ADVANCED. INTEGRATED. UNDISPUTED.
A clean sheet of paper and decades of experience. That’s what the engineering team started with when they began work on the International S13 Integrated Powertrain. And this wasn’t any team. This was a dream team of engineers located literally all over the world. It was thanks to this spirit of partnership, this deep collaboration between companies, that we were able to shift what’s possible and rethink, redesign and reinvent what an integrated powertrain can be.
UP TO A 15% BOOST IN EFFICIENCY*
Delivering superior operating economy.
Through exhaustive simulation work, a new cylinder and piston head design with maximum cooling properties was created. This new double overhead cam design directly equates to less fuel being consumed. But that’s not all. Thanks to the new Dual Stage Aftertreatment system, the heavy (40-50 lbs), expensive ($2,500 approx.) and finicky EGR cooler is no longer needed to reduce emissions. Its absence not only contributes to the S13 being the lightest 13-liter diesel engine available in North America, but it also means 100% of the exhaust flow goes through the new simple, more reliable fixed-vane turbo charger for maximum performance and efficiency.
DELIVERING THE GOODS
The S13 Engine can operate at low RPMs with high torque which equates to less fuel consumed while still delivering up to 515 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. This incredible engine brings undisputed economy through combustion efficiency, the reduction of friction and pumping losses, and through use of new integrated software and controls.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Navistar continues its commitment to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility with the introduction of the International® S13 Integrated Powertrain. Navistar unveiled the S13 Integrated Powertrain during an exclusive live event held for dealers, customers and industry press at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Developed over five years through global collaboration with the TRATON GROUP, the S13 Integrated Powertrain will provide superior operating economy, stellar performance, and simplicity and serviceability to the North American commercial vehicle market.
“The International S13 Integrated Powertrain sets an industry standard for efficiency, profitability and sustainability,” said Mathias Carlbaum, chief executive officer. “Not only is it the most efficient powertrain we have ever produced, but it is also a major milestone in our journey to zero-emissions transportation.”
The S13 Integrated Powertrain features a clean sheet design with the engine, transmission and aftertreatment developed and integrated concurrently, ensuring maximum efficiency without compromising performance. In comparison to the first-generation International® A26 engine specified with the 12-speed overdrive Eaton Endurant HD automated transmission, the S13 Integrated Powertrain is the lightest weight powertrain on the market. With the same comparison when specified with the updated International LT® Series aerodynamics package, the S13 Integrated offers up to a 15% gain in fuel efficiency. It also provides improved reliability and sustainability, marking a leap in the progress toward carbon neutral transport.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain was designed using a modular system approach. Modular systems allow for mass customization of broad variant offerings and ensure a long-term competitive advantage. This equates to faster time to market and lower production costs. The TRATON GROUP modular system enables efficient cross-brand development and production, while still allowing for regional adaptation and validation of the S13 Integrated Powertrain for the North American market. This is the first Group-wide demonstration of a modular solution.
“The S13 Integrated Powertrain is the catalyst for us to provide a simple, comprehensive ownership solution,” said Göran Nyberg, executive vice president, Commercial Operations. “Our new optimized powertrain paired with a comprehensive ownership solution has a long-expected product life with excellent residual value, truly resetting the standard for total operating economy in our industry.”
This comprehensive ownership solution includes dealer integrated software, built-in service products, repair maintenance contracts and other solutions available for International® vehicles equipped with the new S13 Integrated Powertrain, ultimately allowing fleets to concentrate on their core businesses.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain will be manufactured at Navistar’s Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant in Huntsville, Ala. For more information and to access a live recording of the event to introduce the S13 Integrated Powertrain, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/shift.
For additional media resources, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/media/S13.
“The path toward a zero-emissions future requires improvements to traditional propulsion technologies parallel to the development of new powertrain technologies,” said Michael Grahe, executive vice president, Operations. “To ensure optimal reliability, efficiency, performance and sustainability, we designed the S13 Integrated Powertrain from the ground up.”
Created from a clean sheet design, the S13 Integrated Powertrain consists of three distinct components – an engine, a transmission and an aftertreatment system – all designed and developed concurrently to ensure maximized compatibility and integration between systems.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain offers customers several benefits contributing to higher operational efficiency and improved performance. In comparison to the first-generation International® A26 engine specified with the 12-speed overdrive Eaton Endurant HD automated transmission, the S13 Integrated Powertrain is the lightest weight powertrain on the market, providing a weight reduction of 52 lb. With the same comparison when specified with the updated International LT® Series aerodynamics package, the S13 Integrated offers up to a 15% gain in fuel efficiency*.
The 13-liter International S13 engine achieves advanced fuel efficiency and performance through combustion efficiency and a reduction of friction and pumping losses.
The S13 engine operates on low revolutions and higher torque equating to fewer fuel injections and less fuel consumption. Designed with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology as the primary emissions reduction technology in mind, the S13 engine has no exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler and flows 100% of the exhaust to the turbocharger in normal engine operating conditions. This process delivers more power and improved engine performance. Eliminating the recirculation of exhaust gas ensures a more complete fuel burn and allows cleaner air to enter the combustion chamber on the intake cycle to mitigate soot buildup.
With the goal of improving uptime through elimination of subcomponents, the S13 engine has succeeded in improving efficiencies in multiple areas. A fixed geometry turbocharger reduces system complexity and increases reliability. Low friction materials and finishes are used for the liners, rings and bearings. The design eliminated the downstream fuel injector and the high-pressure fuel pump operates at a lower pressure of 1,800 bar. Additional features include a dual overhead cam design and cast aluminum cam cover and oil pan, 23:1 compression ratio and a compression release brake for maximum engine braking power. The compacted graphite iron block of the S13 engine combined with a cast aluminum cam cover and oil pan help make this the lightest weight 13L powertrain available in North America.
When it comes to performance, the S13 engine has seven engine rating options, with a maximum 515 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) governing speed.
The first commercial transmission offered by International, the International® T14 is a 14-speed fully automated manual transmission with an electronic clutch actuator to deliver faster, smoother shifting.
As part of the clean sheet design, shifting logic and integrated software controls maximize efficiency and performance resulting in gear shifting that is perfectly matched to engine revolutions.
The T14 features a planetary gear set that supports a compact design and optional programmable reverse speeds. This transmission has two crawler gears for improved heavy load startability and low-speed maneuvering. Complete with deep low-end gearing and shifting smoothness, the T14 delivers efficiencies of a direct drive in an overdrive package.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain offers increased power, with the full torque available at 900 RPM to support drivability. Drivers have shift-on-the-fly capabilities with Economy, Performance and Performance+ modes. Also included are intelligent shifting capabilities, like skip shifting and turning radius offsets.
In addition to multiple shifting capabilities, the T14 transmission includes options for low-speed maneuvering, hill hold, and initial vehicle movement modes.
Aftertreatment System Architecture
The compact design of the Dual Stage Aftertreatment is purpose built with easy access for serviceability, as well as significantly improved emissions control and fuel efficiency.
To keep temperatures at an optimal range and extend service intervals, the aftertreatment system includes a dual-stage SCR catalyst system in a one-box design.
Since an EGR cooler was eliminated from the combustion process, less soot and particulate matter are generated. This cleaner combustion cycle allows for extended service intervals and eliminates the need for active regeneration cycle and the diesel oxidation catalyst. By employing a design which eliminates the need for active diesel particulate filter regeneration, the Dual Stage Aftertreatment system saves fleets time and fuel.
“To ensure superior performance and reliability of the S13 Integrated Powertrain, it’s been designed to meet the toughest requirements of the North American market,” said Grahe. “Before this integrated powertrain goes into serial production, this product will have logged more than 4 million miles of field testing on North American roads. We are testing on all terrains – from the desert of Arizona to the frozen tundra of Alaska.”
Comprehensive Ownership Solutions
The International S13 Integrated Powertrain includes several customer benefits outside of the product itself, including dealer integrated software, built-in service products, repair maintenance contracts and other solutions available for International® vehicles equipped with the new S13 Integrated Powertrain.
OnCommand® Connection, Navistar’s connected services platform, will come standard and offer programmable parameters, over-the-air calibration changes and software updates. The powertrain’s predictive capabilities help fleet owners and service managers stay ahead of potential service needs. International® 360, Navistar’s service communications tool designed to accelerate the repair process and streamline dealer communications, is also an available option to customers.
This combines fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance to increase uptime, have fewer unplanned events and extend service intervals to keep customers’ businesses operating at maximum efficiency.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain is backed by North America’s largest one-stop dealer network to support any service requirements.
“Navistar has the largest dealership and service network in North America with over 1,000 service locations offering ASE certified technicians,” said Göran Nyberg, executive vice president, Commercial Operations. “This provides customers a single point of service for the entire vehicle.”
Navistar offers a five-year powertrain warranty, alongside a selection of additional warranties and extended service contracts.
The S13 Integrated Powertrain will be manufactured at Navistar’s Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant in Huntsville, Ala. For more information about the S13 Integrated, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/shift.
For additional media resources, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/media/S13