New X15 Engine Promises Power and Efficiency
Recently Cummins Inc. revealed a new engine designed to benefit both truckers and the environment. The X15 heavy-duty engine has been designed to comply with and exceed the standards set by the EPA in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in 2017. In addition to this, it is also said to increase fuel efficient and service intervals while resulting in higher quality standards across the board.
The X15 comes in two distinct configurations, the Performance Series and the Efficiency Series. The X15 carries with it similarities to the ISX15, and utilizes an optimized air handling system, cam profile, and compression ratio to increase performance and fuel consumption.
The new model was debuted at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio. A demonstration was given on how the new engines can help drivers achieve a more efficient performance and a better experience behind the wheel. The X15 Performance Series, which is rated at 485 hp to 605 hp, provides appropriate power for heavy-haul as well as vocational and emergency vehicles. The Efficiency series is designed for line-haul an regional-haul applications. With its ability to provide an increased level of productivity and efficiency in terms of fuel consumption, the configuration also boasts up to 1850 lb-ft of peak torque available at 1000 rpm.
Amy Boerger, Cummins’ vice president North American engine business said: “While today’s ISX15 is a highly popular engine, we are constantly searching for ways to improve our products. So we examined every critical component and system to see how it could be upgraded or improved. That makes the X15 a reinvented platform for 2017 able to deliver the best performance and dependability in the industry. We are able to achieve this because of Cummins deep understanding of our customer needs, and a strong market presence that provides us with a unique degree of heavy-duty expertise.”