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DETROIT DIESEL ANNOUNCES SERIES 30G NATURAL GAS ENGINES

DETROIT, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Diesel Corporation (NYSE: DDC) Series 30G natural gas engine is in full production. Developed and manufactured as a result of an agreement between Navistar International Transportation Corp. (NYSE: NAV) and Detroit Diesel Corporation, the Series 30G is a spark-ignited, natural gas fueled engine for commercial use in on- and off-highway applications.

"The Series 30G is one of the most advanced natural gas engines available today," said Jim Schock, Vice President, Selected Products at Detroit Diesel Corporation. "It offers the reliability and the robust design of a diesel engine and incorporates the proven technology of the Detroit Diesel DDEC III Electronic Control system."

The Series 30G is a 7.3L (444 cubic inch) V-8 engine, rated at 210 bhp (at) 2400 rpm or 2600 rpm and 485 lb-ft torque (at) 1500 rpm. The Series 30G incorporates lean-burn combustion technology, has a compression ratio of 10:1, and uses commercially available compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Current testing shows fuel efficiency substantially better than comparable gasoline-powered engines. In addition, the Series 30G has excellent driveability while meeting the California Air Resources Board's emission standards for heavy duty natural gas engines.

The Series 30G offers several important design features including:

* Spark-ignited, lean-burn combustion

* Distributorless, high-energy ignition system

* Electronic control of many engine operating parameters
 integrated through the Detroit Diesel Electronic Control
 (DDEC III) system.


Key engine operating parameters controlled by the DDEC III system on the S30G include air/fuel ratio, spark timing, throttle position, speed governing, fuel and spark control to prevent engine knock, engine protection, engine diagnostics, programmability, fleet management, and integration with vehicle electronic systems.

The versatility and design of the Series 30G make it ideal for a number of applications including school buses, shuttle buses, street sweepers, municipal vehicles and specialized pickup and delivery vehicles.

Detroit Diesel Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel engines, automotive diesel engines, and engine parts. The Company offers a complete line of diesel engines from five to 10,000 horsepower for the on-highway truck; coach and bus; automobile; construction, mining and industrial; power generation; marine; and military markets. The Company serves these markets directly and through a worldwide network of over 2,500 authorized distributors and dealers. The Company and its manufacturing, remanufacturing and distributor subsidiaries have over 6,300 employees. For the first six months of 1995, revenues were $1.1 billion U.S., and net income was $24.7 million or $1.00 per share.
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/CONTACT: Nancy J. Martin, Manager of Product Publicity of Detroit Diesel, 313-592-5153/

(DDC NAV)

CO: Detroit Diesel Corporation; Navistar International Transportation

Corp. ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU: PDT

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