Model 579 EPIQ, PACCAR MX-13 Engine: Peterbilt Showcasing Fuel Efficiency at TMC
DENTON, Texas – February 17, 2015 – Peterbilt Motors Company is bringing its best in fuel economy to the TMC Annual Meeting with its aerodynamic flagship Model 579 EPIQ – which includes the PACCAR MX-13 engine – and a separate MX-13 standalone display so attendees can get a closer look at the ground-breaking engine.
“The Model 579 EPIQ is revolutionizing the industry with its aerodynamic efficiency, optimized powertrain and innovative fuel-saving technologies,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “We’re pleased to showcase this vehicle for the thousands of trucking professionals who attend TMC and are positively changing the industry by developing recommended practices and new, inventive ways to optimize fleet performance and profit. The Model 579 EPIQ is a perfect fit.”
Peterbilt’s exhibit is in booth 900. The TMC Annual Meeting is in Nashville, Tenn., and runs February 16 to 19.
According to Peterbilt’s Chief Engineer Landon Sproull, the Model 579 EPIQ improves fuel efficiency by up to 14 percent. It includes many of the aerodynamic features included on the SuperTruck, which recently achieved 10.7 miles per gallon after extensive field testing.
EPIQ includes another new proprietary Peterbilt system called APEX, an optimized drivetrain that pairs the PACCAR MX-13 Engine with the Fuller Advantage Automated Transmission. “The MX-13 is an industry leader in fuel efficiency, performance and reliability. We developed proprietary control logic that provides precise communication between the MX-13 and the Advantage transmission for a fully integrated powertrain that delivers superior fuel economy,” said Sproull.
ABOUT PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficiency solutions with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the “Class” of the industry. Through its 300-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.