New features and their advantages
The new .14 and .17 models
“The van never runs out of breath with this engine!”
(spontaneous remark by an Iveco test driver)
These new models use the new 3.0-litre engine, which is a product of the experience Iveco has gained from building over 4 million light commercial diesel engines.
It has inherited the characteristic qualities of an Iveco engine: it offers high performance and is economical, robust, reliable and built to last.
Every single component has been designed for heavy duty, prolonged work. The timing chain, for example, only needs to be replaced after 350,000 Km.
The Daily .17 not only boasts the highest torque in its class, but also the most evenly distributed across the entire rev range, in addition to a power output which is enough to tackle any challenge you can throw at it.
What’s more, productivity is boosted significantly by a variety of factors:
• lower fuel consumption, up to 10% less than versions powered by previous engines, due to 16 valves and dual overhead camshafts
• longer intervals between oil and filter changes (40,000 Km instead of 30,000)
• easier to repair and more accessible engine parts, meaning shorter repair times, lower costs and less time out of action
• better driver comfort, meaning better personal efficiency, with a more flexible engine offering great overtaking ability from all engine speeds without needing to change down and much less cab noise.
Iveco has focused a great deal of attention on this particular aspect.
One of the project’s priorities was the reduction of oil consumption, but much, much more has been achieved, and the results speak for themselves:
0 top ups between oil changes.
At each recommended oil check interval, (once every 10,000 Km), you will see that the oil level is always still within the correct limits, and needs no topping up.
Factors causing small oil losses have also been reduced which, although irrelevant in terms of oil consumption, may form unsightly incrustations on the engine. This has been done by redesigning the oil channels and cutting down the number of oil seals used to less than half, thus reducing potential seepage points.
Cleanliness in an engine is also an indication of quality.
The Daily Agile version.
Forget the clutch and just think of braking and accelerating: this car-derived option is now available in truck applications and will become increasingly popular in the near future.
With the Daily AGile, Iveco has chosen to automate a mechanical transmission, thus retaining its advantages:
• efficiency and responsiveness
• lower weight
• easy maintenance
• choice between automatic mode and clutchless manual sequential mode
• optimised fuel consumption, meaning that the automatic transmission is even more economical than a manual gearbox.
The new transmission has been developed in conjunction with ZF and introduces a number of innovative features:
• electromechanical actuators, which are simpler, more precise and more reliable than electro-hydraulic components.
• Integrated functions:
• hill recognition
• driving style recognition.
• Ergonomic controls for manual sequential mode, following the natural reaction of the body under acceleration and braking:
• pull the lever back to accelerate and shift up a gear (the body is pushed backwards towards the backrest)
• push the lever forward to brake and shift down a gear (the body is pushed towards the steering wheel).
When fitted to vehicles with ESP, transmission function is integrated with the Hill Holder function to allow hill starts without using the brake.
ESP (Electronic Stability Program).
This safety system, which prevents oversteer and understeer, helping to keep the vehicle on the right track on slippery road surfaces or in the presence of unexpected obstacles, will be available from 2005.
The system’s operating principle is well known: the electronic control unit constantly compares the theoretical trajectory of the vehicle, as set by the steering angle, and the real vehicle trajectory, and then makes corrections, if necessary, by applying braking force to the individual wheels. Furthermore, if the vehicle speed is too high for road surface grip conditions, the system reduces throttle and over