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Ram is launching updated versions of its 2500 and 3500 heavy duty pickup truck with new calibration for their Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engines. The new calibration is said by Ram to add 15 pound-feet of torque, edging out even Class 4 pickup competitors to a best-in-class 865 pound-feet. Why are we mentioning such a big […]

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The Ram pickup truck will become the first to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all of its three fullsize pickup truck segments, including the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and Ram 3500 Heavy Duty. Ram said it beats the competition in the two most sought-after titles […]

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Nissan is showing a diesel-powered Frontier concept vehicle in Chicago. Named Frontier Diesel Runner, Nissan explained this project truck, based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model, serves to both gauge the market reaction to a Nissan mid-size pickup with a diesel engine and plot a potential future direction for the Frontier. At the heart […]

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A new Cummins diesel V8 engine will be powering some 2015 pickup trucks. Cummins Inc. announced the ISV5.0, a new 5-liter V8 diesel engine designed to power pickup-and-delivery vehicles, other light- and medium-duty trucks, school buses and motorhomes. The ISV5.0 extends Cummins range of clean-diesel engines for North American vehicles, and features industry-leading technology that […]

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After two years of on-the-ground testing the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) has proven to be as good as the simulation models projected. The analysis released May 23 proves that when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV, the FED experienced a 72 percent improvement in fuel economy. The FED’s performance was […]

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