United States-based diesel engines maker Cummins has made an indicative offer for Volkswagen's MAN Energy Solutions unit, people close to the matter said, as the carmaker seeks to slim down its portfolio of disparate assets. Volkswagen announced in May that it is exploring a sale or partnership for its MAN Energy Solutions as part of a restructuring of the German cars, trucks and bus empire. VW has held talks with Cummins, and received an offer from the U.S. company for MAN
During last summer's bankruptcy proceedings, New Chrysler chose not to pick up the contract it had previously entered with Cummins to procure light-duty diesel engines for its line of Ram pickup trucks. At a Jeremy Korzeniewski
During last summer's bankruptcy proceedings, New Chrysler chose not to contract Cummins to produce a light-duty diesel engine for the its Ram pickup trucks. At a rumored 5.0 liters of displa
Industry organisation, Diesel Technology Forum, has announced that all major heavy-duty truck and engine manufacturers have met new Environmental Protection Agency standards for emissions cuts and have been certified by EPA for full production. To meet the new emissions requirements, new long-haul trucks are equipped with particulate matter filters which result in 2007 models
What's going on with the Jeep Wrangler diesel concept vehicle on display in the Mopar booth at the SEMA Show? An early news release said it sports a 4.2-liter V6 diesel engine. The wheelstand sign says 4.2-liter diesel engine. We've heard Cummins say they're building a 4.2-liter diesel for light-duty DaimlerChyrsler applications. But peeking under the hood I find a 3.0-liter common-rail die
With a Texas oil show as a backdrop, Cummins showed off the new QSK38 V12 diesel that is Tier 2 emissions compliant and promises better fuel economy and quieter operation. Using enhanced electronics and a modular common-rail fuel system, the massive V12 is suited for mud pumps, drilling rigs and hauling trucks. The engi
According to AutoWeek, Automotive News has reported that Ford will introduce North America's first light-duty diesel truck in either 2008 or 2009. The confirmation came from Ford's former vice-president of manufacturing for the Americas, Dave Szczupak,who retired last week.
By now most diesel fuel already in the pipeline is meeting the new federal standards for sulfur. But the official nationwide switch to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is Oct. 15. To mark the occasion, Cummins hosted EPA administrator Stephen Johnson to the company's test facilitiy.
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a variety of rules that it might apply to urea injection for diesel engines, and is said to ready to issue rules for such emission-control devices in upcoming weeks. The regulations are expected to address potential issues arising with urea injection, such as the availability of the substance, making sure that the system and its low-fluid-level warning system are tamperproof, and dealing with urea's freezing point o
A large number of companies have announced plans to introduce diesel engines in the North American market. The majority of these engines are currently offered in overseas markets, and are being developed further to meet the emission standards. One North American manufacturer, who wants to remain confidential for competitive reasons, has made the decision to farm out the production of a diesel engine for the market
Cummins Inc. has inked a deal with an unnamed automaker to supply high-performance light-duty diesel engines to be used in various truck and SUV applications. These engines will be a new foray into the mass market for the diesel engine manufacturer, which is best known for powering big rigs across the U.S.
The Tasty Thoughts from the Elitist Pig blog describes the car shopping experience of a conservation-conscious Texas Republican. He is faced with a fairly tough process, since he wants to make an economical and ecologically responsible choice, on top of being able to seat his family, drive long distances comfortably, and allow him to fit in with his pick-up driving neighbors. The article describes in quite a bit of detail his de
Registrations of diesel-powered vehicles rose over 80 percent from 2000 to 2005, according to a data supplied by R.L. Polk and the Diesel Technology Forum. Where as only about 300,000 buyers registered their new oil-burners in 2001, nearly 550,000 buyers took home a compression-ignition vehicle in 2005.
As noted by Inside Line, Ford decided not to go with the locomotive-inspired theme of the Super Chief concept for its refreshened Super Duty pickups due out this summer. Too bad, as the Super Chief was super cool. Regardless, the new Super Dutes will get bigger and bolder in the front and back, with larger, one-piece headlights that extend down to a one-piece bumper, bigger vents in the grille, quarter panel vents behin