Scania Launches the new G 540 XT Truck

New 540 hp engine delivers more torque and better fuel efficiency for tipper and dog operators.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia
Armed with the 540 hp six-cylinder SCR-only Euro 6-compliant engine delivering a 2700 Nm of torque, the G 540 XT rides on an elevated chassis for great ground clearance. The XT is equipped with quarry and construction site friendly features that protect the lights and the front of the vehicle, supported by a 150 mm protruding steel bumper with integrated tow-hook, as well as a front under bumper bash-plate.

Scania introduced the XT range of hard-working trucks for the booming construction, civil engineering and infrastructure sector in late 2018.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia
Now equipped with the six-cylinder in Scania’s family of lightweight, fuel modular engines, the 540 XT is ready for the toughest tipper duties. Scania’s typical tipper and dog specification for the G 540 XT has a 25,900 kg GVM and a 75,000 kg GCM.

Peak torque is available between 1000 and 1300 rpm. The engine majors on low-down driveability, with the torque to make shifting loads uphill seamless.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia

The 540 hp engine is suited to operations where there is a high demand for power and driveability, and where front axle weight is critical. The inline six-cylinder engine saves around 300 kg over the front axle compared with the Scania V8s.

The 540 hp engine adds 40 extra horsepower and 150 Nm more torque to the previous six-cylinder flagship, which nonetheless continues to be offered.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia

The performance enhancement to boost output from 500 hp to 540 hp comes courtesy of Scania XPI fuel injection, and a new ball-bearing fixed geometry turbocharger which delivers more useable grunt while retaining fuel efficiency.

Updates include new friction-reducing coatings on pistons, rings and bores, increased compression rates and higher cylinder pressures, the adoption of smart auxiliary pumps, and modified inlet and exhaust manifolds, all of which work to reduce fuel consumption by up to 2.5%.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia

Exhaust software control and updated aftertreatment also contribute to the overall fuel savings.

The 540 hp engine is mated to a Scania GRSO905R overdrive 14-speed gearbox, with ratios selected via the Scania fully automated Opticruise gearshift, and braking is assisted by the Scania R 3500 Retarder. The G 540 XT is fitted with a class-leading cooling package for hilly terrain and heavy loads.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia

The G 540 XT tipper is fitted with a high level of active and passive safety systems, including side curtain roll-over protection airbags and a steering wheel-mounted airbag as standard. Further advanced safety features include advanced emergency braking (AEB), electronic stability program (ESP), lane departure warning (LDW), adaptive cruise control (ACC), driver and passenger seat belt pretensioners, auto hill hold, and LED head and taillights.

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia

Dean Dal Santo, Director of Truck Sales for Scania Australia, says:

“Scania is very pleased to add the 540 hp engine to the very successful XT family for construction and civil engineering tipper work. We expect this combination to be very popular as it offers an excellent mix of performance and economy.” 


“Scania continues to provide greater torque than its rivals at identical horsepower outputs and the new 540 XT is no different, giving our customers an advantage in terms of driveability and fuel efficiency.”


“The Scania 540 engine has proven itself to be frugal and powerful on Australian roads in the eight months that it has been available for haulage operations. We know that construction and infrastructure work has equally tough operating environments: high payloads, gruelling city driving in congested streets as well as for the drivers, long hours behind the wheel. That’s why the combination of Scania’s traditional strengths of comfortable and quiet operation will be enhanced further with the addition of this more potent, higher output engine.” 

The new G 540 XT Truck. Courtesy of Scania Australia'
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