KAMAZ has announced completion of the final stage of the work on development and manufacturing of R6 six-cylinder in-line engines. The project was implemented in partnership with Liebherr, a leading global manufacturer.
As was recalled by the media office of the car building company, on 25 March 2014 KAMAZ and Liebherr entered into an agreement for development of a new perspective range of 400-700 h.p. six-cylinder in-line engines of environmental class Euro-5 and possible manufacturing of Euro-6 engines in the future.
As was noted by Willi Liebherr, the Chairman of the Governing Board of Liebherr-International AG, the history of work with KAMAZ includes years of cooperation since the companies started to jointly develop the transmission for the first KAMAZ vehicles.
"In this respect, it is especially pleasant to observe the birth of a new engine as a result of hard work of our developers and engineers. Equally impressive is the brand new manufacturing line created exclusively for R6 engines. I would like to say special thanks to KAMAZ workers who made it possible to implement this project, and wish every success with the new engine," added he.
Commercial output of R6 engines will start in 2018. The new line is designed to manufacture 12 thousand engine units per year. These engines will be installed on KAMAZ trucks of the perspective K5 generation whose manufacturing is expected to be launched in 2019.