International Truck and Engine Corp. will develop and produce International engines in the 11- to 13-liter range to be offered exclusively in International Class 8 highway tractors and severe service trucks starting in fall 2007.
The International engines will be a product of a previously announced agreement between International and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge to collaborate on design, development, sourcing and manufacturing of components and systems for commercial trucks.
International will continue to offer the current range of Cummins and Caterpillar engines in its heavy vehicles. Company officials also expect continued collaboration with Cummins on engine-component development and sourcing, according to an International press release.
The new International engines will combine technology aimed to deliver the features Class 8 customers want, including fuel economy, reliability, uptime, long life, performance, durability and an exceptional driver experience.
Like the entire family of International engines, the new engines for Class 8 vehicles will be 2007 EPA emissions certified and proven with extensive field-testing.