Scania has unveiled its super 13-litre engine that will set new standards for fuel efficiency with a claimed 8% in fuel savings.
The announcement is part of a raft of improvements and the truckmaker says their new reduced-emission unit will lead the transport industry through tough operational challenges over the next decade.
The new engine has an extended power range of up to 560 hp and is ‘technically robust’.
The Scania Super 13-litre unit offers torque of 2,800Nm and represents an investment of more than 2 billion euros.
Scania has also revealed other major updates
In addition, Scania has also revealed other major updates on chassis, frames, axles and tanks for increased modularity, plus new digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.
Also, Scania ProCare will offer 100% planned uptime for business-critical trucks.
Executive Vice President at Scania, Alexander Vlaskamp, said: “What we introduce today is not only an engine platform but a major initiative for strengthening Scania’s industry-leading position within sustainable transport for the rest of this decade.
“Our strong focus on transport efficiency guides us in the shift towards a decarbonised world, a shift that will have a major contribution from our new powertrain.”
Scania is introducing a new engine platform
In its single biggest launch since the introduction of the new truck generation back in 2016, Scania is now introducing not only a new engine platform, but also services and updates that are set to consolidate its position as the leading manufacturer of premium heavy trucks.
Mr Vlaskamp added: “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.”
With its all-new engine platform for Euro 6 vehicles, ranging from 420 to 560 hp, Scania’s powertrain promises fuel savings that typically will reach 8% for long haulage customers.
New engines can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions
All engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities and two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions.
The new powertrain also includes new gearboxes and axles, and a premium service, Scania ProCare, for customers that request 100% planned uptime.
Scania is also introducing an option for digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.
Mr Vlaskamp added: “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.”