Kenworth announces 2010 engine offerings

LOUISVILLE, KY. Purchasers of Class 8 Kenworth trucks in 2010 will have a variety of engine options from which to choose. Kenworth outlined those options as part of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY. Purchasers of Class 8 Kenworth trucks in 2010 will have a variety of engine options from which to choose. Kenworth outlined those options as part of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

“Kenworth has an outstanding 2010 engine lineup for Class 8 on-highway and vocational customers,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth director of marketing, planning and research. “We’re especially excited to introduce the 2010 Paccar MX engine into the North American market. Excellent fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership, high reliability and durability, and lightweight design make the Paccar MX engine an ideal choice for both over-the-road line haul and vocational applications.”

The company unveiled its MX engine in February. The engine produces 380 to 485 hp. with up to 1,750 lbs-ft. of torque.

Class 8 models will also be offered with 2010 Cummins engines.

The Cummins ISX15 engine, rated from 400 to 600 hp and 1,450 to 2,050 lbs.-ft. of torque, is being offered for the T660, T700, T800, W900 and C500. The Cummins ISL9 engine is rated up to 380 hp and 1,300 lbs.-ft. of torque is available for the Kenworth T440, T470 and W900S. The Cummins ISX11.9 will be available in the second half of 2010 in the T660, T800 and W900S models.

For Kenworth natural gas vehicles, engines include the Cummins Westport ISL G engine at 320 hp and 1,000 lbs.-ft. of torque for the Kenworth T440 and W900S. The T800 liquefied natural gas truck is equipped with a Westport GX engine rated at 450 hp. and 1,650 lbs.-ft. of torque, and up to 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque with the Cummins SmartTorque option.

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