Cummins launches five-litre V8 clean diesel engine
The engine will be certified to the near-zero NOx and PM emissions levels required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
COLUMBUS, IN—Engine maker Cummins Inc. will begin producing the ISV5.0, a new 5-liter V8 diesel engine for pickup-and-delivery vehicles, other light- and medium-duty trucks.
The ISV5.0 has been designed to fit where a comparable V8 or V10 gasoline engine was previously installed. The compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength aluminum alloy heads, and composite valve covers are durable and lightweight.
These features, along with dual overhead camshafts, also reduce noise, vibration and harshness.
With multiple injection events driven by integrated electronic controls, the ISV5.0’s fuel system and Cummins Variable Geometry Turbocharger contribute to peak torque of 560 lb-ft and quick throttle response. Ratings from 200 (149 kW) to 275 horsepower (205 kW) are available.
A two-stage fuel filter system for the ISV5.0 features the latest NanoNet media from Cummins Filtration and traps greater than 99 per cent of all particles as small as four microns.
A high-efficiency coalescing filter eliminates crankcase hydrocarbon emissions and oil mist, further adding to the clean-engine credentials of the ISV5.0.
The engine’s VGT Turbocharger, cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Cummins Emission Solutions’ Aftertreatment System, featuring a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), reduce the emission of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) to near-zero levels while delivering better performance and fuel economy.
The Cummins ISV5.0 will serve customers in the United States and Canada, and will be certified to the near-zero NOx and PM emissions levels required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At launch, it will also meet greenhouse gas (GHG) requirements through 2016, and 2015 Air Resources Board (ARB) standards, including on-board diagnostics.
The ISV5.0, along with the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for pickup trucks, will be manufactured at the Columbus Engine Plant. Production of the ISV5.0 will start during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012.