FPT Industrial launched the new XC13 engine at IAA 2022 with Euro VI E certification. According to the company, the XC13 represents the embodiment of the Cursor X concept – the multi-energy, modular, multi-application, and mindful engine.
Branded 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 standardization and easy integration into the final product.
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, according to the manufacturer. A major step in the internal combustion engine (ICE) decarbonization path, the XC13 offers lower emissions and enhanced performance, according to FPT Industrial.
The diesel version delivers:
- Best-in-class performance up to 600 hp and 2,850 Nm
- Results 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
- Results in +13% power and +25% torque compared to the current Cursor 13 Natural Gas.
In addition, 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. The natural gas version offers diesel-like performance.
FPT Industrial noted that this engine is 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). And, both versions are 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.
As noted, this engine features Euro VI E certification (for European emission standards) and is not currently certified for the U.S. truck market. However, the multi-fuel format is something that U.S. work truck and van fleets should be aware of as it's not unhead of. In February of 2022, Cummins announced a fuel-agnostic engine, the X15, with Werner Enterprises giving it a test drive.