High-performance and economic
More performance coupled with better economy – ZF’s Ecolife commercial vehicle transmission squares this circle. This six-gear automatic transmission, deployed in urban and long-distance buses, even in coaches, but also in special-purpose and rail vehicles, is perfectly attuned even to high levels of torque. It transmits up to 2,000 Nm (1,475 lb-ft) and is fitted with the new topography-dependent TopoDyn Life shift control system as standard. The ZF EcoLife will in future also be available in a hybrid version. ZF is thus accommodating the requirements of present and future exhaust gas standards as well as the demand for further CO2 and fuel savings. Until hybrid drives attain a greater market breakthrough, it is particularly important to consider which technologies can bring immediate savings, even in the conventional powertrain.