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Automotive News is concurring with the rest of the automotive press that the upcoming pair of light-duty diesel engines from Cummins Inc. is most likely destined for Dodge. The automotive trade journal, however, did uncover some specs on each engine. The first is a 4.2-liter V6 that will develop 190 horsepower and a mighty 455 ft-lbs. of torque. The second is a larger 5.6-liter V8 that will generate 260 horsepower and an even mightier 597 ft-lbs. of torque. Both engines will be SOHC with four valves per cylinder and feature Piezoelectric fuel injectors, like the kind Ford is rumored to be using on its next Powerstroke diesel, and variable nozzle turbochargers. If Dodge is indeed the "unnamed automaker," then it's safe to assume the engines will be used in the Ram 1500 and Durango.

Other automakers that are in the market for light-duty diesels include Toyota and Nissan, but Toyota can source diesels from its Hino commercial truck subsidiary while Nissan is rumored to be in talks with Ford's diesel pusher, International Truck and Engine Corp.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      hahaha! Sammy doesn't know what a deet is!!

      This isn't the WSJ dummy. It's effing AutoBlog.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To #9 Not to call names, but you are a freaking moron. Plain and simple. Diesels and by FAR the most efficient engine. Sure your prius may get 40 to a gallon or whatever they get, but a truck that weighs 8k pounds and is getting 20+ MPG and also running less emissions than you...WOW. Also, in 2007 they are instigated new ULSD so you wont see any smoke from diesels, the current diesel is rated at 500 PPM and the the new diesel is rated at 15 PPM. So no smoke for you, plus the new emissions equipment put on these trucks far out does that of gas engines. Diesels are Far more efficient, but you, and your narrow mind seem to want to think that they arent because of a little smoke. My 1500 Gas engine got 13 to gallon, my 2500 Turbo diesel got 20+ to a gallon and now my RX-8 gets a measly 16 to a gallon on premium. Cars are retarded and useless half the time. The VW diesels are awesome and I do not knock them. diesel is a crude product, diesel engines can even burn Vegetable oil and Bio Diesel, which cost far less than gasoline, they have alternative fuel sources ready and available. Gas engines dont. They are no where near as efficient. So SHOVE OFF. and learn something.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nissan is rumored to be in talks with Ford's diesel pusher, International Truck and Engine Corp.

      Why? Nissan already has the ZD30 I4 for the Frontier and its siblings, and could easily expand that into a 4.4L I6 for the Titan to replace the old TD42 series.

      • 8 Years Ago
      i think cummins should develop engine for toyota , AS toyota has good market share all over the world , not only U.S. AND VOLUME GAME WILL BE PLAYED BY CUMMINS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You know Ford could have have had a V6 version (4.5L) of the PowerStroke V8 in F-150s in 2004 but walked away from the program. What a terrific combination that would be today! Also fit the Expedition and Navigator. Excursion with diesel got 20 mpg and would go 1,000 miles on a tank. Diesels for light duty trucks and cars are looking for a leading automobile manufacturer in the US. Who will step up?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This would be great for the Wrangler, Liberty and Patriot as well...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Maybe this is why the killed off the Liberty CRD, to make room for an engine swap...
      Posted at 2:15PM on Jul 31st 2006 by Colin"
      No, the liberty/ cherokee-(over seas market) will continue to use the VM 2.8L crd in over seas markets at least untill body change.
      The reason they stoped selling the liberty CRD in the US market is the new regulations. The VM 2.8L crd is unable to meet the new nitrous oxide regulations. That's why VW is also changing thier diesel motors from TDI to CRD and not selling any diesels in 2007 cars. They over produced the 2006 diesel models and will sell those untill they run out. Then we have to wait untill the new motors pass the new regs. That maybe 2008 or 2009. So if you want a patriot, compass, caliber diesel in the US market. You will just have to wait till VW get's it done.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How much will these engines weigh?
      and what 6 speed automatics will couple to them?

      It is a shame Mazda did not put some form of EGR on the Renesis engine, the mileage is abysmal. The WAY taller top gears (5-24mph/6-29.5mph compared to 20mph/1000 6th gear of the manual) of the 6 speed automatic help a little, although you give up some going from a 4 port to 6 port wankel.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey morons, if the word is "details" how about writing the word "details". The point was not to request an explanation of idiotic street slang, it was to suggest that such crap has no place in anything other than a mindless rap video or an amp'd commercial.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When will we all get the choice of small, ultra efficient diesel engines that provide lively performance?

      http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2005-Volkswagen-VW-EcoRacer-Concept.htm
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Neff, WTF is a deet? How about keeping the unprofessional, embarrasing, juvenile slang off the blog? Unless you're trying to look like a fool, in which case keep it up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To all the critics about the language: ask for your money back.

      In other news, yes we can have 4l TD engines in monster trucks and soccer mom SUVs, but a fuel efficient 2l TDI that get 45 mpg in a golf, no you can't have it, too polluting.

      I know, it's a different 'class' of vehicle. Still...
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