Scania’s 540 S tractor has come top of two comparison tests run in Germany by European trade magazines.
The manufacturer won both the 1000 Punkte Test (1000 Point Test) and European Truck Challenge (ETC).
The two tests are said to be among the most established for commercial heavy trucks in the world
Cab-related qualities like the driver environment, sleeping comfort and noise levels are assessed, as well as road handling, gear shifting and serviceability. The trucks are also driven more than 300km on different types of public roads, equipped with calibrated fuel-measurement equipment to confirm the true fuel consumption with the highest accuracy. Every aspect is then given a score that adds to the final result.
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“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,” said senior vice president and head of Scania Trucks Stefan Dorski.
“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. It highlights Scania’s inherent transport efficiency. And not only will our customers benefit from the outstanding result, it also gives a substantial – here and now – contribution in the fight against the climate challenge from CO2 emissions the world is facing.”
l Read the full results of the test in the 4 March issue of MT sister title Commercial Motor
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