Volvo Expands Fuel Efficient Powertrain Lineup
Volvo Trucks expanded its lineup of “exceptional efficiency” powertrain packages with the XE11 that the company said can improve fuel efficiency by up to 3%.
The new powertrain package is for the 11-liter D11 engine and is available on VNM and VNL models rated up to 80,000 pounds.
“XE11 ensures that the engine runs in its sweet spot without wavering at any road speed,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks powertrain product manager.
“The intelligent Volvo I-Shift, coupled with XE’s proprietary software, controls the engine to maintain rpm as low as 1,150 while cruising at 65 mph,” he said.
The XE packages improve fuel efficiency by lowering engine rpm at a given vehicle speed, through the combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission and a Volvo engine with modified software, according to the truck maker.
“Demand for XE powertrain packages continues to grow as customers increasingly look to combat fuel costs through optimized truck specifications,” Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing, said in a statement.
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