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Commercial Motor Roadtest

Scania S500

Near Perfection

Behind the wheel of the Scania S500, Commercial Motor finds the Swedish manufacturer continues to push the boundaries of truck design and engineering

This is one of the most keenly anticipated road tests for some time. Of course, we have already driven examples of the new Scania tractor range, but the longest spell at any one time has been less than an hour.

During those drives, we have yet to find anything significant to criticise, although we have not carried out any meaningful fuel consumption testing. So have we missed something? Is the cab as driver-focused as it appears? Will the new 500hp 6-cylinder be as impressive? How will the new fast-shifting gearbox cope with the challenges of the A68?

The only way to answer these, and many other questions, is to subject it to two days on the road around Commercial Motors’s traditional test route. View the video below to see what happened. 

Wording and article supplied by kind permission of Commercial Motor. To download the full article, click here.