DAF Trucks has unveiled a new generation of commercial vehicle engines ready for the introduction of the Euro 6 emissions legislation which comes into force on 1st January 2014.
The 12.9 litre Euro 6 PACCAR MX-13 engine uses common rail technology, a turbo with variable geometry and advanced controls for maximum efficiency. To comply with the Euro 6 emissions requirements, it features exhaust gas recirculation, together with SCR technology and an active soot filter.
Compared with the current Euro 5 standard, Euro 6 requires that nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions must be reduced by a further 77 per cent, while soot particle emissions must be cut by 66 per cent. The Euro 6 standard is similar to the America EPA 10 standard.
“Achieving the ultra-low Euro 6 emission values requires additional technology, and our aim is of course to keep fuel consumption and CO2 emissions at the low levels of our current Euro 5 ATe vehicles”, said Ron Borsboom, member of the DAF Trucks board of management and responsible for product development.
The engine will enter production early 2013, with outputs of 300 kW/410 hp, 340 kW/460 hp and 375 kW/510 hp.”