For Immediate Release
September 29, 2017
CUMMINS ANNOUNCES START OF SALES FOR R2.8TM TURBO DIESEL CRATE ENGINE
COLUMBUS, Indiana - Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE-CMI) formally announced that the R2.8 Turbo Diesel crate engine can now be purchased exclusively at www.cumminsrepower.com.
"It's been nearly a year since we first announced the crate engine program, Cummins RepowerTM, and the response and anticipation from the Enthusiasts has been overwhelming," said Steve Sanders, Program Leader - Cummins Repower. "Our team has performed extensive work to ensure this product meets the tremendous expectations of our customers. We are excited to finally bring more high quality Cummins power and dependability to a new group of consumers."
The R2.8 Turbo Diesel is the first in the series of brand new crate engines that Cummins will market directly to the consumer under the Cummins RepowerTM program name. The turbocharged 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine is parented from a global platform which is currently used in small pickups, chassis cabs, SUVs, vans, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment around the world, but has been tailored specifically for the North American automotive aftermarket. The proven platform is an efficient and clean alternative that brings new power to vehicles with older, dirtier engines beyond their useful life.
In addition to providing customers with Cummins reliability and dependability, the R2.8 Turbo Diesel kit includes many of the accessories that are vital to installation from the complete front-end accessory drive all the way to the throttle pedal and dashboard display with all of the wiring needed in between. Kitting for the engines takes place in historic "Plant 1" in Columbus, Indiana.
The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the R2.8 Turbo Diesel kits is $8,999 USD with the first shipments expected as soon as mid-October.
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