After the presentation of the MAN engines for Euro 6 we are all waiting for the new big ones for heavy transport.
The V8 engine with 680 Hp is nog going to make it for Euro 6, and MAN annouced there will be a big sixpot in 2014.
The new big banger is going to be 15 – and a litte bit- litre and is going to have a bore of 138 mm. That makes the name in the MAN tradition D38.
Now MAN does have an agreement with Navistar for the D20 and D26 engines while Navistar was develloping a new 15 litre engine. That engine was to be based on the Cat C15, and that has a bore of… 138 mm!
Now is that a coincidence or is MAN working together with Cat? The Navistar 12,4 litre MaxxForce 13 litre engine is based on the MAN D26 engine, but built in the USA under licence. Now where it all comes together is that this engine is also supposed to be the platform of the comming Cat CT 13 engine.
Now there are some romours about a VW takeover of Navistar, but where does that leave the cooperation with Caterpillar? It is going to be ecxiting to see where this all goes to in the future.
D 38 has no connection with the cat c 15. By the way, the c 15 has a 137mm bore.