BTS 2023

Tough new Western Star X-Series ‘packs a mean punch’

The most-tested Western Star truck ever, the all-new X-Series, comprising the 47X, 48X, and 49X, is seriously tough. Proudly distributed by Penske Australia, the X-Series boasts legendary Star durability, features a powerful integrated driveline, an advanced safety package, and superior comfort – even in the most rugged applications. 

Underpinned by a long-standing North American heritage, the X-Series exudes legendary durability. With the capability to go up to 200+ tonne GCM, the X-Series has the strongest and most tested Western Star cabs and chassis ever. A 20-tonne cab crush test, 230,000 door slams, and 400 hours on the shaker mean Western Star can say this with confidence. 

With durable stainless steel and aluminium bright works, the most robust Star bonnet ever, ISO Tech bonnet suspension that reduces vibration, high air intakes, and a high-efficiency radiator cooling package, the X-Series packs a mean punch. 

Advanced Detroit Connect and Virtual Technician telematics mean fleets can be accessed remotely to obtain valuable diagnostic data as well as fuel and safety performance insights. 

And with a choice of engine, transmission, cabin configuration, final drive, wheelbase, fuel tank, and upfit options, the X-Series can be customised to suit all needs. 

Featuring Detroit and Cummins engine choices and Detroit DT12, Allison fully automatic, and Eaton manual transmission options, the X-Series features a powerful integrated driveline that will tick the boxes in any application. From the versatile and high-performing Detroit DD13 Gen 5 to the most powerful on-highway engine ever produced by Detroit – the DD16, and the Cummins L9, the X-Series has a comprehensive range of fit-for-purpose engine options. 

Delivering an advanced safety package that is unbeatable, the X-Series has a range of key systems, including Active Brake Assist 5, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, side guard assist, tailgate warning, brake hold mode, plus an improved visibility package and a RollTek driver’s seat with rollover restraint and a seat-mounted airbag. 

Furthermore, the X-Series offers superior comfort, delivering a highly ergonomic and intuitive driving environment. With generous ingress and egress access, a multi-function steering wheel, wrap-around interactive dash, premium noise and temperature insulation, triple door seals, and an extensive range of cabin and sleeper options, including the largest sleeper on the Australian market – the 72” Stratosphere model – drivers won’t want to leave the cab. 

All of this is backed by Western Star’s 24/7 STAR ASSIST roadside assist program and an expansive national dealer network. 

Taking the spotlight at the Brisbane Truck Show this year, at stand Foyer 54, will be these trucks:

• The highly-versatile 47X with a short, sloped bonnet that yields payload flexibility, a set-back front axle, and a day cab; 

• The Australian-exclusive 48X featuring a set-forward front axle, a BBC of 113”, and the 36” mid-style roof – with a second 48X located in Technology Alley; 

• The toughest of the tough, the 49X with up to 200+ tonnes GCM capability, and the class-leading 72” Stratosphere sleeper.

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