Scania is updating its V8 engine range with the launch of four new models – including a 770 bhp barnstormer.

Available in variants of 530, 590, 660 and a record 770 bhp, Scania reckons the new engines deliver significant fuel savings of up to 6 per cent when combined with its new gearbox range, which has been launched simultaneously.

The 770 horsepower unit will be available for production in late December 2020 with the 530, 590 and 660 horsepower variants units following in February 2021, with the first examples of the new engines 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,” comments 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 770 horsepower variant is sure to raise the aspirational bar even higher.”

The total fuel savings for vehicles equipped with a new V8 engine can reach 6 per cent – or even more – under the right conditions when the new G33CM Opticruise gearbox (which can be specified on 530, 590, 660 horsepower V8 variants) is included in the powertrain.

Engine-derived fuel savings in the region of two percent 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 (EMS).

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

The new engines also feature a wider torque spread (see table at foot of this release) which allows the rear-axle gearing to be altered for lower revs.  This enables fuel savings of up to three percent, depending on the application and operating conditions.

The final one percent saving comes from the improved design of the new gearboxes.

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