offerings from Ford and General Motors, but don't expect Cummins to sit this one out entirely.