The Eurocargo truck and the Tector Common Rail turbocharged engines with waste-gate turbochargers.
Thanks to the Tector Common Rail turbocharged engines with waste-gates, the Eurocargo has one of the lowest fuel consumption in its category.
The 300HP Tector engines are available with EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-Friendly Vehicles) engines.
In addition the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction via the use of AdBlue additive) technology, adopted by Iveco on its entire medium to heavy range of vehicles, contributes to lower operating costs (with 5% lower fuel consumption).
The Tector engine range offers low weight, requires less frequent maintenance and guarantees greater reliability. In fact, unlike EGR, SCR does not involve recirculation of hot exhaust gas back into the combustion chamber. The performance of Tector engines is at the absolute top of its class, due to characteristics of excellence such as:
The best torque to displacement ratio.
Greater flexibility - the maximum torque is available at low rpm (max torque as low as 1,200 rpm) and is constant over a wide rev range. This guarantees smooth running, fewer gear changes and greater efficiency;
reduced operating costs.
Automated Eurotronic 6 speed transmissions with steering column controls in order to increase driving comfort and at the same time optimise consumption, manual 5, 6 and 9 speed transmissions with calibrated synchronisation to guarantee maximum ease of gear engagement, and automatic transmissions for simpler driving in the city where "stop & go" is the norm.
Automated and manual transmissions are combined with "push type" clutches and with optional electronically activated power take-offs (max torque capacity 1,000 Nm).
On the Eurocargo engines an exhaust brake is also standard, with a butterfly valve in the exhaust manifold. This valve creates exhaust gas back-pressure which is useful for slowing down the engine and increasing braking power.
The use of the exhaust brake cuts use of the service brake and therefore reduces brake wear.
The mode of operation (on application of the footbrake or when lifting off the accelerator) can be selected by the driver.More torque, less consumption, high reliability.The turbocharger controlled by a waste-gate valve limits pressure even at low rpm, optimising torque and fuel consumption. The limitation of pressure is essential for mechanical protection of the engine and the turbo.
The waste-gate system permits turbo boost pressure to be kept constant, whilst allowing gradual pressure relief in certain conditions. It is this exhaust gas pressure which, having reached predetermined levels, opens a valve in the exhaust manifold. This permits by-pass of the gases before they impact on the turbo.
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