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Scania adds gas truck for longer transports

Scania launches a groundbreaking Euro 6 gas engine with a power output of 410 horsepower. The 13-litre engine can be used for both long-distance transport and construction-site movements. The performance is comparable to a diesel engine of the same size. The newly developed engine is the latest addition to Scania’s range of sustainable transport solutions, offering CO2 reductions of 15 to 90 per cent.

  • Scania introduces the OC13, a six-cylinder gas engine with 410 hp
  • Good capacity for heavy, long-distance transports as a result of characteristics that are similar to a diesel engine of the same size; provides a range of up to 1,100 km together with LNG tanks

“There is considerable interest in Europe for long-distance, gas-powered transport solutions,” says Henrik Eng, Product Director Urban, Scania Trucks. “The engine meets these needs with all the total operating economy benefits of gas and no disadvantages.”

The new engine provides 410 horsepower and gives 2,000 Nm from 1,100 and up to 1,400 rpm. These figures compare well with diesel engines of a similar size. With LNG (liquid gas), a semi-trailer truck of up to 40 tonnes can drive 1,100 km without refuelling. With twin LNG tanks on rigid trucks, a range of up to 1,600 km is possible.

Scania’s new 13-litre gas engine is being presented for the first time at the Italian sustainability trade fair Ecomondo. With 410 horsepower and 2,000 Nm of torque already from 1,100 rpm, it has the power and range (with LNG tanks) required for long-distance transport with typical semi-trailer trucks.

“Until now, most gas engines have either been too weak or had an insufficient range to be really useful for heavy, long-distance transports. But Scania has solved these issues with this engine and can now offer reduced CO2 levels as well as increased customer profitability,” says Johan Mühlbach, Product Manager Gas, Scania Trucks.

For further information, please contact:

Henrik Eng, Product Director, Urban, Scania Trucks

Telephone: +46 70 658 98 29, email:

Örjan Åslund, Head of Product Affairs, Scania Trucks

Telephone: +46 70 289 83 78, email:

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place inw Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit