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Cummins Expands X15 Portfolio With New Efficiency, Productivity Series for 2020

Wed August 28, 2019 - National Edition
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Cummins Inc. is expanding its 2020 X15 portfolio with a new X15 Efficiency Series engine and the X15 Productivity Series offering operational efficiency without compromising the performance and drivability that drivers demand.

The 2020 X15 Efficiency Series engine delivers up to 5 percent better fuel economy than the prior X15 Efficiency Series engine and is designed for increased uptime and improved driver satisfaction, according to the manufacturer. It has an industry-leading maintenance schedule, including an oil-drain interval of up to 75,000 miles. The new X15 Productivity Series offering has one of the broadest range of ratings in the industry, which means it can serve even more markets.

"We are proud of the performance and reliability of the X15 engine platform," said Brett Merritt, vice president — On-Highway Engine Business at Cummins. "The new 2020 X15 Efficiency Series engine provides improved fuel economy and further reduces greenhouse gas emissions. That's why we're bringing our new X15 Efficiency Series engine and X15 Productivity Series offering to the market a year ahead of regulation requirements."

Greater Efficiency and Total Cost of Ownership — the X15 Efficiency Series

The 2020 X15 Efficiency Series brings customers increased reliability and efficiency in the heavy-duty trucking market.

"Since the launch of the X15 platform in 2017, customers are hitting or exceeding fuel mileage targets and only performing preventative maintenance to the product. With a 2020 X15 Efficiency Series engine, customer benefits will only improve," Merritt said.

Engine hardware enhancements to the Efficiency Series provide better air handling and lower friction, delivering up to 3.5 percent fuel economy improvements to the base engine offering. Lower oil consumption is expected with modified liner geometry in the power cylinder. Valve adjustments have been made for increased durability.

With a customer's total cost of ownership in mind, Cummins has an industry-leading oil drain interval (ODI) of up to 75,000 for the X15 in 2020. An ODI of up to 80,000 miles is available to customers using Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40. For added value, customers participating in Cummins OilGuard program have the potential to increase to a 100,000-mile ODI. These extensions will decrease maintenance costs and improve vehicle uptime for customers, all while protecting their coverage under warranty should they need it.

With a comprehensive set of ratings in the X15 Efficiency Series, customers have the power of choice to select what is right for their operations.

EX Ratings: The New Integrated Power Offering With the X15 Efficiency Series

The new EX ratings offered in the X15 Efficiency Series deliver expanded powertrain capabilities that can deliver up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel efficiency increase on top of the improvements gained through base engine hardware and feature enhancements. These ratings contain the full suite of powertrain features, including not only all prior ADEPT features, but new capabilities such as predictive gear shifting, predictive braking, on-ramp boost and dynamic power, delivering powertrain performance and driver satisfaction across an entire fleet.

Powertrain features in the EX ratings are available exclusively with the X15 Efficiency Series engine when paired with the Endurant transmission from the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture.

"The EX ratings represent the incredible gains that come from the integration of industry leading engine and transmission technologies. Customers, in one easy selection, receive an optimized powertrain already configured for the highest levels of efficiency and drivability. We were able to make these improvements without compromising the power drivers demand, which means everyone wins," said Merritt.

Response When it Counts – the X15 Productivity Series

The X15 Productivity Series ratings are designed for multi-purpose, vocational and heavy-haul customers who look not only for efficiency in their powertrain, but also response and performance needed to get the job done thanks to a wider engine speed range.

The introduction of the Productivity Series brings even more ratings to give customers the power of choice. With six new ratings available in 2020 and the inclusion of four former Performance Series ratings, customers can find the right solution for their application.

The Productivity Series offering is comprised of two different engine hardware sets, common with either the 2020 X15 Efficiency Series or the X15 Performance Series.

Unprecedented Power to Round Out the Portfolio – the X15 Performance Series

In 2020, Cummins is offering the same X15 Performance Series engine customers have come to trust. With no changes to the product in 2020 the X15 Performance Series still dominates the big-bore industry with exceptional transient response and the most powerful engine brake.

The 2020 X15 Performance Series contains seven ratings, with four former Performance Series ratings moving to the Productivity Series offering.

Support for the Road Ahead

With its broad support network and comprehensive warranty and extended coverage options, Cummins is prepared to back its product in the field. With a suite of Connected Solutions, Cummins expertise is with customers no matter what their needs are — remote calibration updates with Connected Software Updates, insights into fleet health with Connected Diagnostics, or solution-based reporting and intelligent service scheduling with Connected Advisor — because customer support goes beyond delivering the right hardware.

"We know that staying on the road is what customers need to meet their business goals, and we are committed to delivering products that help them be as successful as possible," said Merritt.

For more information, visit www.cummins.com.