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Detroit is introducing a new engine to meet old exhaust gas emission rules. Penske Power Systems has announced it will introduce a Euro 4 version of the DD15 engine in 2016 as part of, what it says is, its initiative to both boost engine life and maintain its service to Series 60 EGR customers.

The Australian and New Zealand Euro 4 DD15 project has been developed by Penske in direct response to customer demand.

“The heart of the project is focused on delivering cost of ownership benefits to Series 60 EGR customers whose engines are at the point of overhaul and provide them with the opportunity to upgrade to the many benefits of DD15,” said Kevin Dennis, Director of On-Highway at Penske Power Systems. “The Euro 4 is a standard DD15 engine, less the after-treatment device.”

With one prototype underway in the form of a 6×4 Freightliner Argosy owned by Peter Carter Transport which is being re-powered at Penske Power Systems’ Altona engineering centre, the Detroit team aims to investigate other potential truck configurations.

“The installation is well under way and we’re aiming to bring this home at an attractive package to our dedicated customers,” said Dennis said. “Should this be a success for Peter Carter Transport, we are confident that we can also make this work in other trucks and are already investigating an opportunity in New Zealand.”

According to Detroit this new initiative is set to be rolled out through Penske Power Systems’ branches during the coming months.