One engine from the new G Series platform was initially unveiled at BAUMA in April 2013 under the name QSM12, and will now be renamed QSG12 as part of this family of engines. The QSG12 is purpose-designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and European Union Stage IV emissions regulations with a more compact envelope and a more than 30 percent higher power-to-weight ratio than the class average for engines with a similar power range. High-efficiency air handling and advanced combustion enable the QSG12 to achieve near-zero emissions without the need for a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. With ratings covering a broad 335 hp-to-512 hp (250-382 kW) range, the QSG12 offers an ideal power solution for a wide variety of applications, including tractors, combines, wheel loaders, excavators, cranes and material handling, road building equipment, compressors, screening and crushing machines.
"Cummins G Series will set a new benchmark as a global Heavy-Duty engine platform," said Rich Freeland, Cummins vice president and president - engine business. "With innovative and leading technology, the G Series will deliver superior performance to drive our customers' success."
The G Series will initially be manufactured at the Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co., serving customers on a global basis. Production will start during the first half of 2014.