New engines debut at Lauderdale show

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Cummins MerCruiser Diesel showcased a pair of its new TDI 4.2-liter diesel inboards at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, marking the beginning of its business relationship with Volkswagen.

The German engine company is now manufacturing the 4.2-liter V-8, which carries a 350-hp rating, under the CMD brand name.

Volkswagen is also manufacturing — and marinizing — 1.9-, 2.5- and 3.0-liter diesels for CMD at its plant in Salzgitter, Germany.

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