Cummins X12 will be available on the J4500, D-Series, Commuter Coach
and Inmate Specialty Coaches
SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2018--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is pleased to announce that beginning in 2019,
X12 powered motor coaches will be available for delivery from Motor
Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI
Group“), the largest transit bus manufacturer and parts distributor in
“Over the years of working with MCI, we’ve learned that coach customers
expect their engines to provide the power they need in the lightest,
smallest, most fuel efficient package that keeps them on the road,“ said
Laura Chasse, General Manager – Cummins North America Bus Engine
To meet these needs, the Cummins X12 boasts an innovative sculpted block
design that results in a remarkably low engine weight of 2,150 lbs by
eliminating unnecessary mass without compromising rigidity and
performance. Delivering up to 455 hp (339 kW), the X12 power-to-weight
ratio of 0.21 hp per lb (0.35 kW per kg) surpasses similar-sized
products in the coach market.
Derived from the X15 engine, the XPI fuel system is scaled down in size
for the 12-liter platform, but retains all the same robust
characteristics. Along with the XPI fuel system, the Variable Geometry
Turbocharger is central to the X12 engine architecture, providing
versatility to meet the challenges of light-urban, sub-urban or
inter-city drive cycles while delivering best-in-class uptime.
The X12 uses the latest Single Module™ aftertreatment system, which
takes up to 60 percent less space and weighs up to 40 percent less than
prior aftertreatment configurations. Combined engine and aftertreatment
weight for the X12 is around 2,340 lb – significantly lower than that of
any other heavy-duty engine.
Each of the technology decisions made with the X12 has allowed for a
reduced size and weight of the overall system, offering more room in the
engine compartment, which is better from a serviceability standpoint.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the service and maintenance
efficiency for technicians,“ said Patrick Scully, MCI Executive Vice
President of Sales and Marketing.
“Validation work for the new engine has been underway since 2017 and
will continue through to product launch in 2019, but by providing the
latest technologies and the lightest heavy-duty engine in its class, we
expect our customers to experience the lowest total cost of ownership
with MCI coaches,“ concluded Scully.
“We are excited about the value Cummins and Motor Coach Industries will
bring to the market with the next-generation X12. Built around improved
uptime, fuel economy and providing a class-leading power-to-weight
ratio, this really is an engine that is worth its weight,” said Laura
Chasse, General Manager – Cummins North America Bus Engine Business.
The X12 will be available in J4500, D-Series, Commuter Coach, and Inmate
Speciality Coaches starting in 2019.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus,
Indiana(USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 55,400 people
worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and
territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and
independent distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer
locations. Cummins earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in
2016. Press releases can be found on the web at cummins.com or
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About NFI Group
NFI Group and its subsidiaries comprise the largest bus and motor coach
manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 32
fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers located
across Canada and the United States and employing nearly 6,000 team
NFI Group provides a comprehensive suite of mass transportation
solutions under several brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses),
ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches),
and NFI Parts™ (bus and coach parts, support, and service). NFI Group’s
vehicles incorporate the widest range of drive systems available ranging
from clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid,
trolley-electric, battery-electric and fuel cell.
• Motor Coach Industries is North America’s motor coach leader offering
the J-Series, the industry’s best-selling intercity coach for 11
consecutive years, and the D-Series, the industry’s best-selling motor
coach line in North American history. MCI actively supports over 28,000
coaches currently in service.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Eric McCoy, 812-377-7366