Big Engine, Big Numbers, Big Power: Mack Unveils the MP10 16 Liters, 605 Horsepower, 2,060 Lb-Ft Torque

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 12, 2008) Mack Trucks, Inc. re-emphasized its proud heritage with the introduction of the 16-liter Mack® MP10 engine, a big-block diesel with up to 605 hp and 2,060 lb-ft of torque.  Mack announced the MP10 would be available later this year in the Titan by Mack a new top-of-the-line heavy construction and transport truck and tractor.  The MP10 engine and the Titan model were both introduced today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.


      Mack has a tradition of equipping its trucks with big-block engines going back decades to the RW Super-Liner with its E9-500 power plant.  The modern MP10 engine adds the intelligent power management field proven by its siblings, the 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8 engines.  Like the MP7 and MP8, the MP10 is certified to meet the US™07 emissions standards, using ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and a diesel particulate filter.  All of Mack™s MP engines come with the next generation of Mack™s proven Vehicle Management and Control System, V-MAC® IV.


      The MP10 offers a perfect balance between low-end power and high-speed horsepower for severe service applications like logging and mining, where drivers are carrying extreme gross combination weights, said David McKenna, Mack powertrain sales and marketing manager.  It has a ˜hump™ horsepower curve, which means it has more power at 1,500 RPM than it does at 1,850 RPM.  This encourages drivers to operate at lower RPM with greater power for greater fuel efficiency.

            This single overhead cam engine can generate peak horsepower of 515 HP, 565 HP and 605 HP in its MaxiCruise® configuration.  Maximum torque ranges from 1,860 lb.-ft. through 2,060 lb.-ft. at 1,200 RPM.  A Maxidyne® configuration will be released later.  This massive torque gives the MP10 the ability to pull heavy loads from a dead stop and the power to get them up to speed on the highway.  That makes it appealing to loggers, miners, equipment haulers and anyone who needs big muscle.

 In some areas, an operator running a log train is going to need low-end power to move maybe 250,000 lbs. gross combination weight (GCW) out of a logging camp to the lumber mill, McKenna said.  You need the incredible low-end torque of the MP10 to move that massive load over basic logging roads and still maintain an adequate vehicle speed.  And once that same truck reaches the highway, it can then deliver a 140,000 lb. highway-legalload from the lumber mill to the retailer.  At that point the MP10 delivers the higher horsepower needed for highway speeds.


      According to McKenna, the MP10 is a modern engineering marvel.  With approximately 38 hp per liter, the engine hits the sweet spot of being sized correctly for brute power while still being optimized for all-important fuel efficiency.  For all its power, the MP10 is also a very quiet engine, with a harmonically balanced camshaft and insulated engine mounts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

            This is the art of modern diesel engines, McKenna said. You get all of the components and subsystems to work in concert with each other. You manage the ways the fuel management and air management systems interact with each other to optimize power at every engine RPM step.

Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century.  Today, Mack is one of North America”s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide.  All Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.  Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations” public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation”s roadways.


Mack is a member of the Volvo Group, one of the world”s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is the world”s leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 180 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to over $42 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US. 

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