The first in a planned wider range, the new engine is compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels, enabling up to 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Delivering 1,450Nm of torque, it is designed to offer maximum torque at 13,00rpm instead of the more typical 1,500rpm. “This low-speed concept provides the best fuel economy in the market today in its power class (188g/kWh),” comments engineering director at AGCO Power Kari Aaltonen.

The new 300hp (223kw) engine has been designed to run on HVO fuels and may soon be running on hydrogen, bio ethanol, methanol, biogas or operated as an electric hybrid.

With fewer parts, the engine’s simplified design is said to make it more reliable and easier to service and the advanced Emission Aftertreatment (EAT) system meets even the most stringent emissions standards without the need for an EGR.

The recently-launched Fendt 700 Vario Gen 7 tractors are the first to use the new engine. The block’s design and positioning has provided them with an improved turning circle and higher ground clearance.