Scania releases more fuel savings with SCR-only 450bhp engine18 June 2014

Scania, which is celebrating 50 years in the UK this month, is extending its Euro 6 truck engine range to 18 with the introduction of a 450bhp, SCR-only (selective catalytic reduction), 13-litre unit.

The latest product will, says Scania, give operators a choice of EGR/SCR (exhaust gas recirculation)) or SCR-only for operations up to 44-tonne gtw. Maximum torque is 2,350 Nm and is available from 1,000 rpm.

The announcement follows the 410bhp SCR-only unit which, according to Martin Hay, Scania's UK truck sales director: "has proved itself to be immensely frugal in service, while also offering a less complex Euro 6 engineering solution".

The company says a Scania Streamline equipped with the latest engine will deliver a 1% fuel saving, compared with its EGR/SCR alternative.

Against that, engines using only SCR technology require more AdBlue – usually 6% of diesel fuel for Scania models, while engines with EGR and SCR require 3%.

Since Scania's entry into the UK as Scania Vabis (Great Britain) in 1964, to sell engines, the company has notched up several significant milestones.

The first trucks were imported in 1967, the same year it announced its first three distributors. In 1973, the first buses were launched and the company was renamed Scania (Great Britain).

1978 marked the launch of the Scania 1-series, followed by the GPRT range (2-series) two years later.

Scania's 3-series came to market in 1988, and won International Truck of the Year – an achievement repeated twice since then, with the 4-series (1996) and R-series (2005).

The company is marking its 50th year with the launch of the limited edition Golden Griffin, of which only 50 are being built.

Laura Cork

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