Scania's range of Euro 6 V8s completed with the 730
When the going gets real tough
Scania now offers three Euro 6 engines in its V8 range, the only Euro 6 V8s on the market. Customers who choose a Scania V8 prioritise features like performance, operating economy and durability. Scania's legendary V8 engines, first introduced back in 1969, have established a unique market position all over the world and the market has been asking for a top-of-the-line Euro 6 version.
"Sheer power never goes out of style", confirms Christopher Podgorski, Senior Vice President Trucks at Scania. "Our customers buy V8s for many different reasons, but an understandable need for performance is always one of them. The fact that our customers buy Scania V8s over and over again proves that they are durable and offer unsurpassed productivity as well."
All three Scania V8s are based on the 16.4-litre platform that was originally intro-duced with the 730 hp engine in 2010. Scania's Euro 6 V8 engines use a water-cooled EGR system combined with SCR technology and a variable geometry turbo in order to achieve Euro 6 emission levels. The silencer unit is only slightly bigger than the best-in-class unit used for Scania's inline six engines. This means that generous chassis space is left for fuel tanks and AdBlue tanks.
V8-equipped Scania trucks are used wherever there are demanding tasks. The 520 hp is likely to become a favourite among many long-haulage customers, due to its endurance and capacity to deal with undulating roads while maintaining reasonable fuel consumption. The 580 hp version offers all the performance of the previous 620 in Euro 5.
The 730 hp version, on the other hand, is of course not the engine for any odd job. 60-tonne timber trucks in the Nordic countries, heavy-haulage in Germany and heavy-duty general haulage in Norway are examples of applications where 730 hp Scania V8s thrive and excel.
The 730 hp Euro 6 Scania V8 has an even more impressive torque curve, compared to its Euro 5 predecessor. Scania's engineers have created a wider - or "fatter"- torque curve which means that maximum torque is available from 1,000 r/min all the way up to 1,400 r/min. The reinforced automated gearbox with Scania Opticruise is fitted as standard to handle the power.
Scania's V8s are only available together with Scania's premium R-cabs. The Scania V8s can be combined with a variety of gearboxes, rear axles with or without hub reduction, and tandem bogies with either single reduction or hub reduction.
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