IVECO introduced a new, higher-power Tector 7 engine for ML160 and ML180 variants, offering 320 horsepower (239 kilowatts) at 2,500 rpm, up by 40 HP from the previous engine options. The powered-up Tector 7 engine also increases torque by 100 newton-metres (73 pound-foot) with 1,100 N-m (811 pounds-foot) at 1,250 rpm. IVECO says the Eurocargo range will also have new Eurotronic transmission option.
The New Tector 7
The six-cylinder, 6.7-litre Tector 7 engine meets the stringent Euro6 (Step D) measure using IVECO’s HI-SCR system, a single aftertreatment system featuring passive DPF. IVECO says that because the system uses fewer components, Hi-SCR also offers reduced vehicle downtime.
The new Eurotronic transmission option is the proven ZF 12-Speed automated manual, giving operators a total of three transmission choices in the Medium-duty Eurocargo range. The other two options are the ZF 9-speed manual and the Allison five-speed fully automatic. “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,” says Marco Quaranta, IVECO Australia Product Manager.
Pre-Tested In Australia
Prior to making the new specification options available in Australia, IVECO conducted local trials over a two-year period during which time four vehicles covered 400,000 plus kilometres over a range of operating conditions. The new specifications are now available from the IVECO Dealer Network.