Kenworth claim they went to the drawing board to create the T700 with the priority on truck driver comfort, and fuel efficiency as secondary. It seems they were able to score high on both counts.
What did they come up with? One of the roomiest standard cab-overs and the most fuel efficient Class 8 semi truck on the market. But they actually don’t trade off power for efficiency. The Kenworth T700 uses the PACCAR MX powerplant. PACCAR MX engines can provide between 380 – 485 HP and 1,450 – 1650 foot pounds of torque.
The T700 also will add the new Kenworth GT700 seat series with advanced air suspension system that can automatically adjust to driver weight, and has an adjustable shock for a full range of height adjustments. The premium GT703 seat will come with an exclusive upper back adjustability feature for improved shoulder and neck support over a wide range of recline angles. All GT700 series seats will offer optional heating, while the GT703 adds a cooling option.
What else does the Kenworth T700 provide the professional trucker?
- The stable HE400L suspension
- A horizontal exhaust featuring a crossover style
- More than 8′ of head clearance in the sleeper cab
- All aluminum wheels
- Advanced composite components for durability and light weight
The standard AERODYNE sleeper has a pull-out desk, Xenon incandescent lighting, and optional adjustable flat panel TV mount and drawer-style refrigerator to provide the greatest convenience and comfort for the long haul.
The fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. You can download the brochure in PDF form here.
Speaking of truck dealers, here’s a thorough look at the Kenworth T700 from our friends at Inland Kenworth in Arizona. ‘Til next time, truckers!