The Bauma show has witnessed the launch of an inline engine platform from Scania. 

Technical highlights include increased power density and longer service life.

In addition, Scania is promising the inline engine platform will ‘set a new standard’ for fuel efficiency.

Pär Olof Åhlin, product manager, power generation, Scania clarified the importance of the new products.

“This is our most fuel-efficient engine platform ever, with more torque, more power and up to 50% longer base engine lifespan,” he said.

Specifically, fuel efficiency had been improved thanks to an enhanced gas exchange system and reduced internal friction. Also, increased turbocharger efficiency played a major role.

“We want to empower a more sustainable future,” Åhlin added. 

“The leading position we have in trucks and buses now expands to industrial power.”

In real world terms, the 13-litre engine can achieve a fuel consumption improvement of up to 7%.

That figure is compared with the current generation at the same power output. 

In other words, four litres of diesel can be saved for each engine hour at full load.

A shift towards sustainability has definitely reached the construction segment, stated Scania. 

The company believes that as long as combustion engines are still in use, their climate impact should be improved. 

Therefore, the Swedish manufacturer is making big moves to decrease how engines affect the climate. 

“You will see this in the non-road mobile machinery and earth moving equipment powered by Scania. 

“And, it is truly obvious in our new engine platform,” said Mert Uzel, product manager – industrial at Scania.

Meanwhile, Scania brought a number of other products to the construction show.

For example, the company’s stand boasted its next generation 13-litre engine and EV-related solutions.

There was also the a possibility to experience the Next Generation 11-litre DC11 engine via augmented reality.