27 May 2000
Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC)announced it has reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to supply 2.5 liter, 16-valve diesel engines for a Ford vehicle sold outside the US. DDC will begin to supply 2.5 liter direct injected, common rail engines to Ford in calendar year 2001.
The four-cylinder, direct injected, 2.5 liter diesel engine, available in the Detroit Diesel's current automotive line, is equipped with electronically controlled common rail fuel injection which provides improved control of the fuel injection process over the entire operating range of the engine. All models are turbocharged and intercooled with features such as Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and balance shafts for reduced vibration.
DDC said more details would be available later this year after the agreement is finalized.