New Used Buses May Have 2017 Cummins SmartEfficiency Engine

Export Market Only ISG12 Euro Cummins EngineAs more 2017 model buses and motorcoaches enter the used automotive market, expect to see more of the fuel efficient Cummins engines.I thought it might be nice to take a look at some of the power-train equipment you might find and can certainly expect to see in the future. Cummins introduced a new series of engines in 2017 which are more fuel efficient than previous models. Let’s face it, I think every bus or coach owner out there isn’t going to complain at a little better fuel efficiency and some extra mileage!

The list below will introduce you to the 2017 Cummins engine line up. I’ll quickly cover the four new Cummins engines you can find in new model coaches. Some coach manufactures to use this motor may include such companies as MCI, Prevost or Van Hool.


    Cummins L9 Engine

    U.S. Models:

  • Cummins L9 Engine / Motor
  • Cummins ISX12 Engine / Motor
  • Cummins X12 Engine / Motor
  • ISG12 Euro IV/V – This series engine is exclusively for export markets.

Located further below, you can find more specific information regarding each type of 2017 model Cummins motor.

MCI Talks About 2017 Cummins SmartEfficiency Engines on FacebookM.C.I. (Motor Coach Industries), one of the most popular names in the motorcoach industry is in truth, what brought this to my attention in early August this year (2017). I had noticed M.C.I. posted a statement on their Facebook page which indicates the company will be using this 15% more fuel efficient engine in their new lines of motorcoach. I have included a screenshot of the Facebook post where MCI mentions the Cummins engines. Specifically they share the new Cummins series engines, which build on the SmartEfficiency fuel economy. This new design is in an effort to lower total operating, and ownership costs involved in owning a motorcoach.

Below I have detailed some more industry specific details about each engine, as well as the models of each that have been manufactured by Cummins. For those interested, I have included all of the main features specified by Cummins for each type. Good fuel economy isn’t the only thing these new Cummins engines have to offer. You can find most are equipped with the Fuel Filtration System, Single High Capacity, Turbocharger for even more power from your , Connected Diagnostics for easy service and safety awareness. Below is a detailed list of each feature included, with the four new 2017 Cummins engines.

  • Cummins L9 EngineL9 – Two 2017 Models Available – L9 380 (380HP, 1250 Torque at 1400RPM) and the L9 350 (350HP, 1150 Torque at 1400RPM)
    • Over many years of manufacturing quality lines of diesel engines, Cummins has made many improvements such as better fuel economy, gearing enhancements, as well as many other upgrades.
    • Cummins consider the L9 series engine to its best in class, power to weight ratio motor.
    • Compared to ISL models manufactured during the 2000’s this model boasts a 15% increase in fuel savings.
    • Governed Speed 2000-2100 RPM
    • Clutch Engagement Torque 550 LB-FT 756
    • 6 Cylinders
    • Engine Weight (Dry) 1,695LB 769KG
    • Connected Diagnostics
    • Single High Capacity Electronic Control Module (ECM)
    • XPI Fuel System from Cummins Fuel Systems
    • Single Module Aftertreatment From Cummins Emission Solutions
    • Fuel Filters And Lube Filters From Cummins Filtration
    • VGT Turbocharger from Cummins Turbo Technologies
    • For a full brochure on the Cummins L9 series engine visit here.
    • Suggested scheduled maintenance information also available at Cummins website, here.
  • ISX12 Cummins EngineISX12 – Three Models of ISX12 Motors Are Available
    • Option 1 – ISX12 425 – 425HP 1650 Torque At 1100 RPM
    • Option 2 – ISX12 425 – 425 HP 1450 Torque At 1100 RPM
    • Option 3 – ISX12 385 – 385 HP 1450 Torque At 1100 RPM
    • VGT Turbocharger from Cummins Turbo Technologies
    • XPI Fuel System From Cummins Fuel Systems
    • Cummins Aftertreatment System from Cummins Emission Solutions
    • Fleetguard Fuel Filters, Lube Filters and DEF from Cummins Filtration
    • Single High-Capacity Electronic Control Module (ECM)
    • 2100 RPM Governed Speed
    • 800 LB-FT Clutch Engagement Torque
    • 6 Cylinders
    • Engine Weight (Dry) 2,640 LBS
    • Suggest maintenance schedule available here.
    • Full product brochure available here.
  • X12 Cummins Engine2018 X12 Series – X12 Engine Models – X12 455 (455 HP 1700 Torque), X12 455 (455 HP 1550 Torque), and X12 410 (410 HP 1450 Torque)
    • Governed Speed 2000
    • Clutch Engagement Torque 800 LB-FT
    • Engine Weight (Dry) 2150 LB
    • 6 Cylinders
    • ADEPT Capable
    • Single Module Aftertreatment System From Cummins Emission Solutions
    • High-Capacity Electronic Control Module (ECM)
    • Connected Diagnostics
    • Fleetguard oil and fuel filters from Cummins Filtration
    • VGT Turbocharger From Cummins Turbo Technologies
    • XPI Fuel System From Cummins Fuel Systems

Expect to see more used tour and charter motorcoaches entering the used market equipped with the SmartEfficiency Cummins 2017 engine line-up!When you shop for used newer motorcoaches, keep this in mind. The availability of these newly equipped used buses may lower operating costs of those who purchase used coaches. The additional 15% more miles to the gallon over the Cummins engines you find on the roads today is hard to ignore! I would take this to heart if I were a tour or charter coach service business.Imagine what 15 percent gas savings can mean for your tour, charter, or other motorcoach operation.

Leave a Reply