The new Scania V8 powertrain kickstarts an incredible driving experience. This is where amazing driveability co-exists with outstanding performance, increased uptime and fuel efficiency. By combining the updated engine range with an all-new Opticruise gearbox, fuel savings of up to 6% can be achieved. And the legendary engine sound reveals incomparable power and robustness like never before. This is where emotion meets logic.
The V8 engine family
The Scania V8 is the high-performance benchmark. It’s the perfect fit for operations that require the efficiency, power and performance that only a V8 can deliver. The updated range of Euro 6 V8 engines are approved to run on renewable fuels. Choose between 530 hp, 590 hp, 660 hp or 770 hp outputs. The mighty 770 hp engine is the world’s strongest commercially produced truck engine. With an impressive torque of 3700 Nm, hills will never be as steep as before. Our V8 engine family provides the power needed for the job. With outstanding operating economy and uptime.
The New Scania Opticruise gearbox
And that’s not all – premium power needs a premium gearbox . Scania’s new Opticruise gearbox features improved gear shifting in combination with better fuel consumption and excellent comfort. The new range of gearboxes are designed for both driveability and sustainability. The wider gear ratio spread and fewer internal losses provides up to 1% fuel saving potential. On top of this higher uptime with an oil change interval of up to one million km. All this to ensure that your truck is performing – every hour and every day. The new Scania Opticruise gearbox is available for all V8 engines up to 660 hp.
The engineering solutions that make the efficient power of the new V8 possible
Scania’s new V8 proved to be so powerful in tests on uphill slopes that it had to be reined in. Here, some of the key project insiders recount some of the highlights from the development of the updated V8 and the new gearbox.
Living with the new 770 hp King of the Road
Not by any stretch of the imagination, Norwegian truck driver Rolf Aakvik could come up with the idea he would be involved in developing the world´s strongest truck. Yet that was exactly what happened.
The customer’s verdict on 770 hp: “You can really feel those extra 40 hp”
In the south east of Finland, close to the Russian border, a 76-tonne lumber transport slowly crawls out of the forest. With the world’s strongest truck engine under his feet, Harri Aho sets off to the paper mill in Inkeroinen.
Faster, safer and more cost-efficient V8 with a new gearbox
For nearly 30 years, Lars Johansson has hauled timber from forest to sawmill in northern Sweden. With Scania’s new V8 engine and the completely new gearbox, he can do it quicker, safer and cheaper than before.
When you are driving a Scania V8 it means that you are driving a premium truck with a premium engine. And that should be visible as well. If the sound and the power is not obvious enough, the V8 styling will past nobody unnoticed.
In a Scania V8 every aspect of seating, accommodation and storage has been perfected. The result: an impeccable interior that combines home comfort with total practicality. The interior options include fluted black leather seats with an embossed V8 symbol and red stitching. The black leather steering wheel with red stitching adds an extra dimension to the driving experience.