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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.

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