In the latest 1000 Punkte test a Scania 460 R prime mover took on the newest similar trucks from Volvo and MAN in a test that assessed all-important aspects of modern-day long-haul trucks by a team of experienced international truck journalists.
As well as Lastauto Omnibus the results will also eventually be published in up to 12 European trade magazines.
The new 460 R Scania uses the Swedish truck maker’s new Super-based powertrain, which was only launched two months ago, further underlining the achievement.
“This is the first confirmation from independent journalists that the Super-based powertrain we presented in Södertälje in November delivers as stated, and has moved us and the transport efficiency Scania offers even further away from the competition,” said says Stefan Dorski, senior vice president, head of Scania Trucks.
“The margins are typically narrow in these tests, but here the Scania Super powertrain was some four percent more fuel-efficient than the runner-up,” he added.
For the 2021/22 test, the organisers stipulated a gross cargo weight of 40 tonnes, a medium-sized sleeper cab and up to 480 hp.
The Scania won the average diesel consumption contest on the test track recording 27.1 l/100 km, to finish ahead of Volvo with (28.2 and MAN with 29.8.
When the six different sections of the test (Cab, Driving, Powertrain/Performance, Fuel Consumption, Cost/Operational cost, Safety) were put together, Scania earned 947.3 points out of the 1000 potential points available to finish on top of the point score.
“From Scania’s side we see these comparison tests as a part of our product development process, as well as a confirmation of what we have achieved. All kinds of customers are using this information when making up their minds since they get a check on the traits we claim from independent experts,” said Dorski.