May the MaxxForce be with you

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International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced its lineup of MaxxForce International Diesel Power engines for 2008 model year trucks.

The engines include:

  • MaxxForce 5, a V-6 that features an upgraded intake throttle, a larger EGR cooler and enhanced electronics. It will power Class 4-5 International CityStar commercial trucks with 200 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • MaxxForce 7, International’s all-new V-8 turbo, which was designed for increased performance and responsiveness, fuel economy and quietness. The engine will power Class 5-7 International DuraStar series medium-duty trucks, IC brand buses, International brand commercial buses and two vehicles in the International XT Family. MaxxForce 7 offers ratings of 200-230 horsepower and 560-620 lb.-ft. of torque. A 300-plus horsepower rating of the MaxxForce 7 will be offered in fall 2007;
  • MaxxForce DT, which is built on the DT 466 Inline 6-cylinder platform and reportedly will provide reliability, durability, optimal fuel economy, improved serviceability and lower cost of operation. The engine will power Class 6-8 DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with 210-300 horsepower and 520-860 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • The inline-6 MaxxForce 9, which features a bigger EGR system, foam-molded wiring harnesses and closed-crankcase ventilation system. It will power Class 7-8 DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with 300-330 horsepower and 800-950 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • MaxxForce 10, also an inline 6 that includes the same enhancements, and which will power Class 8 WorkStar and TranStar trucks with 310-350 horsepower and 1,050-1,150 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13, which are International’s new big-bore diesel engines for the Class 8 market. These engines, to be built in cooperation with MAN of Germany, have a compacted-graphite iron cylinder block and reportedly will provide superior fuel economy and excellent power characteristics with low noise, vibration and harshness. The MaxxForce 11 will be offered in the TranStar, while the MaxxForce 13 will be available in the ProStar. Production is slated for fall 2007.
  • International engineers say their goals with these new engines were to provide clean air with improved performance, without sacrificing reliability or durability, while preserving fuel economy.