Not to be outdone, RAM/Cummins up the bar. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 14, 2017 2018 RAM 3500 w/ the 6.7L Cummins With recent talk of a Chinese buyer of FCA including the American Icon RAM Trucks brand, a more product oriented story came out of the real money making brand within. Late last week Ram one-upped Ford’s 925 lb-ft. of torque 6.7L V8 Power Stroke turbo diesel with a power uprate of its own for the 2018 MY. All 2018 1-Ton RAM 3500’s equipped with the 6.7L Cummins will offer a best in segment 930 lb.-ft. of torque and the ability to tow 30,000 lbs. with a RAM designed fifth-wheel hitch. Working with Cummins, the 2018 turbo diesel includes higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and flow rate increases through the fuel delivery system. This was the key takeaway of the power uprated 6.7L I6 which now adds an additional 30 lb.-ft. of torque over the 2017 MY lineup. RAMs release stated the uprate will not harm the diesel’s legendary durability and easily best in class efficiency. Another calibration drive and steady states will have to be performed. Fingers crossed the torque boost did not harm the RAM 1-Tons class leading - read dominating - efficiency. 2018 6.7L Cummins I6 Addendum after speaking with RAM PR: The 2018 Cummins I6 is rated at 385 hp and a ways back from Ford’s 440 hp 6.7L Power Stroke. There are no plans to equip the 3/4 Ton's with the new uprated Cummins. Yet efficiency should not be effected one iota. Thank goodness. The 30,000-lb. fifth-wheel towing uprate was made possible by an in-house hitch design from Ram Engineering. The new Cummins power output and 5th wheel hitch uprates allows the 2018 Ram 3500 to tow the heaviest trailers in the industry. The all-new Ram hitch will allow customers to skip other OEMs Class 4 and 5 trucks to haul trailers that would have otherwise been limited to 24,000 lbs. RAM 30,000 lb 5th Wheel Hitch Mopar Part number: 82215769 -- MSRP: $1395 The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty maximum gooseneck and conventional hitch maximum trailer weight ratings for 2018 are 31,210 lbs and 20,000 lbs., respectively. 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks will be available in dealerships this month.