A Cummins diesel engine used in a pickup truck or similar vehicle in 2015 produces between 325 and 385 horsepower and up to 900 foot-pounds of torque. However, Cummins produces several models of diesel engine, meaning that many specifications are dependent on the exact engine and vehicle in question.Continue Reading
Cummins diesel engines are commonly used in heavy-duty pickup trucks that are intended to tow heavy loads. One of the most famous examples of this type of truck is the Dodge Ram pickup that used a 5.9-liter inline-six Cummins B-series diesel producing 160 horsepower and 400 foot-pounds of torque. The 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks use a 6.7-liter, six-cylinder Cummins turbocharged engine that produces 900 foot-pounds of torque and 385 horsepower when mated to a heavy-duty Aisin automatic transmission. The engine's output is downgraded for manual transmission trucks, producing only 660 foot-pounds of torque due to the reduced torque capacity of the manual transmission.
Cummins engines intended for use in heavy-duty trucks, construction equipment and military vehicles often produce much more power than those used in pickup trucks. For example, the ISX15 engine intended for use in Class B trucks can produce as much as 605 horsepower depending on the specific application. One of the most powerful Cummins engines is the defense-oriented V908, a powerful diesel V8 design that can produce up to 800 horsepower and 2362 foot-pounds of torque.Learn more about Engine