Newell Coach has completed testing a prototype motorcoach that meets new EPA emission standards without sacrificing any of the luxury coach’s interior spaciousness or high levels of performance.
Meeting standards while maintaining performance: The powerful 625 bhp, 2,050 lb./ft. torque Caterpillar C15 engine uses Caterpillar’s advanced ACERT emissions technology to meet the new emission standards. This was done without sacrificing any of the Newell coach’s previous high levels of performance and fuel economy.
Unique approach saves space: Working closely with Caterpillar engineers, Newell took the unique approach of placing a new, required exhaust particulate filter under and alongside the engine instead of placing it within the interior of the coach body and through the roof as a major competitor has done. Newell’s approach allows the filter to be added without losing any valuable interior space. Keeping cool in Death Valley: For the first 2,000 miles of the test, Newell staff drove the test coach in the area surrounding Newell’s Miami, Oklahoma plant. In mid-May, after confirming excellent performance under these conditions, the coach was dispatched on a long-distance trip to the West Coast. This test included many miles of driving in California’s Death Valley during 100 degree F. conditions. All the while, the Newell cooling system performed flawlessly.
“We are committed to taking the lead in providing products that meet high standards of performance, reliability and environmental responsibility,” says Karl Blade.