Engine DAF WS 242

Engine DAF WS 242

The DAF WS 242 engine has proven itself at its best thanks to its reliability, power, quality and fuel economy. This V-shaped engine has 6 cylinders, 12 valves and a displacement of 11.6 liters.

The first batch of DAF WS motors rolled off the assembly line about 30 years ago. After a number of changes, the power of these units was increased to 294 kW. DAF WS series motors are used to equip various types of specialized equipment: commercial vehicles, agricultural equipment, etc. The engines have a high power level and are additionally equipped with a turbocharger.


Engine’s type diesel
Power output, hp / kW 330 / 242 at 2000 rpm
Displacement, cc 11600
Number of cylinders 6
Valves 12
Torque output, Nm / rpm 1500
Compression ratio (compression) 16:1
Cylinder bore, mm 130
Piston stroke, mm 146
Crankshaft bearings 7
Configuration inline
Fuel type diesel
Fuel system inline injection pump
Turbine turbo / charge air cooler
Euro standards Euro 2
Cylinder head OHV
Timing mechanism spur gear
Timing rocker arm
Cooling water

Models in this series have the same characteristics as most DAF brand engines: low consumption of consumables, high build quality, component strength, safety, durability and environmental friendliness. The WS 242 is equally effective when transporting goods within the city, and when operating between cities.

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