Heavy-duty diesel engine benchmark test adds seven new engines

The Southwest Research Institute will add seven new truck and light heavy-duty diesel engines to its Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Benchmarking programm, SwRI announced on Oct. 27. The seven engines will be tested on performance and fuel consumption with new exhaust emissions control measures – diesel particulate filters and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) – in use. The engines going under the proverbial microscope are: "three light heavy-duty diesel engines from pickup trucks including the Cummins ISB used by Dodge, the Isuzu Duramax used in Chevrolet and GMC models, and the International PowerStroke V8 offered by Ford. Four heavy heavy-duty diesel engines will also be evaluated: the Caterpillar C15, Cummins ISX, Volvo D13 and DDC Series 60," and more engines may be added to the benchmark later. The benchmark program currently includes information from ten heavy-duty diesel engines. For more information, click here.
[Source: DieselNet]

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