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Scania broadens V8 engine line-up

Scania’s 2017 product offensice continues with the introduction of a new generation of Euro VI-compliant V8 engines.

According to the Swedish OEM, the new engines, which are available at 520, 580 and 650hp, represent a “new standard” in fuel consumption with an expected seven to 10 per cent savings.

The new engine generation is Scania’s response to the growing trend in the transport industry towards heavier, longer trucks, and marks “a new highpoint in the company’s engine building,” as Scania explained.

“Vehicle combinations with higher combined truck and trailer weights are a key factor in the shift to smarter transport,” explained Alexander Vlaskamp, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing – pointing to the reduced CO2-per-tonne ratio caused by using fewer trucks for the same transport task.

“With this latest new engine generation it is clear that Scania, unlike other legends, is not resting on its laurels. The company is continuing to develop its solutions all the time to stay at the forefront in productivity, driving pleasure, and attractiveness.”

Which of the new versions will be made available in Australia has not yet been revealed. “At present, we offer the full range  of V8s in Euro V and Euro VI on the existing R-series. The 560hp has been for some time our biggest selling V8 model,” Scania Australia told CRTNews. “We will continue to sell V8 engines in Australia.”

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