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Lightest and Most Productive Class 8 Engine is Available in Freightliner® Chassis

COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2018-- Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the Cummins X12 engine is now available in the Freightliner 114SD chassis.

“Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, Vice President − Cummins On-Highway Engine Business. “We believe that the Cummins X12 in Freightliner’s 114SD truck will be an exceptional option for vocational customers.”

The X12 is the lightest engine in Class 8 trucks and at only 2,050 pounds, has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any engine in its class. This lighter weight engine enables greater payload while improving productivity and uptime. The engine is capable of up to 500 horsepower and 1700 pounds-feet of torque, and is optimized for the Freightliner 114SD chassis for vocational applications like concrete mixers and dump trucks.

“We are dedicated to providing vocational customers with a wide range of powertrain options to meet the specific needs of their businesses,” said Kelly Gedert, Director of Product Marketing for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components. “By adding the Cummins X12 to our engine portfolio, we give the already versatile 114SD yet another option, showing our commitment to providing customers a choice.”

Freightliner trucks are designed for productivity and offer drivers enhanced ergonomics, improved visibility and a comfortable platform for a variety of job applications. With the lightweight Cummins X12, fleets can carry more on each trip without compromising performance or reliability, and drivers will love the way the engine makes the truck feel.

More payload isn’t all customers can expect from the Cummins X12 powered Freightliner 114SD truck. The low-friction design of the X12 offers improved fuel economy with extended maintenance intervals similar to the Cummins X15 engine, as well as high mileage, real-world experience to ensure maximum uptime.

The X12 is now available to order at Freightliner.

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. is a global power technology leader headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA). Cummins is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of reliable clean power solutions; including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric, and other non-traditional power sources. Established in 1919, Cummins serves customers in over 190 countries and territories around the world. More information can be found at www.cummins.com.

About Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Source: Cummins Inc.

LESLIE NIX, Cummins Inc.
812-377-0292
LESLIE.NIX@CUMMINS.COM