Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group

Scania to Become the Lead Brand in the global Traton Group

An announcement of structural changes at the top, which are effective as of October 1, confirms Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group. As a result of the changes, Christian Levin takes on a changed role which merges his current role as President and CEO of Scania with the role as President and CEO of Traton. Read more

future global diesel truck engine

A Future Global Diesel Truck Engine

While all of the news seems to be about the latest alt-power engines for trucks, a new plant has been announced to produce a future global diesel truck engine for the Traton Group. Ground has been broken at new site in Nuremberg, Germany, where the Common Base Engine (CBE) will be built. Read more

driver support scoring system

Driver Support Scoring System

Scania were the first brand to introduce the driver support scoring system in Australia and it has continued to develop. However on a recent test drive PowerTorque’s scores were not particularly flattering and so we decided to blame such a low scoring performance, on the scoring system not being reset at the beginning of the test drive. Read more

no replacement for displacement

No Replacement for Displacement

The old adage about the fact that there is no replacement for displacement used to be a very useful indicator. A truck would need a big block and plenty of horses to get up to speed and to hold speed. However, those engines did not have the kind of torque curves we are seeing in the modern electronically controlled engine.  Read more

trying to hit that B-double sweet spot

Trying to Hit That B-double Sweet Spot

Alongside a few different truck manufacturers, Scania are trying to hit that B-double sweet spot with the new 540hp R Series prime mover, using a 13-litre engine to get the job done. PowerTorque took one of these trucks out on the roads of Sydney to see if the sweet spot has been reached by the Swedish truck maker. Read more

having fun with 770 horsepower

Having Fun With 770 Horsepower

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, found himself out on UK roads having fun with 770 horsepower under the hood, test driving the Scania 770S for the first time. Read more

behind the wheel of the Scania 770S

Behind the Wheel of the Scania 770S

As he becomes the UK’s first journalist behind the wheel of the Scania 770S, PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, drives the world’s most powerful production truck, but can’t help feeling that it’s missing something. Read more

the return of the BlackBerry

The Return of the BlackBerry

An announcement this week sees the return of the BlackBerry name continuing, as the former maker of early mobile phones which included a keyboard and gained the reputation as being an addictive ‘CrackBerry’ has transformed into a technology provider to the truck industry alongside other vehicle makers. Read more

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