The new Scania R-series is designed to meet the highest demands in the world regarding fuel economy, driver appeal and reliability. Its strong exterior styling is an impressive sight on the road. The beautiful outside is fully matched by a new, exclusive interior with outstanding driver comfort and a wide array of colour and material options.
With the widest choice of powertrain options in the market (now also featuring the fully automated Scania Opticruise) the R-series is easily configured and specified to fit your needs exactly.
New Scania R-series is equipped with the unique Scania Driver Support system as a standard feature.
The new grille, with more distinct horizontal bars, features a brighter colour and a larger logo. The shape improves airflow around the corners and admits more air to the radiator and into the engine compartment.
The new bumper design blends into the strength of the frontal styling, while extending the availability of adaptive cruise control (ACC) to a wide range of models. Optional LED daytime running lights and high-pressure headlamp cleaners are integrated in the design and available for all cabs.
Low drag sideskirts are also introduced for all tractor units, as standard painted in the cab colour. They harmonise with the frontal styling and lines from the boarding steps. The new aerodynamic shape also improves fuel consumption by 0.6% compared to the current sideskirts. The new sideskirts are designed to accommodate larger fuel tanks, a step up to the catwalk and an integrated left-hand side exhaust outlet. A fuel tank capacity of up to 1500 litres can now be specified on all 4×2 tractor unit, both with EGR and SCR engines.
Your Scania dealer will happily guide you through this personalisation of your truck. Examples of your possibilities are found on the images to the right.
One last tip: you have to try out the new bed range. We believe it offers one of the best sleeping and resting environments in the market. This is travelling first class, so you should expect nothing but the best.
Scania Opticruise, one of the first automated gearchanging systems on the market, has been refined in many steps over the years. The concept of a standard mechanical gearbox remains, but the system has been extensively revised with improved mechanical components and entirely new software.
The gearchanging strategy has been re-developed to provide improved functionality, comfort and convenience, as well as capacity for future refinements.
Strategy and hill performance
The gearchanging strategy is designed to continually adapt to the environment, taking into account factors such as road inclination, train weight and engine characteristics, as well as the position of the accelerator pedal to match the response to the speed of the pedal movement. Early downchanges are made to maintain speed on hills without wasting fuel. The new Scania Opticruise also features a Power mode that adapts the gear changing strategy for maximum engine performance.
Scania Ecocruise, hill-hold, Scania Retarder and ACC (adaptive cruise control) are fully integrated functionally, if fitted.
Manoeuvring and low-speed driving
Thanks to the electro-hydraulic control of the automatic clutch, high-precision manoeuvring is possible. In exceptional cases the manoeuvring mode provides extra precision. The manoeuvring mode disengages automatically in high range.
To ensure smooth, safe and comfortable driving, neutral is engaged instead of low range when braking from low speed, e.g. for a roundabout or stoplight. Thereafter the system prepares the most suitable gear, which is immediately engaged when the accelerator is depressed.
Load sensing and starting
A Scania vehicle is fitted with load and inclination sensors that are used to automatically adapt the vehicle to the optimal choice of starting gear. No action is required from the driver. Interaction between Scania Opticruise, launch control and clutch protection systems will maximise clutch life.
Rocking forward or backward is automatically enabled when needed.
Rocking is possible in forward or reverse gears. The system identifies the need for rocking by comparing the rotation of the drive wheels with that of the front wheels.
Extra smooth rocking is available in manoeuvring mode which can be useful in ultra-slippery conditions.
Remote PTO operation
The gearbox power take-off can be programmed by the bodybuilder for remote operation from outside the vehicle.
Clutch control system
The automatic clutch operates independently of driver skills and is programmed to engage fully already at low engine revs. Clutch actuation is also adapted to the information from the inclination sensor and to the required starting gear. Hence, the engine speed is raised if needed to pull away cleanly.
The clutch is never slipped during gearchanges, only used to disconnect the gearbox from the engine. These functions will effectively protect the clutch and other powertrain components from mechanical abuse.
The hill-hold feature, which engages briefly after depression of the brake pedal when stationary, makes starting even more convenient. The hydro-electric control of the automatic clutch is unique in the industry, offering the benefit of particularly precise clutch actuation.
The driver’s ‘score’ is continuously displayed in percent for each category, letting the driver monitor progress on the trip computer. The driver can choose to see a total score or split it into four categories.
Scania Driver Support continually analyses data from sensors in the vehicle to help enhance driver performance. It coaches the driver with advice and hints underway and makes an accumulated assessment of driving style. Tips and scores are displayed in four categories in the instrument cluster.
What is measured?
Hill-driving: Uses gears, accelerator pedal and vehicle momentum in varying topography
Anticipation: Anticipates different situations, based on accelerations and decelerations as well as the interval between accelerating and braking
Brake use: Makes efficient use of the standard and auxiliary brake system (Scania Retarder and exhaust brake).
Choice of gears: Selects and shifts gears to match engine load and terrain
Using Scania Driver Support extends the positive effects of driver training courses. Tests have shown that Scania Driver Training can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% immediately. Combined with Scania Driver Support, variation in fuel consumption is also dramatically reduced from 15-20% to around 5%, indicating a much more consistent driving style.