New Iveco engine at the Brisbane Truck Show

Revised Stralis with new Cursor Series II engine will be part of a wide display of Iveco products at the Brisbane Truck Show next month

New Iveco engine at the Brisbane Truck Show
Iveco Acco

Iveco will display for the first time a revised Stralis cab-over heavy duty model fitted with a new Series II Cursor engine at the Brisbane Truck Show 2015.

"The new power plant has been further honed to meet the unique requirements of Australian owners," Iveco says.

"It promises to deliver the output and fuel economy the old model was well known for, with even greater engine life."

Iveco says full details of the new Series II Cursor engine range will be released at the show, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 14-17.

The company says its display will range from car-licence commercial models to a road train hauler.

Included will be two variants of the soon-to-be-released Daily range in van and cab chassis guise.

"The Daily holds the prestigious ‘International Van of the Year 2015’ accolade and adopts a new class-leading, 8-speed ‘Hi-Matic’ full automatic transmission, among many other new innovative features," says Iveco.

Representing the medium duty range will be a Eurocargo ML160 Rigid.

The 16 tonne GVM (gross vehicles mass) Eurocargo display truck "provides buyers with European comfort, sophistication and styling coupled with the reliability of ZF and Allison transmissions and Iveco’s own 5.9 litre Tector engine."

Despite its modest cubic capacity, the Tector engine produces 279hp (205kW) and over 700 lb/ft (950Nm) of torque, "while also returning excellent fuel economy".

"For better manoeuvrability in urban and metropolitan environments, the Eurocargo has an industry-leading wheel-cut angle of 52 degrees," it adds.

Alongside the Eurocargo will be "an icon of Australian commercial vehicles", the ACCO, which had a major upgrade late last year.

One of the notable changes in the Acco range is the availability of locally-developed electronic stability control (ESC) on the 5.1m wheelbase 8x4 agitator model.

At the heavy end of the Iveco range at the Brisbane Truck Show will be two Powerstar models, developed and produced specifically for Australia -- a 6400 rigid tipper and 7800 road train prime mover.

The 6400 on display has a GVM of 24.5 tonnes and is equipped with Iveco’s Cursor 13 litre power plant, pushing out 560hp (412kW) and torque of 1840 lb/ft (2,495Nm).

The gearbox is an Iveco Eurotronic 16-speed overdrive automated manual transmission.

Meanwhile, about its top-of-the-range product, Iveco says: "For traditionalists, the 140 tonne GCM (gross combination mass) Powerstar 7800 provides all the benefits of a proven American driveline and is ideal for road train applications."

The Powerstar 7800 is available with Cummins ISX and Signature EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) engines putting out 550hp  (405kW) with 1850 lb/ft (2,500Nm) of torque; and 600 hp (440kW) with 2050 lb/ft (2,780Nm) of torque.

These power plants are coupled to an 18-speed Eaton box.

"Since launched, many 7800 road train models have been successfully operating pulling three trailers across some of the country’s most remote and desolate roads," says Iveco.

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