DAF has launched the new generation CF and XF trucks, which feature new drivelines and aerodynamic optimisations, resulting in up to 7% lower fuel consumption.
A new DAF Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains and the trucks also feature lower weight for increased payload and an updated interior and exterior design for the highest driver comfort and greatest appeal.
“DAF Euro 6 trucks already have a reputation for fuel efficiency, driver comfort and general reliability. Now that DAF have released the new generation of units, they offer the very best solution for both customer and driver” Said Paul Whincup, Sales Director for HTC Group.
A key principle when developing the new drivelines was to reduce engine revs for fuel efficiency. Maximum torque of the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines has been increased significantly and is already available from 900rpm to allow down speeding of the engine. The top-of-the range PACCAR MX-13 engine produces 530PS and 2,600Nm of torque at 1,000rpm.
Next to engine performance, the performance of the PACCAR Engine Brake has been enhanced. Maximum braking power of the PACCAR MX-11 engine has grown from 320 to 340kW. Braking power has increased 20% between 1,000 to 1,500rpm. Maximum braking power of the MX-13 is no less than 360kW and in the important 1,200 to 1,500rpm range, braking power has increased up to 30%.