Robert Bosch Corporation has announced it is finalizing production to supply common rail fuel injection systems for the new 2003 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks.
The Bosch common rail system is featured on the new Cummins 5.9 liter ISB- E engine.
The inline six-cylinder engine is the most powerful turbo diesel engine available in the 2500/3500 segment, producing 305 horsepower at 2,900 rpm and 555 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,400 rpm. Common rail is a fuel injection system that separates pressure generation and injection events, providing engine manufacturers with a large degree of application flexibility for meeting stringent emissions.
The Bosch common rail system is capable of injection pressures up to 1600 bar (23,500 psi). Injection pressure is generated independent of engine speed and injection quantity, providing optimal injection pressure throughout the entire range of engine operation. As a result, the Ram 2500/3500 diesel trucks will be equipped with high power density engines, offering higher torque output as well as decreased combustion noise, emissions and fuel consumption.
Bosch coordinated the design and engineering for the Dodge Ram common rail system at its North American Automotive Diesel Technology Center in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Bosch will supply key components for the Dodge Ram common rail system out of its Charleston, S.C. manufacturing facility.
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