A lighter Scania distribution truck for urban transport efficiency
7 DECEMBER 2017
With the introduction of the new, lighter distribution truck, Scania offers a new level of urban transport efficiency. Drivers will enjoy the best driving conditions in the industry in vehicles that excel in handling, steering and driveability – all of which are essential in challenging downtown traffic.
With the lighter 7-litre engine, the new trucks have shed a full 360 kilograms in comparison with Scania’s 9-litre variant, improving both fuel consumption and payload.
“We have significantly broadened our offering to the growing number of customers operating in urban areas,” says Jorge Guttierez, Product Manager, Scania Trucks. “The lower fuel consumption fits well into the sustainability focus of many cities, as well as improving total operating economy for operators.”
The 7-litre engine is primarily designed for urban applications such as distribution trucks, skip loaders and airport support vehicles. These lighter urban trucks are available in three engine outputs: 220, 250 and 280 hp. The engine is certified to use 100 percent HVO, which is a biofuel that gives a carbon dioxide reduction of up to 90 percent compared with diesel.
With the more compact dimensions, the new P-series cab can, in combination with the 7-litre engine, be specified with a lower engine tunnel, which will open up a more spacious cab interior. Additionally, due to the six-cylinder configuration, drivers will appreciate lower noise and vibration.
For certain urban transport applications, the larger 9-litre engine will remain the relevant choice, for example in heavy beverage distribution. But in many cases, the 7-litre engine is the perfect choice for urban applications, with a gross total weight of 26 tonnes.
“For urban distribution, trucks will typically start their route with 18 tonnes of goods in the box, gradually reducing the load as deliveries are made,” says Guttierrez. “It makes sense not to over-specify the truck, especially with the substantial fuel savings to be gained.”
SCANIA’S 7-LITRE ENGINES
|Emission control||Scania SCR|
|Exhaust brake||105 kW at 2,500 rpm|
|Max. output||220 hp (162 kW) at 1,900 r/min||250 hp (184 kW) at 1,900 r/min||280 hp (206 kW) at 1,900 r/min|
|Max. torque||1,000 Nm at 1,050–1,500 r/min||1,100 Nm at 1,050–1,550 r/min||1,200 Nm at 1,050–1,600 r/min|