1932: First automotive engine for heavy oil

1932: First automotive engine for heavy oil

Scania-Vabis reaches an agreement with engine designer Jonas Hesselman. The cooperation leads to the launch of Sweden’s first automotive engine for heavy fuel oil. Injected directly into the 6-cylinder, 80-hp unit, the fuel is ignited by a spark plug. Produced in large numbers between 1932 and 1936, the engine is sold mainly as a stand-alone unit.