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October 4, 2013 8:05 AM, EDT
Cummins Announces New 5-Liter, V8 Engine

Cummins Inc. said Oct. 4 it has developed a 5-liter V8 engine designed for delivery vehicles and other light and medium trucks.

Cummins said the ISV5.0 is for customers in the United States and Canada, and the company said the engine will be certified to the near-zero nitric oxide and particulate matter emissions levels required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The company said the engine will meet greenhouse-gas requirements through 2016, as well as 2015 California Air Resources Board standards.

“Cummins has integrated the latest technologies in the ISV5.0 to deliver performance, fuel efficiency and durability in a highly sociable package. Every day, drivers will appreciate the smooth, quiet operation of the ISV5.0,” Jim Katzenmeyer, executive engineer of the V8 Program, said in a statement.

“In addition, the fuel savings offered by the ISV5.0 result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions — a great environmental benefit,” he said.

The ISV5.0 was designed to fit where a comparable V8 or V10 gasoline engine was previously installed.