Scania spruiks 540 S credentials in overseas comparisons

Engine available in Australian variants gains Euro recognition

Scania spruiks 540 S credentials in overseas comparisons
The winning truck


Scania’s 540hp (403kW) engine, which the truckmaker’s Australian arm points out is available here, has excelled in international comparison tests.

The Scania 540 S triumphed in the 1000 Punkte Test (1000 Point Test) and European Truck Challenge (ETC), which are among the most established comparison tests for commercial heavy trucks, organised by German trade maga­­zines.

The test analyses cab-related qualities like driver environ­ment, sleeping comfort and noise levels, as well as other aspects such as road handling, gear shifting and serviceability.

The trucks are also driven more than 300 kilometres on different types of roads to measure overall fuel consumption.

Every aspect is then given a score that adds to each truck’s final result.

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"Winning these comparison tests is yet another point of proof for Scania’s industry-leading position," Scania Trucks senior vice president Stefan Dorski says.

"When independent and experienced journalists assess all the relevant aspect of our products with scientific methods and compare them with our peers, the results tell a story that is highly relevant for potential truck buyers.

"We were awarded the highest overall scoring in both of these test, but personally I am most proud of the fact that our truck has the lowest fuel consumption while at the same time offering the highest average speed."

The 540hp 13-litre six-cylinder engine was released in Australia in 2020, and is available in R- and G-series cabs, with the largest S-series cab available to special order.

The 1000 Point Test, over multiple iterations, included the Scania 540 S, MAN TGX 18.510 BLS, Mercedes Actros 1853 LS, DAF XF 530, and Scania 540 S.


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