An internal combustion engine comprises a first engine bank and a second engine bank. A first intake valve is disposed in an intake port of a cylinder of the first engine bank, and is configured for metering the first flow of combustion air by periodically opening and closing according to a first intake valve lift and duration characteristic. A variable valve train control mechanism is configured for affecting the first intake valve lift and duration characteristic. Either a lift or duration of the first intake valve is modulated so as to satisfy an EGR control criterion.
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT
 This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Agreement No. DE-EE0005654, awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.