2011: Two years ahead with Euro 6

2011: Two years ahead with Euro 6

Two years ahead of the legislative deadline, Scania introduces the first Euro 6 trucks, with six-cylinder 13-litre engines featuring 440 and 480 horsepower. The move pays off in market shares and a strengthened reputation for Scania as a sustainability innovator. With Euro 6 engines, nitrogen oxides and particulates are cut by about 80 percent compared with Euro 5. Scania’s Euro 6 engines have been fully developed in-house and spent five years in the laboratory, involving an R&D investment of about SEK 10 billion (EUR 1.2 billion). Jonas Hofstedt, Head of Powertrain Development, says: “We have combined all the new technologies that Scania has developed in recent years: exhaust gas recirculation, variable turbo geometry, common-rail high-pressure fuel injection, selective catalytic reduction and particulate filtering. Add to that our own engine and exhaust management technology, which has now been integrated into one system.”