The new four cylinder E494 engine with 7 speed ET50S7 gearbox comprises of 7 forward and 1 reverse gear, designed for smooth gearshifts and less torque interruption.
July 20 2018, New Delhi:
In line with the vision to drive modernisation in the commercial vehicle industry, Eicher Trucks and Buses has launched 7-speed transmission technology in the entire range of medium duty trucks. In the first phase, 7-speed transmission will be launched in Eicher Pro 3015 and Eicher Pro 1114XP with an aim to optimise drivability, infuse fuel efficiency and productivity while reducing fatigue for the driver.
The new four cylinder E494 engine with 7 speed ET50S7 gearbox comprises of 7 forward and 1 reverse gear, designed for smooth gearshifts and less torque interruption. With innovations like 7-speed, Eicher reinforces its commitment towards superior uptime for the vehicles and business profitability for customers. The superiority is further enhanced by virtue of the fact that Eicher has the highest payload in the 14-15T GVW segment which drives significantly higher revenues.
Commercial vehicles engines are designed to operate under various tough conditions and 7 speed transmission will enable the vehicle to operate at a higher torque range (due to flat torque curve) and eliminate the need to repeatedly shift gears. The technology will help driver to reach the top gear as early as possible by optimising the drivability in lower gear and incentivising performance in higher gear. This, in turn, ensures a superior turnaround time, optimise engine performance and avoid unnecessary acceleration.
Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles (a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited), said, “Eicher has always pioneered the use of intelligent technologies in their products in-order to provide best-in-class services to its customer. The new 7 speed is a revolutionary and advanced feature that will enhance fuel economy, increase pick-up and improve driving experience. Coupled with Volvo Group’s Engine Management system, Mileage Booster+, Fuel coaching and onboard diagnostics, it further strengthens our medium duty range, giving it a competitive edge.”