Cummins Inc. announced it will launch the next engine in the fuel-agnostic series, the X10, in North America in 2026. This engine, named as part of the X engine family, is positioned to replace both the L9 and the X12 with the versatility to serve both medium and heavy-duty applications. It will be compliant with U.S. EPA’s 2027 regulations a full year early. The diesel version will be first available, with other versions for gaseous fuels introduced later.
“We are committed to advancing diesel technology while our markets and our customers need it to run their businesses,” said José Samperio, executive director, North America on-highway at Cummins Inc. “The new X10 has been designed drawing on our decades of experience in the medium- and heavy-duty space. We have applied those learnings to ensure the product will perform for our customers and the important jobs they need to do every time.”
Cummins noted that the X10 ratings and reliability will complete the toughest jobs, and that the company will continue to support diesel in the years to come. The engine will first be available in Europe and North America, and then it will be introduced in other regions over time and will be made for off-highway markets as well.
The new X10 diesel will emit 75% less NOx emissions than required at launch in 2026. It will be compliant to the U.S. EPA’s 2027 regulations while providing a step change in fuel economy improvement, the engine OEM noted. The X10 architecture uses a belt-driven, high output 48-volt alternator and aftertreatment heater solution optimized for increasingly stringent emission standards, and will be scalable to other advanced combustion technologies. For further reductions in carbon emissions, customers may choose to use B20 or renewable diesel.
The engine can be paired with a variety of transmissions depending on the application including the Eaton Cummins Endurant. The X10 aims to be efficient from idle to full power, which is critical for transient applications. Its extended maintenance intervals can help reduce visits to the shop, Cummins stated. The engine is equipped with Acumen, which provides digital connectivity and direct, immediate access to a range of applications and capabilities. These capabilities provide value throughout the lifecycle of the engine and include over-the-air calibration, predictive service recommendations and additional features that help fleets keep their trucks and equipment on the road.
The engine is built on Cummins’ fuel agnostic platform. The fuel-agnostic engine platforms feature a series of engine versions that are derived from a common base engine, which means they have some parts commonality. Below the head gasket of each engine will largely have similar components and above the head gasket will have different components for different fuel types. Each engine version will operate using a different, single fuel.
Cummins is offering a full portfolio of products in 2026 to cover the medium-duty and heavy-duty customer needs, including the new 15-liter natural gas engine, the X15N. Additionally, the B6.7 will be offered in diesel, natural gas, gasoline and propane.
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