Freightliner has announced that has made available the powerful Cummins ISX12 engine for its Cascadia day cab truck. The Cummins ISX12 has a capacity of 12 liters and was designed especially for heavy duty requirements and for long haul operations. The engine offers high power and torque ouptuts at relatively low rpms and pretty low fuel consumption.

Talking about the new addition, TJ Reed, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks said: “We want to give our customers the best tools to be as productive as possible, and the Cummins ISX12 is yet another option that benefits overall profitability. The engine’s impressive fuel economy improvements and powerful performance makes it a smart choice for the Cascadia.”

The common rail engine features an electronically activated VGT turbocharger and develops between 310-425 hp with a maximum torque of 1650 lb-ft.

The Freightliner Cascadia was already available with a range of four engines including the Detroit DD13, Detroit DD15, Detroit DD16 and the Cummins ISX15.

Cummins ISX12 Specifications

Horsepower 310-425 hp
Peak Torque 1150-1650 lb-ft
Governed Speed 2100 rpm
Clutch Engagement Torque 800 lb-ft
Number of Cylinders 6
Total Oil System Capacity 12 U.S. gallons
Oil Change Capacity 11 U.S. gallons
System Weight 2,888 lb 1,310 kg
Engine (Dry) 2,666 lb 1,209 kg
Aftertreatment System 222 lb 101 kg
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