The EPA has now certified all 2019 Ram Heavy Duty engines.
As the month-long government shutdown drew to a close, the Environmental Protection Agency certified the high-output 6.7-liter Cummins engine in Ram 3500 trucks. HDRams.com and Mopar Insiders initially reached out to FCA regarding the status of the new Ram’s EPA certification in the wake of the shutdown. At the time, FCA’s 6.4-liter HEMI V8 and standard output Cummins were certified. However, now they’ve gotten certification for the high output engine as well.
They issued another response to HDRams.com, saying, “FCA US has received certification for its new 2019 Ram 3500 pickup — gasoline and diesel-powered models…The new vehicles remain on schedule for their planned Q2  launch.”
Ram has been making headlines since the Heavy Duty’s Detroit launch with that high output engine. The new standard engine is more powerful as well, managing 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. However, the High Output Cummins makes 400 horsepower. As for the torque? 1,000 lb-ft of torque. That engine mates up to a six-speed AISIN AS69RC automatic transmission.
Now that the engine is certified, Ram can focus on its intended launch schedule in summer 2019. As for how the engine actually performs in the real-world, you’ll have to wait until we take it on the Ike Gauntlet, the world’s toughest towing test.
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