Today, Cummins formally announced the long-awaited crate engine program called Cummins Repower™ as a means of offering brand new engines from the factory direct to the consumer market.
” For nearly 100 years, the Cummins legacy has been built on repowering anything from early river boats to modern 95-liter locomotives and everything in between,” said Jeff Caldwell, Cummins Executive Director – Global Pickup/Van Business. “Clessie Cummins repowered automobiles, race cars, buses and trucks, demonstrating the benefits of the diesel engine over their original power plants. We are proud to be continuing the legacy of our namesake by enabling passionate enthusiasts to repower their vehicles for the same reason Cummins repowered his own.”
The announcement, made on the first official day of the 2016 SEMA Show, comes after research and voice of customer surveys identified significant demand for Cummins in the consumer aftermarket.
“They (customers) want reliable power, and this segment of the aftermarket exists because there is no off-the-shelf vehicle that satisfies enthusiasts’ appetites for personalization – they build their own,” Caldwell continued.
The first Cummins Repower engine offering will be the R2.8 Turbo Diesel, including other major components to ease the installation process, as well as the necessary documentation to make it 50-state-emissions-compliant. The turbocharged 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine is based on a global platform which is currently used in small pickups, chassis cabs, SUVs, vans, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment around the world. The proven platform is a lightweight, electronically controlled, High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) compact package ideal for most small pickup and SUV applications for qualifying vintages.
The kit will include the major components necessary for the engine operation to help ensure that even the shade-tree novice has most everything they need to make their Cummins Repower installation as painless as possible.
Initial testing with the R2.8 Turbo Diesel installed into an otherwise stock Jeep® Wrangler® TJ (pictured above) demonstrated that the vehicle not only gained higher peak torque, but the amount of accessible peak torque across the RPM band also increased.
In addition to the performance gains, preliminary testing indicates that the R2.8 more than doubled the fuel economy of the Jeep – in some real-world drive cycles, even tripling it – all while meeting the Transitional Low-Emission Vehicle (TLEV) LDT2 vehicle emissions standards of that particular gasoline engine vintage.
Start of sales is anticipated for the first quarter of 2017. Future engine family introductions into the Repower product lineup will be announced at later dates.
CumminsEngines.com – Cummins Crate Engines: Get Ready to Repower
Media Release – Cummins Launches Crate Engine Program for Enthusiast Market
Great article. Just wanted to point out that the link in your first sentence, misspells “Crate” and was probably auto-corrected to “Create.” Darn autocorrect!
Can’t wait! The jeep TJ is precisely the platform for this.
Does my 97 JEEP TJ qualify?
Where can I get more info on the repower kit specifically for the Jeep TJ? Sounds like a great idea.
Would like info on replacing Maxx7 and Maxx DT in both Terastar and 4300 chassis
Does this engine come with EGR and DPF? please offer a version without. Also I read that the ATLAS project engine used an aluminum block. I would not buy one if its aluminum.
I can’t wait, my 2.8CRD just blew up!!!
My 2007 jeep wrangler crd has done a head gasket. Looking at replacement early in 2017. Might be good timing to get a cummins.
Don’t forget to include the rest if who don’t drive a Jeep. I roll with an 07 Xterra which would be a great fit seeing as how Cummins already have a few Frontiers kicking around. The R&D for the fitment has been done. But I would also like to see a Land Cruiser 80 kit too. Can you imagine 300+ torqs and near 30mpg in a an 80 series ! It would refine Overland in.
Hi, Tristan – Thanks for the comment! We have good news. While the vehicle featured in this article is a Jeep, the first available Cummins Repower engine, the R2.8 Turbo Diesel, can also be used in small pickups, chassis cabs, SUVs, vans and commercial vehicles. The engine features 4 cyclinders and 267 lb-ft torque at 160 HP. In addition to the engine itself, consumers will receive a kit that includes all major components necessary for engine operation, including wiring, an engine control module and accelerator pedal. In addition, each R2.8 Turbo Diesel will ship with necessary documentation to make it 50-state emissions compliant.
Hi, James. Thanks for reading, and we appreciate your feedback! Have you check out the specs on https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower? You might find answers to some of your questions there. In addition, there’s a form that you can fill out on that page if you’d like to receive additional information on the crate engine program sent to your inbox. We expect additional details to be released in early 2017.
Will that motor fit for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab TRD?
What’s the price, or price range of the R2.8 50 state legal turbo diesel going to be?
Hi, John. Thanks for reading! The price is TBD, but we expect to release that information in early 2017. Right now you can sign up to be notified of such details by visiting https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower. By signing up we’ll contact you as soon as the engine is available to purchase.
how much can it move , ie vehicle and trailer weight
i want one for my 86 Toyota Escaper
yea , look that one up
Hello, thanks for reading! With regards to torque, you’re looking at 267 lb-ft of torque at 1600-3200 RPM. For horsepower, you’re looking at 160 hp @ 3200 RPM. The engine weighs 503 lbs. For additional specs, check out https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower.
can it fit in a dodge ram 1500 engine compartment or is there another version i can get for my truck it is a 2004 with the v8 hemi in it would love to go diesel with this truck
Can’t wait, I had an older Cummins in my Dodge Dully back in the day. I have a F350 now ( not by choice ) but it has a money pit 6.0 in it now. The truck is paid off, body is perfect just the engine is….. (well lets say….. not a good choice for Mr Ford, and leave it at that.) Yes I know all of you are thinking just sell the Ford or trade it in. Good truck, paid off, bad engine. My question after my ramble is…. Do they make a complete retro kit for my F350 to put a CUMMINS in it?
Good luck with 2017 sales it is a great IDEA
Duramax 2.8 has 369 ft lbs torque – no contest !!! –
The R2.8 could possibly have more power, but at the expense of drivability and fuel economy. The majority of us on this forum would be very happy with the published stats for an initial offering. Being computer controlled, updates could be made available to provide increases in power and/or torque. I, for one, would be very happy to plant this inside my frame rails!! And yes, it would be a Jeep.
Is there a larger displacement version in the future?
CAN’T WAIT!!!!! Any word on pricing???
I’m very much interested in the new Cummins 2.8 litre crate engine any information regarding the engine. Unfortunately, I don’t own a truck or anything that could fit such an engine. Nor do I own a business that I would need a Cummins diesel for.
Will this work in a 1999 Jeep Cherokee ?
when will it be available ?
I am hoping it comes out soon and the price tag is affordable. I have a tic the started recently and hope it last long enough to see if this conversion fits my budget. I sure would hate to put another stock keep motor in it.
Also, will this bolt to the automatic jeep transmission? Or will I need another transmission. Thank you
Advanced Adapters was working with cummins to make a bunch of different fit options.
Will this engine fit 2005 jeep liberty diesel body and what is the price
Hi, Robert – We anticipate releasing additional information about the Cummins crate engine program this spring. You can sign up to be one of the first to learn about pricing and availability at https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower. Thanks!
– Michael, Cummins social media team
Can’t wait, Can’t wait, Can’t wait!!! I saw the prototype at SEMA 2016 looks like a great package! I’ve got a 1965 FJ45LV Land cruiser just waiting for one. Come on Cummins lets make this happen.
Are you guys looking at doing this with the isf 3.8 cummins engine anytime soon and when would you be releasing that?
Was really excited to see that you guys were going to release a 2.8 cummins crate. However, once I read over the power specs, I was a little disappointed. I was really hoping to see numbers closer to the Atlas ISF2.8 (362 lbs of torque,). As mentioned by fellow posters, GM’s 2.8 Duramax is rated around 370 lbs or torque, and Chrysler’s 3.0 ecodiesel is rated somewhere around 420 lbs.
Will either of those fit into a 2 door Wrangler? I ask because I honestly don’t know.
Hi, Crafty. You mean like this? 🙂 http://social.cummins.com/cummins-repowered-jeep-starts-drives-straight-pond/
If you still have questions, the 2.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is perfect for use in small pickups, chassis cabs, SUV’s, vans, commercial vehicles and more. Additional information can be found online at https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower.
– Michael, Cummins social media team.
Is this still being released in the first quarter. It’s getting close.
Hi, Wes. Thanks for reaching out! Our start of sales date is dependent upon emissions certification. We will only launch once we can provide customers clear guidance as to which vehicle vintage and weight class our certifications will cover. Cummins Repower’s most important objective is to offer enjoyable, reliable and compliant engines to keep your Repowers on the road or trail for years to come, and eliminate the confusion at the license branch and smog referee.
If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up to receive notifications and become the first to know when the R2.8 is available. Just visit https://www.cumminsengines.com/repower.
– Michael, Cummins social media team
Will this fit a 93 landrover defender 110 with a lt77 gearbox it currently has a 300tdi 2.5 diesel
Intrigued that cummins seems to be interested in supporting the move to more efficient 4×4’s. My goal has always been to get to a smaller manueverable light truck or suv that can get at least 30 mpg. Thanks to Cummin’s this WILL happen. Way to go! Just need to wait a bit longer for fully engineered parts kits to become avail. Maybe a 2002 four runner????
Can the new Cummings crate engine be used in a 1951 f 100 ford half ton pickup
I’m just as excited as everyone else, can’t wait,—-But I will. I have a 2004-F350-4×4 Harley Davidson Edition with
a 6.0 engine. “THANK_YOU” GIL
Wish it had the power of the one they built for the titan.. is it just the computer or internals that make the difference.
Tory – The Titan is using the Cummins 5.0L V8 and this engine being discussed is an 2.8L Inline-4. To answer your question, this would be a completely different engine and not just internals.
Anxiously awaiting the R2.8’s arrival so I can start machining adapter kits for it. You’re rapidly running out of time to release it in Q1. Is everything still on track to release it before the end of next week? Ever thougt of giving us folks without emissions testing a higher output model??
Will it fit a Jeep liberty with an 45rfe transmission?
I’d love to see more information about this. I’d be very interested if there are any sponsorship options available as an active club member and off-roader while still daily driving my Jeep gets lots of exposure! Regardless I’d be interested in costs and what it would take to legally run this in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited here in NY state, we have emissions laws similar to CA here. My 4.0 has about 200,000 miles on it so not that I wish it ill, but I am watching it carefully. I am also building a 1969 Jeepster Commando for my wife, the V6 Dauntless runs well but I need to convert it to an automatic trans for her anyway so if I am pulling the engine… ahh so many ideas!
Would love to see the 2.8 repower to be able to fit in a 88 jeep Cherokee. Please cummins make this happen and use mine as a r&d project.
We’re almost mid year! Where are these bad boys at?
When is it going on sale? I am building a Jeep Scrambler and I’m ready to put my money down on this engine. Just a hint of when it will be available? If it’s not soon I’m gonna have to put a Chevy LS in but I want the repower2.8 my Jeep is painted and done just wanting on this engine to put in it. Don’t make me put a Chevy in it!
Hi, Jeffrey. Thanks for reading the blog and reaching out to us! We haven’t released pricing information just yet, but should be doing so soon. If you are interested in being the first to know about pricing and availability, you can sign up to receive notifications at https://cumminsengines.com/repower.aspx. Thanks!
Are your comparisons based on the 2.5L or the 4.0L?
This sure is taking a LONG time. 1st quarter has come and gone. 2nd quarter has come and gone.
Geez… This is dragging out it seems. Is there a guesstimation of any kind? Will it be in 2017? Hopefully, the pricing isn’t completely out of reach for most!
Still stoked that Cummins is stepping up a diesel alternative. This will fit nicely in my Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. If Advanced Adaptors makes adaptors like they already do for Om617’s to Toyota transmissions, this will be the ultimate platform!
Will it work with the diesel fuel sold in third world countries like Belize? Most diesel vehicles brought here from the U.S. today fail due to the sulfur content in the diesel fuel here. Can I get one specif to my fuel needs?
I’m sure releasing something like this is frought with legal challenges and layers of governmental red tape. But it does seem it would be in Cummins’ best interests to keep us enthusiasts informed and in the loop so we don’t loose our enthusiasm and say screw-it. Some of us (probably naively) hold on to the idea that Cummins is a step above in the corporate world. Can you guys try keeping us at least slightly informed?
First quarter, second quarter, third quarter, no new details, no pricing, no info, waiting, waiting,waiting………………………….
When is this going to happen (?) – almost August 2017 now, with no progress, updates or any additional information on this released in some time.
A lot of questions too – on electrical requirements (battery 12v vs. 24vm, single battery vs. dual, CCA requirements/recommendations), cooling requirements (i.e., radiator, fan, etc..), intercooler recommendations/requirements, air filtering, etc..
Probably at least a dozen other queries/questions as well, probably many, many more…
Also, the test subjects seem to be exclusively 4WD. Am more than a bit interested in this engine – for a 70+ year old 2WD pickup truck. I think this is a very viable option, and should probably be addressed by Cummins – maybe build some examples of this type and others, to show the versatility of the engine, to include different transmission options, etc.
Really interested in knowing pricing on these. I have a tired old FJ62 that needs a refresh. This seems to be the ticket if pricing is reasonable.
Do you want to write something?