Scania unveils new 560hp “Super” model with 8% fuel savings
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In what Scania has labelled its single biggest launch since the introduction of the new truck generation back in 2016, the company has introduced a new engine platform together with services and updates.
Scania says its new powertrain will work as a truly integrated unit, while the “outstanding stamina” of the Super engine is said to work “in synchronicity” with the wider gear range of the gearboxes and rear axles. This, in turn, shall lower the engine’s RPM at highway cruising speeds and deliver “a new industry standard for fuel performance.”
In more specific terms, Scania says the new powertrain is 8% more fuel efficient compared to its current engine range.
“We see a world of transport that is rapidly changing, where customer demands for the best total operating economy and a sustainable future go hand-in-hand. At Scania, we have set our aim higher than maybe any other manufacturer. Not because we think it will be easy but because we see no other option than to actually reach the targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions set by the Paris agreement in 2016,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania.
According to Scania, the engine platform ranges from from 420 to 560 hp. All engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities and two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions. The truck manufacturer adds that more iterations will follow for markets outside Europe and for biogas solutions.
In addition, the new powertrain includes new gearboxes and axles, as well as an option for digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.
“We at Scania are continuing along our established path of offering a palette of sustainable solutions for our customers. Renewable fuels and electrified vehicles will increase their share dramatically in the next few years, but we all still depend on combustion engines for our daily lives. And that is why Scania’s new engine is so important, since it will contribute towards substantial decarbonisation for the rest of this decade,” says Vlaskamp.