INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. announced three new products at the Work Truck Show March 1, lead by the new 2017 B6.7 diesel engine, adding to the company’s longstanding line of B-Series engines.
Cummins also unveiled the B6.7’s sister engine, the 2017 L9, with ratings from 260 hp to 380 hp and 720 lb-ft to 1,250 lb-ft, and the 2017 Single-module Aftertreatment, which brings a notable reduction in size.
“Medium duty truck customers have made Cummins their engine manufacturer of choice due to the unparalleled uptime they have experienced with our B- and L-Series engines,” said Brett Merritt, executive director of on-highway business. “This is the legacy that Cummins has created over nearly a century of engine innovation and more than 30 years of B-Series and L-Series availability. And that’s why Cummins is redefining classics – by introducing the newest-generation B- and L-Series engines – the B6.7 and L9.”
The B6.7 engine offers a 200 hp-to-325 hp, 520 lb-ft-to-750 ratings range, up to 7% better fuel economy and stop-to-start capability.
Cummins launched its B-Series engine in 1984 and have produced over 11.2 million since the engine’s inception.
“It is the blue-jeans of the American trucking industry,” said Srikanth Padmanabhan, vice-president, engine business for Cummins, of the B-Series engine.
The Single-module Aftertreatment, which the company said was a customer-driven design, combines a diesel oxidation catalyst, a diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction systems into a single canister.
Cummins said each of the new products would come with connected diagnostics, which would be able to send a report to the driver’s cellphone on the health of the engine, offering peace-of-mind and “the largest and most capable support network in North America.”
Cummins Inc’s new B6.7 engine.
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