Kortrijk, Belgium (October 18, 2007) - Cummins ISBe engines exhibited at the Busworld exhibition (stand PAV4-8) are available now for Euro 5 and EEV bus applications.

The B Series family of engines has established an excellent reputation in the bus market for reliability and performance, and the latest ISBe models have taken this further at Euro 4. Now, customers can take Euro 5 and EEV specifications, with all of the power and fuel economy benefits seen at Euro 4. This enables operators to meet green credentials demanded in tender documents and gain any tax benefits available for using ultra low emission vehicles, with minimal impact to running costs.

"Cummins chose Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) as the right technology for Euro 4, as it meant little or no installation changes for the move to Euro 5," said Neil Pattison, Cummins EMEA Automotive Sales Director. "This minimised engineering requirements, providing a major benefit to both OEM and end user customers alike. SCR has been very successful for us, with customers providing extremely positive feedback in terms of responsiveness, fuel economy and servicing costs," he continued.

To move to Euro 5, the ISBe incorporates a new electronic control module with a higher capacity and faster processing capability. This will manage the requirements of the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Stage 2, which ensures the vehicle remains emissions compliant. It also controls the upgraded fuel system to further maximise engine performance.

Cummins Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines and related components. With over 30,000 employees, Cummins reported sales of $11.4 billion in 2006 and produced over 833,000 engines. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the Mid-Range engine plant