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Scania introduces new S-series truck

Scania Australia has given visitors at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show an up close look of its new generation S-series range.

Introduced on day one of the Show by Scania Australia CEO, Roger McCarthy (pictured), the S-500 on display is a right-hand drive UK-specification vehicle, shown in 6x2/2 configuration with a pusher axle (with single wheels) and rear drive axle with dual wheels.

According to Scania, the S 500 model provides additional headroom inside, allowing drivers up to 207cm tall to stand upright. Inside the cab includes a completely flat cab floor with the Scania 13-litre SCR-only Euro VI situated underneath. The engine is said to produce 500hp (373kW) at 1,900rpm, and 2,550Nm (1880 ft lb) of torque between 1,000 and 1,300rpm.

The truck’s 500hp engine is controlled by Scania Opticruise GRS905R direct drive gearbox that includes a new layshaft brake, bringing the gear-changing interval down to around 0.4 of a second, around 45 per cent quicker than the current box. It is also fitted with the latest R 4100D Scania Retarder, plus an exhaust brake.

Scania’s S-500 truck, along with models from its G and R-series range, are located at Stand 51.

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