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Scania Super

With the new Super, Scania introduces its most advanced and efficient combustion-engine powertrain ever built. Through industry-leading emissions control and 8% fuel savings, the Scania Super sets the new standard for sustainable transport operations. From long haulage to the toughest heavy-duty operations, one thing is for sure: your future just got 8% better.

This is Scania Super

Super 13-litre engine

Opticruise gearbox

R756 Rear axle

New modular Chassis

Super 13-litre engine

Ready to meet the toughest emissions targets of tomorrow and serving as the heart of a powertrain that sets a new industry-leading fuel economy standard, the Scania Super engine becomes the most advanced combustion engine we have ever built.


Behind the Super’s unrivalled performance level lies significant improvements to the engine’s combustion and aspiration performance, lubrication and cooling, and turbocharging efficiency. It also features a range of industry-leading engine technologies, such as the Scania Twin SCR system, and a new, powerful engine management system to ensure the engine’s superior total operating economy under all conditions.


The engine doesn’t just excel in the efficiency stakes, it is also supremely robust. The Super’s outstanding technical robustness is engineered to give you more uptime, fewer maintenance stops, and an increased operational life length by as much as 30%. All of this combines to give you unrivalled total operating economy and keep your business rolling further than ever beyond the transport challenges of tomorrow.

  • Available in 420hp, 460hp, 500hp and 560hp
  • Full torque available from 900 RPM for improved driveability
  • Increased uptime due to longer maintenance intervals
  • Better productivity and increased payload (with optional CRB)
  • The possibility to add Active Cruise Control (AiCC) without retarder (with optional CRB)
  • 2 new optional engine-driven PTOs offering increased torque up to 1000Nm and power output up to 238kW
  • Integrated Management of the complete powertrain performance   

World-leading emissions control


The industry-leading Scania Twin SCR system is the centrepiece of the Super’s unmatched efficiency. Introducing dual dosing of AdBlue in the powertrain’s aftertreatment process, the Scania Twin SCR system makes it possible to redefine the limits of combustion performance, while still meeting future expected legal requirements with even higher demands on nitrogen oxide emissions.


Premium power and stamina  

With a power range up to 560hp and torque up to 2800Nm, the Super delivers more power than ever before on a Scania 6-cylinder inline engine. It also features extreme stamina, producing effortless propulsion and peak torque at lower RPM.


Integrated auxiliary braking  

The Super’s engine-integrated compression release brake (CRB) system introduces powerful auxiliary braking capacity up to 350kW – delivering a smoother and safer drive. Enabled through the Super’s cylinder head design, with dual overhead camshafts and an optimised valve train, the optional, low-weight CRB can even replace or complement the Scania R4700D retarder depending on your operation.

Scania’s Super-dedicated R&D teams have turned over every stone to develop the most energy-efficient and sustainable combustion engine platform the heavy transport industry has ever seen. Here’s how they came up with the super-efficient Scania Super. 


How do you improve on an engine platform that has won the European Green truck award five years in a row? How do you develop a powertrain that will strengthen Scania’s industry-leading position within sustainable transport for the rest of this decade? 


The developers at Scania Technical Centre who were given these assignments say the answers are: determination, innovation and customer focus.


“Starting from scratch meant we could concentrate all our design work with the customers’ needs in focus, without restraints. That’s why we can present a product that the transport industry really needs here and now to take the necessary steps towards a sustainable future,” says Assistant Chief Engineer Linda Pukk Berggren. 


“Fuel consumption is significantly reduced for a very broad part of the engine speed and load area. This means that many different applications, such as long-haul, construction and forestry vehicles, will all benefit from the improvements and emit less CO2,” says Magnus Nilsson, Technical Manager within Aftertreatment. 


Thanks to this outstanding energy efficiency and other major updates in Scania’s powertrain – fuel savings of eight percent or more can be reached for long-haulage operations. And that’s in comparison with Scania’s already industry-leading performance levels. Efficient just became super-efficient.


So, what’s ‘under the hood’ of the Super 13-litre engine? Quite a lot, in fact. 


Feature including dual over-head camshafts, optimised injectors, improved combustion, an optimised high-pressure fuel pump, improved cooling and lubrication, increased turbocharger efficiency, and a state-of-the-art engine management system.


Not only that; Scania’s successful dual dosing Selective Catalytic Reduction system, which has been proven to offer excellent fuel saving capacity and increased productivity and uptime, has been remade from the ground up. The system has earned a name of its own: Scania Twin SCR.

Scania Opticruise Gearbox G25 and G33 – standard & heavy-duty options

The Opticruise G25 and G33 gearbox range, available as a standard or heavy-duty option, is the industry’s leading gearbox choice for sustainable, fuel-efficient transport operations. More robust, more efficient, and offering a wider gear ratio spread – the new Opticruise range makes light work of even the toughest terrains and heaviest payloads


As a truly integrated part of the overall powertrain management, the Opticruise’s wider gear ratio spread, together with faster axle gearings, combine to deliver an almost seamless transfer of power across the Super powertrain and enable higher engine torque at lower RPM. As one of the smoothest, efficient and smartest gearbox systems on the market, the Scania  Opticruise remains the leading choice for sustainable, fuel-efficient transport operations. 

  • Faster, smoother gearchanges, giving outstanding comfort and control
  • Combines good startability with slow rear axle gear ratio 
  • Available in 12+2 speed versions, with crawler and overdrive
  • Up to 8 reverse gears designed for optimal engine speed regardless of high or low vehicle speed
  • Wide ratio spread ranging from a crawler gear, ratio 1:20,8 to an overdrive gear ratio of 1:0,777
  • Adaptive shift strategy based on style of driving, load and inclination of the road
  • Longer service intervals, resulting in higher uptime and reduced costs
  • Oil change intervals are now greatly improved due to higher precision and the addition of larger oil filters and high-quality oil
  • The Scania Opticruise G25 and G33 deliver a more powerful, fuel-efficient, low-noise and low-weight clutch-driven power take-off (PTO) range, offering even higher continuous power output to support heavier equipment
  • Optimised for optimal off-road performance, the heavy-duty version delivers higher output torque, superior startability and fast axle gearing with high payloads in tough operations
  • Through low weight cast aluminium housing and a new compact, robust design, the G25/G33 Opticruise delivers significant weight savings compared to predecessor platforms

G25 and G33 are lighter than their predecessors. The table below shows the comparative weight savings:

Scania’s standard and heavy-duty Opticruise range is key to realising the fuel-saving potential of the Super engine platform. Light, compact, smooth and quick, it is the perfect match for the 13-litre engines.


When Scania’s engine developers were pushing the limits to create the cleanest and leanest combustion engine platform the world has ever seen, they had to give it the best possible conditions to fulfil its full potential. That’s why, even at an early stage in the development project, there were tight connections between Scania’s engine developers and their transmission and gearbox colleagues.


“This approach made it possible for us to design the powertrain totally from scratch, with a holistic perspective,” says Peer Norberg, Senior Engineer in Scania’s transmission development team.

Per Arnelöf, Expert Engineer, Scania gearbox development, adds:

“It was extremely motivating for us to have the initial discussions with the engine technicians and to realise how far you can actually go with an internal combustion engine when it comes to efficiency. From the very start, our focus was not only on designing a cutting-edge gearbox, but to optimise the whole powertrain to meet the customers’ demands. 


“Many features of the G25 gearbox were introduced already with the G33 but what’s great is that we manage to take it a step further; for example, when it comes to reducing internal losses,” says Norberg. 


Arnelöf adds: “The gearbox changes gears in a fantastic way. It’s responsive, quick and smooth. And as we also worked on the sound characteristics, it’s also very quiet; it doesn’t have the predecessor’s hisses and clanging.”


A key feature of Scania’s gearbox platform is its increased gear ratio spread: 60 percent more than the previous GRS905 model. This makes it possible to optimise the rear axle gear for low engine revs in cruising speed without sacrificing startability. That’s good news for fuel consumption and the climate.


“We make it possible to take further steps towards low engine revs. You can cruise on the highway at 80 km/h on gear 12 and then shift to overdrive in slight downhill conditions, coming down to an amazing 850 revs,” says Arnelöf.


“The gearbox is instrumental for enabling the engine to run as efficiently as possible. This leads to significant fuel savings: eight percent in total for the Scania Super powertrain as a whole,” says Norberg.

Optimised for tough terrains and hard conditions

Engineered with a sturdier planetary gear, the heavy-duty G25 and G33 offers probably the off-road trucking industry’s smartest combination of robustness, smooth gear shifting and fuel efficiency.


By introducing an improved and more optimal balance between startability and low engine RPM, the heavy-duty Opticruise range means that more trucks can now use a faster gearing while still having all the margins on their side.


“By adding these options, we are making it even clearer that our XT range and our mining offer mean serious business,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President and Head of Scania Trucks. “Their ability to deal with the kind of challenges trucks in heavy-duty operations are facing will make a difference regarding uptime and R&M cost for customers.”

R756 Rear axle

Delivering on the powertrain’s fully integrated low-rev design philosophy Scania introduces the faster-gearing R756 single reduction rear axle – offering a wider range of gear ratios from 1.95 to 4.11, and purpose-designed to enable the exceptional fuel efficiency of the Scania Super powertrain.


Together with reduced component weight, improved technical robustness, and lower levels of internal friction, the Scania R756 single reduction rear axle is versatile enough to master a whole range of haulage applications. 

  • The Scania R756 single reduction rear drive axle replaces the Scania R665, Scania R753 and most Scania R780 axle applications, serving a wide range of vehicle operations up to a gross train weight of 53 tonnes, from light long haulage to tippers and refuse collections
  • The improved robustness of the Scania R756 is designed to deliver an increased operational service lifetime, as well as extended service intervals
  • R756 offers a reduced component weight of up to 27 kilograms compared to the Scania R780 single reduction rear axle
  • Permanent oil filter enables reduced maintenance cost and contributes to an extended oil change interval by as much as 50%, depending on your operation type

Lower energy losses. Improved efficiency. One percent fuel saving from the rear axle alone. Even more to gain thanks to the full integration with the gearbox, making it possible to utilise faster rear axle gears. Scania’s team of axle developers has done it again. 

Where would Scania’s low-rev and high-torque philosophy be without the cutting-edge components and software that make the complete truck greater than the sum of its parts?  Well, it wouldn’t be Super if each piece wasn’t super too. 


That’s why the developers and construction engineers at Scania Technical Centre in Södertälje, Sweden, have always had an eye on the most minute details: wherever there is greater efficiency to be obtained, wherever there are grams that could be cut to make it lighter, wherever there is friction to reduce, wherever there is a penny to save for the customers, it’s worth pursuing. 

Scania’s rear axle gear is no exception to this perfectionism. 


“We’ve managed to present a killer component. This is a rear axle that fits the world’s best powertrain,” says Torvald Ilg, Chief Engineer within Axles and Propulsion Development at Scania and one of the developers that has been working on the rear axle programme.  

“It’s great to design a component that makes the driver a bit happier each time he or she fills up the tank,” he adds. 


The rear axle gear – an all-round single reduction axle – is the first to be released in an entirely  rear axle programme focused on improved efficiency. The axle gear will by itself reduce fuel consumption by as much as one percent due to reduced internal friction. And together with increased gear ratio spread of the G33 and G25 gearboxes, there is the potential for additional fuel savings.


So, how did Scania’s R&D team manage to improve the efficiency of the rear axle? The axle housing is lighter than the previous model. Special, low friction bearings are used throughout, which is especially important on the pinion gear. What’s more, the parts have tighter tolerances and are more smoothly machined in production, leading to minimal energy losses. 


Torvald Ilg also says his team has had close contact with the other Scania developer teams, who are focusing on the 13-litre Super engine platform, the gearbox, as well as the tanks and flexible chassis, respectively. 


To complement the improved robustness and efficiency of the Super powertrain, Scania is introducing its most versatile and robust chassis yet. Based on the Scania modular system and offering a more predictable chassis layout, MACH, Scania’s Modular Architecture Chassis, gives you more opportunities to specify and operate your Scania truck in a way that is truly tailor-made for its application and your business. Not only is this designed to give you an easier bodybuilding process, but it can significantly improve load distribution, payload potential and the operative range of your Scania truck.


Robust fuel tank range

Scania introduces a range of aluminium D-shaped fuel tanks, ranging from 165 litres to 910 litres and featuring a geometric design which is lighter and more robust than ever.


Harness more fuel than ever before

When specified with the Scania Super 13-litre engine, the fuel tank range comes with a fuel optimization unit fitted to the side wall, offering easy access to service points and the ability to increase the usable fuel volume in the tank. This reduces your tank’s dead weight, giving you a longer operative range and ensuring that you can harness more fuel from your tank than ever before.


Improved AdBlue ratio

Scania’s side-mounted SCR tanks are a crucial part of the Scania powertrain’s superior emissions control. The Scania Twin SCR system introduces higher AdBlue volume capacity, delivered through 123-litre and 150-litre SCR tanks, to continue ensuring a full 1:1 volume ratio between your Scania truck’s fuel and AdBlue capacity. 

  • The chassis introduces a set of rules for frame hole patterns, with dedicated holes for mounting parts both inside and outside the frame. The result is a more modular and predictable chassis layout, increasing the theoretical number of chassis layouts exponentially
  • The chassis layout enables more usable fuel and a 1:1 SCR/fuel ratio to be achieved, producing a greater operative range
  • The chassis’ optimised fuel capacity and load distribution also results in an increased payload for our customers
  • Improved chassis composition flexibility allows for better integration between truck and bodywork. This facilitates a much smoother and more cost-efficient bodybuilding process, as well as improving traction, payload and productivity. For example, the layout now makes it possible to mount chassis components (e.g. fuel tank) starting either from the front- or the rear axle. The improved weight distribution can significantly increase payload potential, while at the same time creating free space for additional chassis components


Smaller, smarter, lighter and more efficient. Alongside Scania Super, a flexible chassis and tank programme is introduced, making it possible for the truck to reach the same or even greater distances with smaller fuel tanks. Here’s how it all comes together.


When it comes to developing the most energy-efficient truck the transport industry has ever seen, everything counts. Which is why Scania has put considerable resources into developing a new flexible chassis and tank programme, which plays an important part in realising the full potential of the new engine range, aftertreatment system, gearbox and rear axles.


“The tank programme enables us to maximise the uptake of fuel in the tank. Our philosophy during the development project was: “Why carry extra fuel as dead weight, when you can use it for load capacity instead?” says Aline Ferraz Larsson, a design engineer at Scania R&D.


The chassis and tank programme features D-shaped fuel tanks made from aluminium. The tanks are more robust yet also lighter, and their design increases fuel utilisation. Side-mounted SCR tanks are also included. All of this increases the vehicle’s uptime. 


At the same time, Scania’s developers have improved the flexibility of the frame and the chassis composition. 


“This gives the customer more choice for where to place the tanks on the frame, which is a great improvement for both them and truck body builders, since it creates opportunities for more efficient load distribution,” says Paula Pukk, Scania’s Head of SCR System Installation.


One of the keys enablers of Scania Super’s unmatched efficiency is the clever fuel optimisation unit. This unit is attached to the primary tank and works as a catch tank. 


“The way that the catch tank is set up with electrical pumps enables the user to have ‘fuel on demand’: we get exactly the amount of fuel the engine needs, and no more,” says Alex Elofsson Alenius, a development engineer who worked on the project.


The fuel optimisation unit brings a host of other improvements for customers, and for the overall performance of the powertrain. There are now longer service intervals for the two pressurised fuel filters. These service intervals have been aligned with the oil change intervals, which means fewer visits to the workshop and more time on the road. 

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The new Super is not only groundbreakingly fuel efficient, but it also delivers an improved operative range, superior technical robustness, and an extended component service lifetime. This culminates in the most cost-efficient total operating economy in the history of heavy transport.


When the haulage company Herbert Ulfhielm Fjärrtransport tested the new 13-litre Scania 560 S truck, the fuel consumption levels were so low that they first thought they’d made a mistake. But they were in for an amazing surprise.


“You are used to trucks where if you get under 40 litres per 100 kilometres, then you are quite happy. But during the latest trips now, I’ve sometimes been below 34 or even 33 litres – and that’s with a heavy timber payload. The first time I checked it and counted it myself, I thought: ‘I must have forgotten to log some refuelling’,” says Jerry Olofsson, who’s been driving trucks for 23 years.


Behind the Super’s unrivalled performance level lies significant improvements to the engine’s combustion and aspiration performance, lubrication and cooling, and turbocharging efficiency. It also features a range of industry-leading engine technologies, such as the Scania Twin SCR system, and a new, powerful engine management system to ensure the engine’s superior total operating economy under all conditions.


This works optimally with a larger total spread from the gearbox, combined with the faster and optimized axle gear ratios, to deliver peak torque at an even lower rpm. This contributes to the powertrain’s groundbreaking fuel economy, but also a smoother drive with fewer gear changes and less noise.


The Scania Super is a sustainable ICE transport solution for the here and now – one that makes a real impact on your operational carbon footprint today. With the Super engine and a world-leading twin SCR aftertreatment system, the new powertrain also prepares your business for even the toughest emissions standards – today and tomorrow.

In addition to diesel compatibility, the Super is a pioneer of low-emission renewable fuels – delivering compatibility with low-emission HVO fuels on all power outputs, as well as biodiesel FAME compatibility now across two power outputs (460hp and 500hp).

Beyond delivering the industry’s leading range of fuel-efficient powertrain solutions, Scania is also committed to delivering other initiatives and services that further reduce carbon emissions, both in combustion-based and electrified vehicles. These include customised driver training to improve energy efficiency, enhancing our vehicle specifications, and creating new models for supplying green electricity and renewable fuels to our customers. 


The future really is Super.

Super Powertrains for Euro 6

The Scania Super powertrain is not only more productive, powerful and performant than ever before, it´s also ready to meet the toughest emission standards worldwide, today and tomorrow.

Output Torque Fuel Emission technology Engine PTO
560 Hp 2800 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
500 Hp 2.650 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
460 Hp 2.500 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
420 Hp 2.300 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm

Output Torque Fuel Emission technology Engine PTO
560 Hp 2800 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
500 Hp 2.650 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
460 Hp 2.500 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm
420 Hp 2.300 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up to 1.000 Nm

Output Torque Fuel Emission technology Engine PTO
500 Hp 2.650 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm
460 Hp 2.500 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm
420 Hp 2.300 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm

Output Torque Fuel Emission technology Engine PTO
560 Hp 2.800 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm
500 Hp 2.650 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm
460 Hp 2.500 Nm Diesel / HVO / Biodiesel Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm
420 Hp 2.300 Nm Diesel/HVO Twin SCR Up tp 1.000 Nm

Scania Super example configurations

R-series 500 Hp B4x2

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G-series 560 Hp XT 8x4

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P-series 420 Hp B4x2

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Powered by low-emission fuels

The Scania Super is not only the most fuel-efficient engine we have ever built, it’s also fully compatible with low-emission HVO fuels, as well as biodiesel/FAME fuels on the 460- and 500 horsepower range.


Internal combustion engines which run on renewable fuels play a key role in reducing emissions and can provide an immediate solution to meet climate and environmental targets for specific markets. This is especially true for high-mileage, long-distance operations and applications.


Scania has vast experience of powertrains that run on renewable fuels. For three decades we have been the company that has offered the industry’s broadest range of products with the capacity to run on alternative or renewable fuels. The Scania Super delivers on that commitment.



Available on the entire Scania Super horsepower range, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) fuels can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to standard diesel. HVO can be made from waste oil, rapeseed oil and animal fat, and used to create high-quality, bio-based diesel fuels.



Available on the Scania Super 460hp and 500hp engine range, biodiesel or FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) fuels can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 66% compared to standard diesel. Biodiesel or FAME fuels can be made from rapeseed and waste cooking oil, and blended with standard diesel.

Alternative 1. 13-litre Scania Super 560 R XT, 60-tonne payloads on challenging forest terrain

Alternative 2. Our very own South American master driver Aylon José dos Santos, based in São Paulo, Brazil Welcomes the Scania Super powertrain.

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