Yeah - except somebody messed up on the ratings... 305HP/610lb.ft.?
Oops... wrong engine.
What caught my eye more was the 6spd auto trans... 'bout damn time.
I'd imagine they have quite a few of the 5.7 powerplants that still need
to be installed. And do yoiu think that while Cummins is releasing it in
'07 Dodge may need a year or 2 to work it into their truck line?
It actually makes perfect sense. Many people buying the new diesels are
doing so because of their superior MPG over their gas counterparts and more
power as well. Unless this new 6.7 gets as good or better mileage as the
5.9, what is the real advantage? While admittedly not an expert, from what
I'm reading on here, the current trucks main limitations on towing and load
do not appear to be due to the engine so for the average P/U owner, what is
the real advantage of this bigger engine? All I see is a higher cost, lower
MPG, and a higher risk of drive train component failure, all negatives to
me. Since the 3500 chassis version is geared toward commercial service
where Ford is kicking ass, the added power is needed to become more
competitive in towing and other commercial applications.
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"Tom Lawrence" < email@example.com> wrote in message
It's all about numbers.
Ford says they have a truck that can tow 19,000 lbs.
GM says they have more hp and torque than the others.
Dodge can now claim the largest displacement in a six cylinder diesel
- OH, WAIT!
They've always been able to make that claim, haven't they? ;-)
And don't forget about "fewer moving parts" because more is not always
I waited for someone else to ask this but nobody did. Where is Dodge going
to get 5.9L engines if Cummins stops making them? Is DC going to discontinue
the diesel option on 2500 and 3500 pickups? Are not *all* Cummins ISB
engines going to be 6.7 liters in 2007?
We were however told that the Ram 2500 and 3500 models for 2007 will be
rolled out with the existing 5.9 liter engine.
Whether they'll continue to build the current 5.9 or have enough 5.9's
stockpiled, I don't know. Mebbe the 6.7 will be rolled out as an '07.5? I
recall that the Diesel engine builders were busted by the EPA for "cheating"
their ECM calibrations and had to implement the new regs on an advanced
schedule. That accelerated schedule was 2007, however there are differences
in how the things are rated by the EPA. Like this:
Under the federal light-duty Tier 2 regulation (phased-in beginning 2004)
vehicles of GVWR up to 10,000 lbs used for personal transportation have been
re-classified as "medium-duty passenger vehicles" (MDPV - primarily larger
SUVs and passenger vans) and are subject to the light-duty vehicle
legislation. Therefore, the same diesel engine model used for the 8,500 -
10,000 lbs vehicle category may be classified as either light- or heavy-duty
and certified to different standards, depending on the application.
Clear as mud? Yeah, it makes my head hurt too!
Well it's already a $5500 option. By the time the new 6.7 rolls out it
will be at least $6000 and likely more. Anyone know?
BTW, ads in the paper this weekend have local Houston, TX Dodge dealers
offering up to $11,500 off new diesel duallys thru Tuesday night 2/28.
Helfman Dodge in particular.
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