Cummins' light-duty diesel - more deets and it's likely for Dodge

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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