World premiere for new Volvo 7700 city bus6/13/06
The big news for the Volvo 7700 is the shift from a 7-liter engine to Volvo's new 9-liter engine. This makes the bus suitable for all types of city bus environments and combined with an improved transmission the new engine ensures more comfortable and, in particular, more efficient driving in city traffic.
The new engine is available in diesel and gas versions and meets the Euro 4 emission standards. Due to Volvo choosing SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology, the company can now already offer its customers an engine that also meets the proposed Euro 5 emission standards, requirements that do not become effective until 2009.
SCR technology also contributes to reducing fuel consumption compared with earlier engine generations. With today's high fuel prices, this is a strong argument, and Volvo Buses has already received orders for nearly 300 of the new Volvo 7700.
June 13, 2006