Cummins, Dongfeng to Develop Heavy-Duty Diesel Platform in China
Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co. (DCEC), a 50-50 joint venture of Cummins Inc. and Dongfeng Motor Co., has begun development of a 13-liter heavy-duty truck engine designed to serve the high-end of the truck market in
The fully electronic engine, which is expected to be ready for production in 2009, will feature a power range from 400 to 545 hp and is designed to be used in heavy-duty trucks above 40 tons gross weight.
Cummins said the development agreement is a further expansion of nearly 20 year relationship with Dongfeng and also marks a departure from the traditional joint venture model in
This is the first time that a Cummins heavy-duty engine platform has been developed outside the
Cummins does not currently have a product in this displacement range. The engine platform also is being designed so that it can be readily modified to meet future U.S. EPA and Euro IV/V emission standards.