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Scania launches new 540hp engine

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Scania has introduced a new higher output 540hp engine that delivers more torque and greater fuel efficiency.

The new Scania 540hp range-topping six-cylinder 13-litre Euro 6 engine offers 2700 Nm available between 1000 and 1300 rpm. According to Scania, this new engine delivers more low-down driveability and grunt to shift loads seamlessly up hills and turns a six-cylinder 13-litre driven prime mover into a genuine long-distance interstate B-double hauler.

The Scania 540hp engine is offered in both the G-series mid-size, and the R-series full-size cabs, augmenting the six-cylinder engine range that was previously topped out with the 500 hp/2550 Nm variant.

Fitted in the G 500 and R 500, this popular engine has been widely praised since its launch in 2018 for its performance, fuel efficiency and drivability. Now, adding 40 extra horsepower coupled with 150 Nm of additional torque is set to make the experience more effortless.

The 540 engine features Scania XPI fuel injection, and a new ball-bearing fixed geometry turbocharger, to help reach the new elevated output. The engine is mated to a Scania GRSO905R overdrive 14-speed gearbox, with ratios selected via the Scania fully automated Opticruise gearshift, and braking is assisted by the Scania R3500 Retarder. These trucks are also fitted with a class-leading cooling package for hilly terrain and heavy loads.

As with all New Truck Generation Scania trucks sold in Australia, the new G 540 and R 540 are fitted with a very high level of active and passive safety systems, including side curtain airbags as standard.

Further safety features include driver and passenger seat belt pretensioners, driver steering wheel air bag, electronic stabiliser program (ESP), lane departure warning (LDW), advanced emergency braking (AEB), and adaptive cruise control (ACC), auto hill hold, and auto headlights. An electro-pneumatic parking brake is fitted to the G 540.

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