Originally Posted by drittal
This 5.0 cummins won't be a barn burner, but what it does is bridge the gap between the big gas V8 and the absolutely ridiculous current generation turbo diesel.
90% of us don't need 900lbs of torque to pull our moderate sized RV and/or couldn't justify the $8k markup for one. If this proves to be a reliable power plant and is offered at 3.5-5k over base in our favorite truck brand, I thunk there could be takers.
This 5.0 has the power and torque of the later generation 5.9 cummins and 6.0 powerstroke. Perfect for those who tow 9-12k that is a bit much for a 1/2t but not even working a 6.7 cummins.
You'll never be able to tow more than 7-8000lb 5th wheel. TT's are different so 9000lbs and up would be fine. Just not enough payload for a 5th wheel. If they would've built it to have 2500-3000lbs for payload then it IMO would be a huge hit.
You can get an F150 with the Heavy Duty payload rating that will have 2500-2800lbs in average trim levels with a tow rating of around 12,000lbs with the 3.5 Eco Boost. It will tow that 7-8000lb 5th wheel just as easy and for less $$$ initially.
I'm just not seeing the market for it. Probably more of a TT/boat puller IMO.