Tag Archives: Euro6

DAF CF Euro6 spotted

IMG_0572 One of my Iepieleaks spies shot these pics of a DAF CF75 Euro6 truck! The exhaust unit on the right side of the frame is definately a Euro6 katalist with partsfilter. The truck is probably one of the fieldtest trucks that are out on the road to get experience with the new system.

 

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Big sixpot coming up for MAN

Vlist MANAfter the presentation of the MAN engines for Euro 6 we are all waiting for the new big ones for heavy transport.

The V8 engine with 680 Hp is nog going to make it for Euro 6, and MAN annouced there will be a big sixpot in 2014.

The new big banger is going to be 15 – and a litte bit- litre and is going to have a bore of 138 mm. That makes the name in the MAN tradition D38.

Now MAN does have an agreement with Navistar for the D20 and D26 engines while Navistar was develloping a new 15 litre engine. That engine was to be based on the Cat C15, and that has a bore of… 138 mm!

Now is that a coincidence or is MAN working together with Cat? The Navistar 12,4 litre MaxxForce 13 litre engine is based on the MAN D26 engine, but built in the USA under licence. Now where it all comes together is that this engine is also supposed to be the platform of the comming Cat CT 13 engine.

Now there are some romours about a VW takeover of Navistar, but where does that leave the cooperation with Caterpillar? It is going to be ecxiting to see where this all goes to in the future.

USA: Manipulating emissions is expensive!

2013-Dodge-Ram-1500In the USA a company that sold software to manipulate boardcomputers got a very high penalty. The software was mainly built in to diesel powered pick-up trucks were the partikel filter was removed. The software mislead the computers that monitor the emissions so the readings were normal.

The system was sold for Ford, GM and Ram pick-up trucks. The company that provided the software now has to take back 9.000 devices, and pay 157.000 Us Dollars in to a fund. Apart from that they have to pay a fine of half a milion Us Dollars to the EPA. That is the Enviromental Protection Agency.

In Europe everybody is waiting for the implementation of Euro 6. The knoledge about the diagnose systems is still unknown to a lot of users. Accourding to the EU reglementations the authorities get the possibility to stop trucks to check the emissions. The Americans are one step ahead and they show how high the penaltys can be when truck drivers are caught minipulating.

New Atego in may

Atego new 1Mercedes-Benz is going to launch the new Atego series on the CV Show in Birmingham in April, and on the Bauma exhibition in Munich.

Today we got the first ‘artist impressions’ of the new Atego and they look prommising. The Euro 6 atego comes with seven different enging outputs and it has several novilties on chassis, driveline and cabs.

The drawings of the new Atego look good. The truck is going to have a new front grille- and bumper but we espect Mercedes to use the existing cabs. Spie shots of Atego trucks show the old cabs with cammouflaged fronts.

 

 

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New is that the Atego will come standard with the 8-speed Powershift 3 automated gearbox. As an option there will be manual 6- and 9 speed gearboxes.

 

 

 

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Now here is one of the spie shots of the new Atego, and this is definily the old cab with a new front.

 

(source: www.ttm.nl)

 

New DAF XF for Jansen

Jansen DAFSome time ago i showed a DAF Euro 6 fieldtest truck in the colour of the Jansen company in Holland. Here’s the link to that story.

After the presentation of the new XF the fieldtest truck was rebuilt with the original front and this is how it looks now!

Another DAF fieldtest truck

On www.truckstar.nl i found this photo of another DAF XF fieldtest truck. The Dutch company Van Overveld is going to do 300.000 km a year with the truck between Holland and Spain.

Accourding to Truckstar the engine is the new 10,8 liter with 430 Hp.

 

The new DAF XF!

Now here it is, the new DAF XF! The new truck was just released on the IAA show in Hannover. Despite it still is the old cab DAF did a great job with the new styling. It clearly has it’s own face and it stands out in a row!

Not only the outside is new, the interior also got a nice facelift. A new instrument cluster with colour screen, extra cupholders, new seats and fabrics and an even bigger bunk make the difference.

Most important is off course the technical news. The chassis layout is completely new, just like the axles and the Euro 6 engines. DAF now also has an eco-roll system and there is a fast-shift mode. One uni1ue item are the LED headlights. No other brand did that before on a truck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news is that the pillar in the side windows dissapeared. That made it possible to move the mirrors backwards so you can see through the A-Pillar and the mirrors. Other DAF news? More chassis space for fuel, special light-weight configurations and an improved ATe setup for even better fuel figures, also with Euro 6

 

Comming soon, the new DAF

DAF presented the Euro6 engines on the BedrijfsautoRAI in Amsterdam but nobody knows what that means for the design of the cab.

This is an old photo of the new DAF truck. And no, it is not going to look like an old Scania Streamline with the horizontal bars, that is just camouflage. Reading between the lines you can see some of the new design, like the lower part of the top grille and the headlight units. The new DAF trucks are espected to be shown at the IAA in Hannover but maybe they are going to launch before that date to the press. I will keep you informed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN Euro6 range complete

And now i found even more photo’s of the next MAN generation. Not only the big TGX, but also the smaller TGM and TGL trucks.

The Bussing lion has a new place in the chrome ornament on the upper grille. Personal i think the chrome ‘moustage’ is a bit overdone for the small TGL and TGM cabs, but maybe i get used to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euro6 DAF truck at Jansen

 

These photo’s were sent in by Roger van Nispen of www.bouwmachineweb.com. He spotted this Jansen DAF and no, it is not the bonneted version but there is something about it. Take a close look at the grille and the headlights and yes, this is a fieldtest truck of DAF. The big exhaust system shows that this is a Euro6 DAF! Thanks for the photo’s Roger and don’t forget to check his website: