Cummins MerCruiser signs deal with Volkswagen

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Cummins MerCruiser Diesel and Volkswagen announced a partnership to develop and supply marine engines.

The agreement includes the joint development of marine engines that comply with future Tier 3 emissions standards. Also, all Volkswagen marine engines, starting in 2011, will be exclusively supplied to Cummins MerCruiser Diesel and marketed under its name.

Volkswagen will set up production of the new engine generation at its plant in Salzgitter, Germany.

“This strategic marine business offers significant potential for both partners. We bring to the alliance our technological know-how in engine production and the high quality standard of Volkswagen products,” said Werner Neubaurer, a member of Volkswagen’s board of management, in a statement. “CMD has expert knowledge of marine applications and is well known for its success in marine engine distribution and service.”

“We are delighted with this union,” Cummins MerCruiser Diesel president Alex Savelli added in a statement. “It brings together the best minds and capacities in the field of marine propulsion systems.”


3 comments on “Cummins MerCruiser signs deal with Volkswagen

  1. TWIZ

     Engine companies are going to have to turn somewhere for thier product if they want to stay in business… I hope this is not a backlash from GM’s (government motors) discontinuation of production of all big block gas engines

  2. DED

    A point of clarification: This agreement is for engines below 5 Liter only.
    For engines above 5 Liters, CMD will continue to marinize Cummins base engines in the Charleston, S.C., and Darlington, UK, facilities. The QSB, QSC, QSL and QSM engines are capable of meeting EPA Tier 3 and Europe RCD Tier 2 emissions standards with in-cylinder strategies similar to those being deployed for engines resulting from this alliance with Volkswagen.

  3. Jim

    My daily driver since 1970 has been a variety of  VW diesels. I am a big fan.
    I was quoted $23,000 for a 100hp diesel jet package in quantities of 25. That price put the diesel option out of the price point that the customer could pay. I seriouly thought about buying new VW beetles for $18,000, pull the engine and part out the rest. Really afordable diesel power is going to be marinized automotive engines.

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