Liebherr, Kamaz Announce 12 L Diesel Development
The Liebherr Group announced a joint engine development with Russian vehicle manufacturer Kamaz OJSC for the development and manufacturing of a range of six-cylinder inline diesel engines with 12 L displacements.
Liebherr explained that the engines are tailored to meet specific requirements from Kamaz and are adapted for use in Kamaz trucks and special vehicles for the oil and gas industry. They will be available in four performance categories, the company said.
The engines will comply with emissions directives of Euro 5 and 6 and be equipped with common rail injection and engine control units from Liebherr. Along with the diesel versions, Liebherr said it will also offer a CNG engine for mobile vehicles based on the jointly developed engine.
The two companies signed a contract that includes a complete solution for the construction of an engine production and assembly line on the premises of Kamaz OJSC as well as respective quality assurance within Kamaz's production. According to Irek Gumerov, deputy general director of Kamaz OJSC and director for business development, now that Russia has joined the WTO and the environmental requirements have become more stringent, the development of this new family of engines for Kamaz is timely and necessary.