Don't Get It Twisted, the New Ram 3500 Produces a Totally Ridiculous 930 LB-FT of Torque

Forget a camper; this thing can tow an actual house.
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Ram has fired the latest shot in the never-ending mine-is-bigger pissing contest that is the full-size pickup truck bragging rights war, with the announcement of the 2018 Ram 3500 and its 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine producing an eye-popping 930 lb.-ft. torque.

The 2018 Ram's 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel makes a lot of torque, but we can't quite remember the exact number.

The 2018 Ram's 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel makes a lot of torque, but we can't quite remember the exact number.

That is the most of any pickup truck, contributing to a maximum 30,000-lb. towing capacity when using an optional big rig-style fifth wheel hitch. The regular hitch can pull traditional tag-along-style trailers weighing as much as 24,000 lbs.

The fifth wheel hitch carries some the trailer's weight on the truck, contributing to a higher towing capacity.

The fifth wheel hitch carries some the trailer's weight on the truck, contributing to a higher towing capacity.


Ram collaborated with traditional diesel partner Cummins, to devise higher turbo boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and higher-volume fuel injectors.

If there is a truck hall of fame, the venerable Cummins inline six-cylinder diesel engine belongs there.

If there is a truck hall of fame, the venerable Cummins inline six-cylinder diesel engine belongs there.

"Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity," said Mike Manley, head of the Jeep and Ram brands within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. "We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

So Ram is number one! For now.