Kenworth will install the new Paccar PX-6 and PX-8 medium-duty engines in its conventional Class 6 and 7 vehicles beginning in 2007.
“The new Paccar PX-6 and PX-8 medium-duty engines are an exciting, major product addition for Kenworth customers,” says Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “The new Paccar engines will provide customers with an integrated engine and chassis solution to complement Kenworth’s outstanding T300 Class 6 and 7 vehicles.”
The 6.7-liter Paccar PX-6 engine will be offered in both Class 6 and 7 configurations. It will be available in ratings ranging from 200 horsepower to 325 horsepower and 520 ft-lb to 750 ft-lb of torque. The engine has a two-year warranty with unlimited miles.
The 8.3-liter Paccar PX-8 engine will be available in ratings ranging from 240 horsepower to 330 horsepower and a torque range of 660 ft-lb to 1,000 ft-lb, in addition to a 360 horsepower version for emergency vehicles. The engine will be available in the Class 7 configuration and the tandem-axle Kenworth T300. The engine comes with a two-year, 250,000-mile warranty.