FPT Industrial engine voted DIESEL OF THE YEAR® 2014

31 Mar 2014

FPT Industrial’s super-efficient new Cursor 16 has been named DIESEL OF THE YEAR® 2014 by Diesel magazine in recognition of FPT Industrial’s technological excellence in its new 16-litre, six-cylinder, in-line engine.

Small in size, high in power output, the Cursor 16 has a best in class power-to-weight ratio and is one of the smallest engines in its range. Suitable for construction, agricultural and power generation applications, among others, the Cursor 16 represents the top level of the Cursor family, renowned for its reliability and flexibility.

The engine uses FPT Industrial’s patented High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction (HI-eSCR) technology, which has been researched, designed and developed in-house by FPT Industrial to comply with stringent Stage IV/Tier 4 Final and Euro VI emission regulations. A compact package, the Cursor 16 excels in power management, combustion efficiency and low fuel consumption that, when combined, reduce the total cost of ownership for the final customer.

“Diesel magazine has been reporting on subjects related to the development, manufacture and use of diesel engines in Europe for over 20 years and this award serves to recognise the excellence in research and innovation at FPT Industrial,” said Massimo Siracusa, Vice President Product Engineering at FPT Industrial. “Our people have a strong passion for FPT’s mission and pride themselves on maximum quality and innovative solutions for customers. This new engine delivers on power and efficiency while adhering to required emissions legislation.”

Commenting on the award, Fabio Butturi, Chief Editor of Diesel magazine, said: “The DIESEL OF THE YEAR® award is judged on technical innovation and design, with FPT Industrial’s Cursor 16 achieving this in the most exciting way: a 16-litre engine delivering 18-litre power in a 13-litre package. A compelling proposition and, in the words of FPT, a game changer.”

FPT Industrial is one of the few engine providers to have been awarded DIESEL OF THE YEAR® twice, following the success in 2008 of its 3.2-litre F5 engine, which is currently equipping agricultural machinery for companies such as Carraro, CNH and Perkins.

FPT Industrial is a company of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications. The company employs approximately 8,000 People worldwide, in ten plants and six R&D Centres. The FPT Industrial sales network consists of 100 dealers and over 1,300 service centres in almost 100 countries. A wide product offering, including five engine ranges from 31 kW up to 740 kW and transmissions with maximum torque from 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, and a close focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains. For further information, visit

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