Is the Scania V8 the “Perfect Truck for Ireland” and can it “Help You Save Money on Fuel Costs?” First launched around the world from 2020 but this is now 2024.
Scania’s V8 engine range has been updated to deliver more power, operating efficiency and a staggering 3700Nm of torque!
Scania’s new V8 engines have set a new benchmark for on-road output, a record 770hp, but along the way they’ve also improved fuel efficiency.
Scania claims the total savings can reach six per cent – or more – under the right conditions, when the new G33 gearbox is included in the powertrain. Fuel savings of that magnitude make a huge difference both long term for the climate and here and now for the operator.
“While shifting to fossil-free transport, we must do everything to improve our current solutions,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, Scania’s Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing. “You cannot let your house burn down simply because a new one is under construction. The transition must be seamless.”
The fuel savings are the result of extensive fine-tuning and development by Scania’s engineers, involving technologies at the forefront of internal combustion engine development. Among them, and provided by more than 70 new parts, are reduced internal friction, higher compression ratios, improved after-treatment systems and a new engine management system.
While future, electrified transport remains at the top of the agenda, the world still depends on transport by internal combustion engine trucks – and Scania says that’s why the new powerful V8s play such an important role.
“For a long-distance truck covering around 150,000 kilometres per year, the operator may save up to 4000-litres of fuel annually for a truck with our new V8,” Alexander Vlaskamp says.
The new flagship 770hp engine produces 3700Nm of torque between 1000-1450rpm, an increase of 40hp and 200Nm on Scania’s previous King of the Road.
Scania V8 Ireland
“We have a clear picture of where the first 770hp trucks will start making a difference,” says Vlaskamp. “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 be thrilled by the sheer joy and excitement of operating such a magnificent machine.”
The new range of Euro 6 compliant engines comprises the 530, 590, 660 and 770hp outputs, all of which share the same 16.4-litre advanced technology compacted graphite iron block.
The 530hp produces 2800Nm of torque between 925 and 1325rpm, and the 590hp produces 3050Nm of torque between 925 and 1350rpm.
The 660hp produces 3300Nm of torque between 950 and 1400rpm, while the big-banger 770hp produces 3700Nm of torque between 1000 and 1450rpm
For Euro 5 customers, Scania continues to offer the 620hp V8 which will be mated to the new generation G33CM gearbox.
However, the most impressive member of Scania’s V8 family is, of course, the new DC16 123 engine.
With its massive output of 770hp, it replaces the previous top-of-the-line showpiece that sported 730 hp.
“Here the biggest difference is evident,” says Göran Lindh, Chief Engineer for Scania’s V8 engines. “The increased power comes together with huge fuel savings, a result we were able to reach thanks to the introduction of the latest technologies. It has an SCR-only after-treatment system, a robust, fixed geometry turbocharger and the same kind of single-bank exhaust manifolds as the other three V8s.”
The powerful DC16 123 produces its 770hp with the help of bigger injectors and a fixed geometry turbocharger using ball bearings. The result is faster response and improved combustion.
Shedding certain heavy components and simplifying others has lowered the weight by up to 75kg, compared with its predecessor.
Scania has been supplying its legendary V8 engine for more than five decades. Reliable, robust and powerful, and always with a twist of emotion included. “These are truly magnificent engines, with a short, sturdy crankshaft and smooth power delivery from the multi-cylinder configuration. Our famous Scania V8s are unmatched when both transport efficiency and load carrying capacity are in the equation,” says Lindh.
New range of high-tech gearboxes – Scania V8 Ireland
Scania is introducing a new range of gearboxes that eventually will replace all current automated Scania Opticruise solutions. The first member of the new range – G33CM – is linked to the updated V8s and Scania’s high-output 13-litre engines with 500 and 540hp.
Scania says it has invested more than 400 million euros in the new range to reinforce its premium position. With its benchmark-setting capabilities, these new automated gearboxes ensure Scania’s successful, low-rev and fuel-efficient powertrains will maintain their lead through the new decade.
“This introduction adds yet another vital Scania component to remaining highly competitive in ICE-based powertrains all the way up to 2030,” says Alexander Vlaskamp. “The new gearbox range is a prime example of Scania’s technological excellence, bringing increased fuel and transport efficiency to our customers in a sustainable way.”
Scania has a long and proud tradition in offering automated manual gearboxes under the Scania Opticruise name, dating back to the early 1990s. But why invest in developing a new gearbox range when Scania already has what is widely considered be one of the best solutions in the market?
“It is absolutely necessary,” says Vlaskamp. “Our new gearboxes offer the improvements needed for more efficient and sustainable road transport in the coming decade. A core feature is the wider ratio spread, making them better suited to meet our low-rev engines with extended economy-gearing and reduced fuel consumption.”
The first new gearboxes will be seen coupled to three of Scania’s four Euro 6 V8s and two in-line six engines. The new 770hp V8 will utilise the existing gearbox mated to the out-going 730hp engine.
A Scania Australia spokesman said that while all the new engines and gearboxes will be available soon in Europe, it will take a little time for them to filter down into our market.
Original article from trucksales dot com
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