A New Marine Option From Scania
By Jack Burke04 December 2017
Scania said it is strengthening its position in the marine engine segment with the launch of a new six-cylinder 13 L inline engine. The new engine combines new power levels ranging from 650 to 925 hp and reduced fuel consumption, Scania said.
It’s the second platform in Scania’s marine engine portfolio to use common rail XPI fuel injection technology to reach higher power levels and lower fuel consumption. XPI technology was first introduced in Scania’s marine engine offering in 2015 when the 1150 hp V8 engine was launched. However, the system has been used in Scania’s engines for trucks and industrial applications since 2007, so the new engine benefits from a wealth of experience of this technology.
As well as lowering fuel consumption and noise levels, the common-rail XPI fuel injection system also gives a faster engine response and a quicker torque build-up, said Torben Dabrowski, global product manager, Marine at Scania Engines.
“With the new power output levels, Scania is reinforcing its class-leading power-to-weight ratio and allowing our customers to increase their range of operation within current application areas, thanks in large part to the new Scania XPI fuel system,” Dabrowski said.
“This new engine will give planing workboats a solution that meets their commercial power needs, exceeds other competitor engine’s duty-cycles while meeting emissions requirements. The high power and weight savings will allow designers the flexibility to add these EPA Tier 3 engines, up to 800 hp, without needing complex aftertreatment.” said Alberto Alcalá, marine sales manager at Scania USA.