Ward's has named the Cummins diesel engine for the Dodge Ram one of the "10 Best Engines for 2004."

"We are pleased and honored to announce that Ward's has selected the Cummins diesel engine for the Dodge Ram for this award," said Cummins Executive Director - Marketing, Tom Kieffer. "The new Cummins Turbo Diesel is the standard engine for the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickup line and is the most powerful diesel engine available in this segment of the automotive market.”

"A Best Engines mantra essentially has emerged over a decade of presenting these awards," said Bill Visnic, Ward's senior technical editor. "It's simple. With very few exceptions, each and every 10 Best Engines winner over the past decade has powered a commercially successful vehicle. We are convinced that this is no coincidence."

Details of the Ward's 10 Best Engines will be featured in the January issues of Ward's AutoWorld and Ward's Engine & Vehicle Technology Update and at www.wardsauto.com .

Ward's AutoWorld is a monthly magazine serving more than 68,000 automotive professionals globally. The twice-monthly newsletter Ward's Engine & Vehicle Technology Update provides analysis of engineering advancements and technical issues. WardsAuto.com is an online subscription service delivering industry news, data and analysis compiled by Ward's Communications. Ward's Communications is published by a PRIMEDIA, which also publishes Fleet Owner magazine and www.Fleetowner.com .