2010: V8 with 730 horsepower

2010: V8 with 730 horsepower

The world’s most powerful truck – Scania’s R-series gets an even more high-powered V8 as its flagship model. With a torque level of 3,500 Nm and 730 horsepower, Scania’s new V8 is the most powerful truck engine in the world − built to meet the toughest emission standards and handle the most demanding tasks. “Without compromising fuel consumption, we have succeeded in building a very powerful engine,” says Björn Westman, head of engine development at Scania. To achieve 3,500 Nm and 730 horsepower, Scania’s engineers has built new features into the engine. The engine block is cast from compacted graphite iron − lighter and stronger than before − and the swept volume has increased from 15.6 to 16.4 litres. The new engine is also Scania’s first V8 featuring variable turbo geometry and Scania XPI common-rail extra-high-pressure fuel injection.