Top award for DAF’s MX-11
The PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 engine used in Irizar Integral coaches has won the Truck Innovation Award at the annual Fleet Transport Awards 2015 in Ireland.
The engine received the recognition because of its state-of-the-art technology, resulting in maximum reliability, high fuel efficiency and low weight for optimum payload. The 10.8 liter PACCAR MX-11 engine is offered in the Irizar integral i4, i6 and PB coaches sold by Irizar UK, with outputs from 210 kW/286 hp to 320 kW/435 hp.
“When developing the new six cylinder diesel engine, DAF started with a clean sheet of paper”, commented Jarlath Sweeney, chairman of the Fleet Transport Awards jury and editor-in-chief of the leading Irish magazine, Fleet Transport.
“By integrating as many functions as possible and applying advanced technologies like double overhead camshafts and high pressure common rail fuel injection, the new PACCAR MX-11 engine is a great example of modern engine development, offering added value to the operator while meeting Euro 6.”
“The new PACCAR MX-11 engine fits completely in the trend towards achieving high efficiency at lower displacement volumes”, said chief engineer Ron Borsboom, member of the DAF Trucks Board of Management. “Main development criteria where high performance, low weight and fuel consumption, as well as maximum reliability and durability and excellent uptime. We get excellent feedback on the PACCAR MX-11 engine from customers throughout Europe and we are honoured with receiving the Truck Innovation Award, which is a great recognition.”
- The higher-capacity MX13 sister power unit is also available for the Irizar integral coach range sold by Irizar UK.