Iveco launches upgraded engine at Brisbane Truck Show

By: Steve Skinner, Photography by: Steve Skinner

Iveco says the 13 litre Cursor has been improved to better suit Australian conditions

Iveco launches upgraded engine at Brisbane Truck Show
A Powerstar tipper fitted with Iveco's Series II Cursor engine.


Diverse truck manufacturer Iveco has launched an upgraded version of its 13 litre engine, called the Cursor Series II.

The new engine will be available in selected Stralis and Powerstar heavy duty models.

Iveco says it will deliver operators "the renowned fuel efficiency benefits of the previous Cursor engine, coupled with even greater reliability and engine life".

Engineered for Australian conditions, the Cursor Series II produces 560 horsepower (412kW) and 2,300 Nm of torque from as low as 1,000 rpm.

"New engine calibration optimises torque and fan operation, resulting in lower operating temperatures and prolonged engine life," Iveco says.

"Series II engines benefit from new aluminium pistons which reduce friction and increase heat dispersion, while a higher capacity oil pump provides more efficient lubrication to keep the engine running smoother for longer.

"Other improvements include a new camshaft design for greater durability, rocker arms which adopt a high hardness coating to reduce friction and improved turbocharger and exhaust manifold design, to best suit high-load applications.

"The total engine package has been developed to suit typical Australian B-Double duty cycles."

Iveco says the improved Cursor has undergone extensive bench, dyno and on-road testing under varying Australian conditions, with multiple B-Doubles covering over a million kilometres.

"Recorded data from the test vehicles indicated significant reduction in engine temperatures both at the air intake and catalyst," the company says.

"Driver feedback also reported improved throttle response and an overall reduction in fuel consumption."

Iveco is offering an extended warranty package of three, four and five years on the new engine.

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