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Kenworth T680 Advantage Improves Fuel Economy Up To 5%

March 26, 2014 - Products

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Kenworth T680
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Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE – Kenworth is introducing its new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck – features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine integrated with the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission.

The aerodynamic treatments include longer side extenders for the T680 76-inch sleeper, lower cab fairing extenders, front air dam, aerodynamic mud flaps, rear fairing without steps coupled with an air deflector, exhaust cut out covers, and optional wheel covers for drive tires.
 
“The T680 Advantage also includes recommendations to optimally spec the T680 for maximum fuel efficiency,” said said Brett VanVoorhis, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. “When we combine the Paccar MX-13 engine, Eaton Fuller Advantage transmission, weight-saving 6x2 axle configuration and wide-base tires, drivers may receive up to a 5% fuel efficiency enhancement over a standard T680 with the 2013 Paccar MX-13 engine.”

Other fuel-efficient specs for the T680 Advantage include speed control management that utilizes speed limiters; a tire pressure monitoring system to keep tires at optimum PSI; and the new Kenworth Idle Management System, which eliminates the need to idle in order to run air conditioning.

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