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