SCANIA’S FUELSAVING EURO 6 V8S
SCANIA IS introducing a new generation of Euro 6 V8 engines which it says will represent a new standard in fuel consumption.
The engines, which are available at 520, 580 and 650 horsepower, are claimed to reduce fuel consumption by 7 to 10 percent for customers with vehicles that have higher combined truck and trailer weights, higher average speeds, or both.
Scania says the new engine generation is its response to the growing trend in the transport industry towards heavier, longer trucks, adding that it marks a new highpoint in the company’s engine building.
The new 520, 580 and 650 engines join the 730hp engine which Scania says provides customers with the best possible strength, robustness and productivity for maximum performance on the road.
Scania adds that each of the new V8s are characterised by advanced technical solutions that contribute to reduced weight, increased availability, and the eye-opening 7 to 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption.
“Vehicle combinations with higher combined truck and trailer weights are a key factor in the shift to smarter transport,” Scania Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing Alexander Vlaskamp says.
“They are also the reason behind the trend towards an increased demand for more powerful truck engines.”
Scania says its commitment to sustainable transport is at the heart of the new offering, but it points out that its V8 engines have always contributed to highly efficient transport solutions.
It concludes that the company’s focus has been on the lowest possible CO2-per-tonne ratios because fewer trucks are needed to perform the same amount of transport work.