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Scania reveals P-series cab and updated five-cylinder engines

Swedish Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Scania, has revealed its new P-series rigid truck for European markets, coinciding with the launch of the XT Construction Truck range.

Scania has said that it will showcase six different P-cab variants including the “CP14L with a low roof – particularly suitable as a starting point to make room for highly productive and advanced bodywork that goes over the cab roof – to the CP20H for those wanting comfortable interior spaces, a lower weight and lower boarding steps, with a cab that is mounted lower in relation to the vehicle’s chassis”.

“While there isn’t evenly weighted demand for all the versions, for us at Scania it’s a
matter of credibility to be able to offer the right variant for applications and
requirements that are not so common, as well,” said Scania Trucks Product Director – Construction,  Anders Lampinen.

“The entire Scania philosophy of always being able to offer the best total operating economy, thanks to customised solutions for all applications, is based on the diversity and customer benefit provided by the Scania modular system,” he said.

According to Scania, the P-series in Europe is mainly intended for customers who rarely stay overnight in their vehicles but who often climb in and out of them.

“A new P-series with a low roof has the same roof height as a P-series from the PGR generation, which of course provides compact outer dimensions, so it is good in environments where headroom is limited,” said Scania. “The new CP17N or CP20N provides a cab that has 10 centimetres more interior headroom than previous versions. This is consistent with all of Scania’s new generation cabs where interior space has increased.”

In addition to its new P-series cab variants, the OEM has also unveiled its five-cylinder engine offering. Also, the P-series will be available with an array of 13L six-cylinder engines.

Scania’s five-cylinder 9L engine was introduced in Europe with three different Euro 6-compliant power outputs (280hp, 320hp and 360hp). The New Truck Generation five-cylinder engines offer fuel efficiency improvements of around 3 per cent compared with the previous iteration of the 9L engine, according to the manufacturer.

The OEM has said that there is new engine software as well as a reconfigured combustion chamber.

“One important change is that the oil cooling is now thermostatically-controlled,” according to Scania. “This contributes a 1 per cent fuel saving, since the oil can generally be allowed to maintain a higher working temperature. The cooling fan is fitted directly on the crankshaft and no energy-intensive upshifting is required.”

The OEM has also said that the Euro 6 DC09 engines now use a Fixed Geometry Turbocharger (FGT) and the engines use only Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for exhaust gas after-treatment.

With 1700 Nm at 1,050 rpm, and rapid torque build-up from idle, the DC09 engine family is reportedly ideal for distribution, construction and special vehicle applications.

“Scania has very good experience of combining a fixed [FGT] and SCR for exhaust gas after-treatment,” said Lampinen. “These are energy-efficient, robust and highly reliable engines, which deliver the power in many construction and distribution vehicles day-after-day.”

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