Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), one of the leading CV manufacturer has recently obtained its BS-VI readiness certification from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) for its 5528TT heavy-duty truck. The BharatBenz 5528TT, the maximum GVW in its category is targeted at applications like cement, bulkers, steel coils, tankers and other heavy load transportation.
This truck is powered by the OM 900 series six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 7.2 litres which is available in two power variants of 180kw and 210kw, has a maximum torque of 1100 nm. The OM 900 series will power entire range of heavy-duty trucks that include haulage, tippers and tractors.
Satyakam Arya, Managing Director and CEO, DICV informed, “At DICV, we fully utilise our know-how and experience from Daimler’s global platforms for BS-VI. Furthermore, our in-house R&D center gives us the advantage in customising platforms for local duty cycle and usage patterns. Similar to BS-IV, BharatBenz will lead the way with the introduction of BS-VI. We will further challenge our own leadership position in fuel efficiency with our BS-VI trucks towards new benchmark. We are proud to receive the BS-VI readiness certification for BharatBenz 5528TT model.”
BharatBenz is manufacturing electronically-controlled engines with a proven track record in India and overseas. The OM 900 series engines are designed to offer significant fuel efficiency with no negative impact on power delivery. BharatBenz trucks come with best-in-class reliability, fast turnaround time and unmatched comfort.
BharatBenz BS-VI engine and after-treatment system is built on the SCR-based technology which the brand pioneered since introduction of BS-IV in 2017. Daimler’s know-how in SCR technology helped achieve reliable system. The SCR-based technology helps in optimised combustion in the engine, there-by offering fuel economy. This technology also benefits engine with much cleaner operation and there-by resulting in longer life and reliability.