Ad­vance­ment in en­gine and driv­e­line tech­nol­ogy shows no sign of abat­ing in the quest for com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles to make good power, trans­fer it to well and do it as ef­fi­ciently to save as much money on fuel and re­pairs as pos­si­ble. We check out some of the k

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The hum­ble com­mer­cial diesel en­gine has with­stood the test of time for so long and doesn’t look like bail­ing out in a hurry. With strin­gent Euro 6 emis­sions the par, they’re now cleaner than the prover­bial.

WHILE THE BUZZ terms in the bus and truck world is elec­tric this and elec­tric that at present – and jus­ti­fi­ably so given the mas­sive amounts of money and re­search ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers are putting into new av­enues of mo­tive power – the ven­er­a­ble diesel en­gine and its ubiq­ui­tous use world­wide show no signs of end­ing in a hurry, with some of the Euro 6 and even Euro 5 en­gines dra­mat­i­cally slash­ing emis­sions and pol­lu­tants on lev­els the in­dus­try hasn’t seen in decades – nor prob­a­bly ex­pected it would need to. And then there’s hy­brid diesels.

A range of tech­no­log­i­cal wiz­ardry and a raft of in­no­va­tions have seen diesel en­gines pump out greater power and torque with in­creased ease and us­abil­ity through­out the years, and this in­ge­nu­ity has been mir­rored by trans­mis­sions spe­cial­ists as that en­ergy makes it way down the driv­e­line via axles to the driven wheels.

The man­u­fac­tur­ers here are just some of the lead­ing ex­perts in the game, and have built rep­u­ta­tions on sound per­for­mance and cre­ative evo­lu­tion. Let’s take a look…

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