Euro 6 is here. It’s the most stringent European emission standard to date. D13K460 is our first engine to fulfil the demands. Here are all the facts.
What is Euro 6?
Compared with the previous standard, Euro 6 mainly targets two types of emissions: nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM).
The limits are extremely strict:
- NOX is reduced by 80% – to 0.40 g/kWh (steady-state cycle)
- NOX is reduced by 77% – to 0,46 g/kWh (transient cycle)
- PM is reduced by 50% – to 0.01 g/kWh
The latter is actually even tougher, since not only the weight, but also the number of particulates count. To fulfil this demand, a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is needed, to capture also the smallest particulates.
Euro 6 becomes mandatory for all new heavy trucks from 1 January, 2014. But it may be a good option to invest in the new technology sooner than this.