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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 6th 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---15 Scania's latest head Downunder BIGGEST: The 2010 Scania R-Series (R480) 4x2 tanker truck pictured in Sweden. AUSTRALIAN cus- tomers can now or- der Scania's mid- size G-Series which will touch down in March. The Swedish brand's new offering, which has previously been available overseas, spear- heads the 2010 model range which includes a revised and refreshed version of Scania's biggest truck, the R-Series. Scania can also now offer Euro 5 emission grade engines on all models, a move which is likely to please operators whose customers are demand- ing the use of the latest green powertrain technology. For customers reluctant to make the step to Euro 5, Scania is still able to offer Euro 4 engines. Scania will launch the G-Series and revised R-Series by presenting them for the first time at Melbourne's Truck, Trailer and Equipment show in March. The revised R-series, which features a range of interior and exterior upgrades, has already been judged International Truck of the Year for 2010 by a panel of journalists from 22 European countries. The G-Series slips into the Scania line-up above the P-Series and offers increased interior space and comfort. It is primarily aimed at those involved in distribution and construction work. The new G-Series runs a new 13-litre six-cylinder which uses extra high pressure injection and a variable geometry turbo- charger. It will available in four variations, spaced 29kW (40hp) apart, starting off with 265kW (360hp) and running through to 353kW (480hp). All variations of the engine deliver their peak torque be- tween 1000rpm and 1300Nm. The 360hp engine generates 1850Nm, the 294kW (400hp) manages 2100Nm, the 324kW (440hp) is good for 2300Nm and the range-topping 353kW (480hp) pumps out 2500Nm. Scania six-cylinder engines use the Exhaust Gas Recircula- tion (EGR) method of emission treatment. All G-Series versions will be available with a newly up- graded Opticruise automated transmission and a 3.42 rear axle ratio. There are now two Opticru- ise variants to choose from. The three-pedal system, which features a clutch to be used when the vehicle is tak- ing off or stopping is available with all engine variations. A new fully automated two- pedal system, with no clutch, is available on variants up to and including the 324kW (440hp) model. For construction markets, Scania offers a G-Series day cab with the 324kW (440hp) engine, 8x4 configuration, twin steer, air suspension, Opticru- ise and a pre-installed Hyva Hooklift. There is also a G-Series with the same specifications but running a 6x4 chassis with a tipper, available with a day or sleeper cab. A 324kW (440hp) and 353kW (480hp) G-Series prime mover with 6x4 configuration, day cab, Opticruise transmission and lightweight polished alloy wheels are available for state- wide haulage operators. A 324kW (440hp) G-Series prime mover with a 6x4 con- figuration, sleeper cab and Opticruise transmission is available for single trailer in- terstate distribution work. The G-Series cab is bigger than the P-Series, but a size smaller than the R-Series. The distance from the top of the roof to the ground is 3030mm for the G-Series, 2790mm for the P-Series and 3100mm for the R-Series. The interior cabin height, the measurement from the floor directly below the seats, to the roof is 1320mm in the G-Series, 1170mm in the P-Series and 1480mm in the R-Series. Customers who opt for the sleeper cab version get a 700mm by 2000mm Bonell wire sprung bed, while a 600mm by 2000mm bunk bed option is also available. The R-Series, which was introduced five years ago, has been given a comprehensive overhaul including a new er- gonomic dashboard, or ''driver station'' as Scania puts it for the Highline models. Scania has used new ma- terials for the plastic surfaces, upholstery, mats and curtains on all R-Series models which it says give them a higher qual- ity look and feel. There is a new interior design with more opportunity for driver customisation, in- creased storage and new steer- ing wheel controls. 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