With the introduction of new engine horsepower and transmission options to its medium duty, Euro6 Eurocargo range, higher power from Iveco trucks is now available to operators.
The new higher power ‘Tector 7’ engine is available on ML160 and ML180 variants and produces 320hp (239kW) at 2,500rpm and 1,100Nm (811 ft lb) of torque at 1,250 rpm, from the 6-cylinder, 6.7 litre unit. This new engine option ups power and torque by 40 hp and 100 Nm over the standard engine.
As with the other engines across the Euro 6 Eurocargo range, this latest addition uses Iveco’s ‘HI-SCR’ system, a single after-treatment system featuring passive DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
The HI-SCR system is claimed to provide benefits compared to EGR and SCR equivalents, including reduced fuel consumption and reduced tare weight. The system also uses fewer components for increased simplicity and does not require driver regeneration, providing reduced vehicle downtime.
The new transmission option, which is available across the range including ML120 models, is the proven ZF ‘Eurotronic’ 12-Speed automated manual and brings the number of transmission choices available in the range to three. The other two choices are the ZF 9-speed manual and the Allison 5-speed full automatic.
IVECO,, said the new specifications would increase the appeal of the Euro6 Eurocargo models and open up some new applications for the range.
“The availability of a 320 hp / 1,100 Nm engine option, combined with the 12-speed Eurotronic AMT, provides a great package for operators wanting to tow a trailer,” said Marco Quaranta, Iveco Australia Product Manager – ANZ. “The added output, plus broader spread of gears, delivers improved gradeability performance and makes the Eurocargo ideal for operators engaged in a range of metropolitan and intrastate work.
“For general freight and more specialised applications, such as car carrying or construction where operators may need to transport extra vehicles, cargo or small to medium machines, there’s now a Eurocargo to suit.”
Prior to making the new higher power from Iveco trucks specification options available in Australia, Iveco says it conducted local trials over a two-year period during which time four vehicles covered 400,000 plus kilometres over a range of operating conditions.