) announced the launch of a new a 5-liter V8 diesel engine,
ISV5.0, which will be produced from the fourth quarter of 2014.
This engine will be installed in power pickup-and-delivery
vehicles, other light- and medium-duty trucks, school buses and
motorhomes. The new engine will offer enhanced fuel efficiency
and performance and help reduce emission.
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Cummins ISV5.0 engine is armed with industry leading technology
and offers better performance at a low total cost of ownership to
customers in North America. The ISV5.0 will be produced in
the Columbus Engine Plant, along with the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel
for pickup trucks.
Cummins ISV5.0 engine comes with a compacted graphite iron (CGI)
cylinder block, high-strength aluminum alloy heads, forged steel
crankshaft and composite valve covers. Thus, it offers high
durability along with lightweight packaging. With these features
and the dual overhead camshafts, Cummins ISV5.0 engine helps
minimize roughness, noise and vibration. In addition, the ISV5.0
engine is small enough to conveniently replace V8 or V10 gasoline
The new ISV5.0 engine of Cummins will be available to customers
in the U.S and Canada. It will meet the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) emission requirements related to NOx
and PM. Cummins also expects that the engine will satisfy the
greenhouse gas standards till 2016, and 2015 Air Resources Board
standards, including on-board diagnostics.
In September, Cummins announced the introduction of the G Series
platform, a global heavy-duty engine platform. It features an
in-line six cylinder engine and will be available in 10.5 and
11.8 liter displacements. The G Series platform is expected to
meet the global market demands and emission standards both on-
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