New Cummins engine on the way
Truck engine manufacturer, Cummins, has confirmed the Australian release of the new X15 Euro V next generation engine for 2017.
According to the company, the X15 will replace the 15-litre ISXe5. “The X15 uses the same hardware and emissions reduction technology, SCR, as the existing ISXe5, and incorporates all the product improvements since the ISXe5 release in 2012, including power cylinder, cylinder head and turbocharger upgrades,” said Andrew Penca, Managing Director Cummins South Pacific.
“The X15 features ADEPT technology, a suite of advanced electronic features capable of delivering fuel economy gains through improved powertrain integration.
“Another feature to be released with the X15 is Connected Diagnostics, a telematics solution that delivers instant and expert diagnosis of engine faults to the customer.”
Advanced Dynamic Efficient Powertrain Technology (ADEPT) is for use with Eaton’s 18-speed automated UltraShift Plus transmission and has been under field test in Australia since early 2016. The technology utilises load, speed and grade-sensing technology to initiate adjustments to engine power, torque and transmission gear selection to take advantage of vehicle momentum for better fuel economy.
The first ADEPT package also includes two features ¬– SmartCoast and SmartTorque – which operates when the vehicle is on a moderate downhill grade by disengaging the front box of the transmission and returning the engine to idle to reduce drag, maintain momentum, and ultimately improve fuel economy.
“The X15 builds on the success of the ISXe5 of which more than 6000 have gone into service in Australia and New Zealand since 2013,” said Mike Fowler, Director On-Highway Business for Cummins South Pacific. “The X15 is a sign of what is to come from Cummins in terms of significant efficiency gains for our customers.”
The X15 will be offered with the same ratings as the ISXe5, from 450 to 600 hp with peak torque spanning 1650 to 2050 lb ft.