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Iveco recasts heavy truck range around new engine
By adminCategories: NewsPublished On: Friday 29 December 2023
winding mountain road in Banff National Park, AB, Canada.
The all-new xCursor 13 engine first seen at the IAA Show in 2020 forms the heart of revisions to Iveco’s S-Way (road) and X-Way (on/off highway) heavy trucks.
In its most powerful form, the FTP xCursor 13 produces 580 hp and 2,800 Nm of torque for the toughest applications. It’s also available in a ‘fuel-economy’ version rated at 500 hp and 2,600 Nm for long-haul operations.
The engine features a new turbocharger optimised for down-speeding, fuel-injection pressures of up to 2500 bar, an all-new cylinder head and block, and friction-reduction components and ‘smart’ accessories to reduce parasitic drag, producing a claimed fuel consumption reduction of 10 per cent. It’s also claimed to be 10 per cent lighter than the predecessor Cursor 11 engine, which has now been discontinued, and to have a planned service life of 1.6 million km: a 33 per cent increase over previous designs.
A new engine brake with a claimed 30 per cent more retarding power allows the transmission retarder to be dispensed with for most applications, further reducing weight and parasitic loss.
The new engine is paired with the new Meritor 17xHE axle which is said to be lighter and more efficient than its predecessor, driven via the 12-speed ZF Traxon Gen2 transmission which features a new Shift Assistant that synchronises changes and engine braking, while Reversing Assistant engages reverse while stopping.
Iveco’s GPS-Predictive system now recognises roundabouts and road bends and will adjust road speed accordingly when cruise control is engaged. Eco Driving Mode is optimised utilising Gearshift Strategy, Torque availability, and EcoRoll, and will be managed remotely by telematics. Iveco claims these features, together with improved aerodynamics including the replacement of conventional mirrors with CCTV, can yield an extra four per cent fuel saving.
There’s a new digital cockpit and Driver Assist system allowing Level 2 autonomous driving.