FPT Industrial reveals multi-fuel, Euro VII-ready single base engine

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 21 Sep 2022

XC13 diesel delivers up to 600hp/2,850 Nm; methane up to 520hp/2,500 Nm. CO2 emissions reductions are 9% (diesel) & 10% (methane) but methane XC13 can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions with biomethane.

Iveco Group company FPT Industrial, which continues to invest in internal combustion engines through range extensions and continuous improvement, state-of-the-art technologies and competitive solutions, has unveiled a new engine concept.

The new XC13, unveiled at IAA 2022 in Hanover, according to the company "represents the embodiment of the Cursor X concept – the multi-energy, modular, multi-application, and mindful engine."

Unmistakable with the flaming red X imprinted on the engine head, the XC13 is FPT Industrial’s first multi-fuel single base engine. From diesel to natural gas – including biomethane – hydrogen, and renewable fuels, the base engine has been designed with multiple versions to offer maximum component standardisation and easy integration into the final product.

According to FPT Industrial, “The XC13 features unique DNA for on-road multi-applications, is immediately compatible with a range of different market requirements and emission regulations, with limited impact on vehicle installation. The new XC13 engine positions itself as a primary contributor to achieving short and mid-term fleet CO2 emissions targets."

A major step in the ICE decarbonisation path, the XC13 guarantees lower emissions, together with world-beating performance. The diesel version delivers best-in-class performance up to 600 hp and 2,850 Nm, resulting in +5% power and 14% torque compared to the current Cursor 13 model. The methane version delivers up to 520 hp and 2,500 Nm resulting in +13% power and +25% torque compared to the current Cursor 13 Natural Gas. CO2 emissions reductions stand at 9% for the diesel unit and 10% for the methane model, but the latter can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions when fueled by biomethane, says the company.

Ready for Euro VII with simple upgrades
The natural gas version offers diesel-like performance. Designed for the future, and for future emissions challenges, the XC13 will be ready for Euro VII with simple upgrades. Braking power also achieves best-in-class performance, with a +29% increase on the diesel version (up to 530kW @ 2300 rpm) and a stunning +300% on the methane model (up to 245kW @ 2300 rpm).

Both versions are also significantly lighter: -10% (100 kg) for diesel and -10% (80 kg) for the methane model. This weight reduction is achieved thanks to the Compacted Graphite Iron casting for the cylinder head and block, reducing wall thickness while improving thermo-mechanical strength. In short, this revolutionary and ultra-versatile engine has all it takes to be a serious contributor in the sustainable transport sector.


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