The Econic NGT Euro VI, a special-purpose waste collection/short-radius distribution vehicle, featuring its new M 936 G natural gas engine will be launched at “Elmia Lastbil Jönköping” in Sweden – an international trade fair for the transport industry from 20 to 23 August 2014. It will make its second major international appearance at Germany’s IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition.
The M 936 G six-cylinder engine is based on the OM 936 turbodiesel engine from the new 7.7 liter BlueEfficiency Power generation. As a mono-fuel engine (gas-powered only), it runs on CNG and has an output of 222 kW (302 hp) while delivering maximum torque of 1200 Nm. Figures like these, along with its power delivery, deliver same performance as its diesel counterpart. Besides, it sets new standards in terms of environmental compatibility, with CO2 emissions up to 20 percent below those of a diesel engine.
Another advantage of the new natural-gas engine is that the extra weight compared with its diesel counterpart has now been halved to just around 500 kg, representing a payload increase of 400 kg over the previous Econic NGT with a wheelbase of 3900 mm. This is due to new gas cylinders in carbon-fiber-encased rugged steel specially produced for a lightweight construction.
The Econic NGT is available in 4×2, 6×4 and 6×2/4 configurations with electrohydraulically and progressively steered trailing and leading axles in permissible gross weight ratings of 18 and 26 tons. The two- and three-axle vehicles come in different wheelbases from 3450 mm to 5700 mm. The cab can be ordered in high (1745 mm inside height) and low (1295 mm) variants.
Source: Mercedes Benz