Scania launches new V8 range

New 770hp engine is the most powerful on the market in Europe

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Scania has revealed an updated V8 engine range with the launch of four new models, including a record 770hp truck, making it the most powerful on the market in Europe.

The new V8 engine range is available in variants of 530, 590, 660 and 770hp, and deliver fuel savings of up to 6% when combined with Scania’s new G33CM Opticruise gearbox, according to the company. 

The 770hp unit will be available for production in late December with the 530, 590 and 660hp variants units following in February 2021. The first examples of the new engines are set to enter service in the UK during the first quarter of the year.

“Our V8 engine has a tremendous following and these new models are sure to attract interest from operators across a variety of sectors,” said Vincente Connolly, UK sales director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.

“The range is ideally suited for heavy haulage customers and those working in the most arduous conditions, such as forestry and other on-off road applications. Our V8 is also extremely popular among long-haul operations who run at high gross train weights for extended periods of time.

“Then, of course, there are operators looking to make a statement with a flagship model for their fleets. The Scania V8 has long been the preference of many here – it’s an engine which definitely stirs the emotions! – and the new range-topping 770hp variant is sure to raise the aspirational bar even higher.”

Scania 16-litre V8 engine

Fuel savings

As mentioned, the total fuel savings for vehicles equipped with a new V8 engine can reach 6% with the new gearbox included in the powertrain.

Engine-derived fuel savings in the region of 2% are the result of extensive fine-tuning and development by Scania’s engineers, involving technologies in the forefront of internal combustion engine development. Among them, and provided by more than 70 new components, are reduced internal friction, higher compression ratios, improved aftertreatment-systems and a new powerful engine management system.

In accordance with the fuel savings, the new engines offer a corresponding reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide.

“A typical long-distance truck in Europe covers around 150,000km per year,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, Scania’s executive vice president, head of sales and marketing.

“A reasonable saving on markets where longer and heavier combinations are permitted can be in the vicinity of 3,000–4,000-litres annually for a truck with our new V8 – a tremendous achievement in every respect.   

“We have a clear picture of where the first 770hp trucks will start making a difference. There is a strong rationale for ordering such a truck. These customers are looking for the best total operating economy, well aware of the fact that more payload means better efficiency, increased revenue and higher residual value.

“But I know that some of our customers also will become extra heartened by the sheer joy and emotion of operating such a magnificent working tool!”  

Scania 770 S V8 6×4 Highline Bulk Transport

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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