Presumably the peak numbers went at the expense of the area under the torque curve...
When considering a towing vehicle it all depends on value to me. The Cummins diesel is about a $7-8K bump up in cost for the HD, while for the 1500 a $2850 option for the new 3.0L diesel engine over the 5.7L.... and this 6.4L is a $1500 option over the 5.7L. Yet this engine will only get a 6-speed and not the new 8-speed. That right there is a downer point as I'd hope for that 10-15% better mileage from the 8-speed. I'd really want to see the torque curve and compare the 5.7L to this engine. Also besides the EcoDiesel, would have been awesome to see a turbo pentastar V6 somewhere in the lineup for Ram/Dodge.....
They really need to add direct injection already and catch up to the competition in terms of technology and kick up that 410 HP/TQ number up 10-15% to around 450-460 HP/TQ.
Last edited by Robert_Esq; 07-13-2013 at 06:15 PM..
Reason: adding analysis of opinion
A lot depends on where in the RPM range the 6.7 develops it's peak HP/torque and how wide the power band really is. It really should be able to develop more like 435-450 HP/torque though and still have the durability for truck usage. I have the 5.7 and love it but would sacrifice some power to move the peak down in the RPM range which IMO would make the power more useable in a pick up. Another plus IMO would be to offer a manual trans for heavy towing/hauling especially on the hills like we have here in PA and WV.
no if you want to have power ...you can not get it from gas ... diesel will out do any gas Eng. and get the millage you need ... so it costs a extra 8 grand over the 1500 bucks ... you make it up with the fuel you will save and will last a lot longer ... but if you are at a drag strip the HEMI will beat the diesel in stock form