To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Cummins-Ram relationship, Cummins Inc has partnered with the Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) in offering an upfit package for the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500. Owners will be able to convert their truck and celebrate the 25 year partnership with custom 25th anniversary badging, Katzkin leather seats, floor mats, hitch cover, and a special "Cummins Red" engine cover. The leather seat covers will need to be installed by a Katzkin dealer, which buyers will be directed to upon purchase.
The Cummins turbodiesel was first married with the Dodge Ram chassis for the 1989 model year, a strategic move by Chrysler which arguably saved the company's pickup line and shot them head first into the diesel pickup category. The 1st generation Cummins 12v was rated at 160 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque; difficult to believe considering today's 6.7L Cummins, an evolution of the original B series, generates a whopping 385 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. Cummins remains the only engine manufacturer to provide inline 6 diesel engines to the light duty sector. Over the course of 25 years, the Cummins name has become synonymous with strength and rugged dependability.
The Ram's long standing relationship with Cummins comes second to Ford and International's, which lasted 27 years before Ford decided it was in their best interest to develop a diesel engine of their own.
Update November, 2015 - Availability of the upfit package seems to be on the decline as the media hype dwindles.
Source: Cummins Inc., cummins.com