Compared with Avant's previous range-topping 750, the new model offers 20% more engine power, 40% more torque and 20% lower fuel consumption.
Avant is based in Finland and first set up shop in the UK with the appointment of a national distributor in 1994 before establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in 1999 to take full control of everything from sales and marketing to servicing and repairs.
Avant said that the new 760i model offers outstanding performance for its size and is able to work hard even with its engine set at low rpm because maximum torque is on tap from almost the idle position. It is still a compact unit, measuring 3,080 mm in length and 1,400 mm in width, and is powered by a new Kohler KDI engine developing 42kW at 2200rpm, meeting the latest Tier 4 Final emission regulations.
The ultra-low emission figure has been achieved by Kohler without the need for a diesel particulate filter or diesel exhaust fluid. Instead, the new 16-valve power unit features a high pressure, common rail fuel injection system plus a turbocharger, intercooler, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel oxidation catalyst. This engine is also equipped with CAN bus technology and an electronic control unit.
The 760i's hydrostatic transmission offers a maximum travel speed of 30km/h and the machine is designed to be highly stable, even at speed, thanks to larger and wider tyres. In addition, its auxiliary hydraulic system is able to supply an oil flow of up to 80l/min for powering a wide range of available attachments.