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Comfort and ergonomics in a cabover design.

At 82.5"-wide, the Kenworth K270 cab offers ergonomic comforts not found in others in its class. A cab depth of under 64" enables the Kenworth K270 to accommodate a large van body while staying surprisingly nimble.

KENWORTH K270 Specification

K270 Specifications



PACCAR PX-7 6-Cylinder, 6.7 L, EPA 2013 Standard
220HP@2400, 520@1600 Standard
240HP@2400, 560@1600 Optional
250HP@2400, 660@1600 Optional

Engine Equipment


Alternator - 160 Amp Standard
K270 Transmission - Allison 5-Speed 2100 HS Standard
Fuel Tank - 45 Gallon, Rectangular Standard
DEF Tank - 7.5 Gallon, Rectangular Standard
Exhaust - Horizontal Crossover DPF/SCR w/Horizontal Tailpipe Standard
Two PACCAR 700 CCA Batteries Standard
Allison 3000HS 5 Speed Transmission Optional
Allison RDS Series Transmission Optional
Allison 6 Speed Transmissions Optional
Dual 45 Gallon Rectangular Fuel Tanks Optional
Two PACCAR 1000 CCA Batteries Optional

Gross Axle Weight Rating


K270 Front 10,000 lbs. Standard
K270 Rear 16,000 lbs Standard
Rear Axle Ratio 5.29 or 5.57 Standard
Rear Axle Ratio 4.63 with 19.5” Tires Optional



Front Suspension - Parabolic Spring Standard
Rear Suspension - Reyco Mechanical Standard
Rear Suspension - Hendrickson HAS210 or HAS230 Air Ride Oprional

Wheels / Tires / Brakes


Wheels - 22.5” Steel Painted White Standard
Tires - F/R: Bridgestone 11R22.5” Standard
Brakes - Front and Rear Drum Standard
Wheels - 19.5” Steel Painted White Optional
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Tires - F/R: Bridgestone 19.5” Optional
Front Air Disc Optional



33.9” Frame Spacing Standard
Steel Painted Gray Bumper Standard
Section Properties Per Rail: Frame Section Modulus RBM 11.65 Cu In, 1,398,664 lb/in Standard

Electrical System


12 Volt Starting and Charging System Standard
Exterior Lighting 12 Volt Standard
Two 12-Volt Power Ports in Cab Standard
Body Builder Connections 12 Volt Standard



Hydraulic 55 Degree Tilting Steel Cab Standard
K270 78.6” Top of Frame Rail to Top of Cab - 22.5” Tires Standard
K270 52.2” Bumper to Center of Front Axle - 22.5” Tires Standard
82.5” Cab Width Standard
Driver Seat - Air Suspension Standard
Passenger Seat - 2-Person Bench Standard
Heater and Air Conditioning Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Power Windows Standard
Power Mirrors Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Doors Open 90 Degrees Standard
Cab Suspension - Maintenance-Free Standard
Dash Displays - English Standard
Outside Air Temperature Display Standard
Coolant Temperature Display Standard
Dual Air Pressure Gauges Standard
AM/FM/WB/USB, Bluetooth Radio Standard
Roof Mounted Air Intake Snorkel Standard
Passenger Seat - Single Person Air Ride Optional
Center Storage Console and Cupholders Optional
AM/FM/CD/WB/USB, Bluetooth Radio Optional



Cab - Ice White Axalta N8870 Standard
Frame - Black Standard



Switch and Wiring for Customer Installed PTO
Wiring only for Customer Installed Backup Alarm
Speakers and Wiring for Customer Installed Radio
Oil Pan Heater 300 Watt
Immersion Pre-Heater 120 Volt
Heated Fuel Filter
Rear Shock Absorbers - Reyco
Rear Axle Stabilizer Bar - Reyco
Rear Differential Lock
Rear Mud Flap Hanger and Shields
Backup Alarm
Orange Seat Belts
Red Seat Belts
Vertical Exhaust/Air Filter
DEF Tank
Battery Box
Air Tanks
6.50 or 7.17 Rear Axle Ratio
Kenworth K270 Paccar PX-7 Engine

The K270 comes standard with the PACCAR PX-7 engine rated up to 250 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque.

A proven workhorse, the PACCAR PX-7 produces the highest horsepower to weight ratio of any engine in the industry

The right choice for demanding applications, the PACCAR PX-7 offers extended service intervals, advanced fuel efficiency and reliability you’ll measure in peace of mind.

Kenworth K270 Torque and Horsepower


Engine Horsepower Peak Torque lb-ft @ rpm Governed RPM
220 520 @ 1,600 2,600
240 560 @ 1,600 2,600
250 660 @ 1,600 2,600


Configuration Inline 6-cylinder
Displacement 6.7 liters
Dry Weight 1,151 lbs
Oil System Capacity 18 U.S. quarts
Horsepower 220-250 hp
Peak Torque 520-660 lb.-ft.
Governed Speed 2,600-2,800 rpm
Clutch Engagement Torque* 400 lb.-ft. @ 700 rpm
* Determined By Engine Horsepower And Idle Setting

Maintenance Intervals

Maintenance Item Miles Km
Fuel Filter 15,000 24,000
Oil and Filter 15,000 24,000
DEF Filter 200,000 320,000