International to enter Class 8 engine market

International Truck and Engine will develop and produce its own 11- to 13-liter Class 8 engines that will be offered exclusively in the company’s vehicles starting in the fall of 2007. The engines are the product of collaboration between International and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge to design, development, source and manufacture components and systems for commercial trucks. Jack Allen, president of International’s Engine Group, said MAN’s expertise in big-bore engines will aid in the expansion of engine choices for International customers. International currently makes diesel engines for the school bus, medium-size truck and severe-service truck markets. The new Class 8 engines are being designed to meet upcoming Environmental Protection Agency emission regulations for diesel engines.