A press release this morning from SinterCast states: “Following successful technical support of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) product development, an undisclosed major European commercial vehicle OEM has ordered a SinterCast System 3000 to enable independent CGI series production in its captive foundry. At the request of the OEM, the details of the installation and the engine application remain confidential.”
Other power outputs of the Scania V8 are 500, 560 and 620bhp. These engines use the ground-breaking XPI fuelling system. The 16.4-litre engine is the only member of Scania’s V-8 line-up to use CGI to date. This again not only demonstrates the industry’s need for CGI as power ratings increase, but the ‘irreversible trend’ towards CGI for state-of-the-art commercial vehicle engines.
In 2012, Scania delivered 61,051 trucks, 6,350 buses and coaches, and 7,063 engines, according to the company's latest year-end report. Scania has truck plants in Sweden, France, Holland and Brazil; engines are made only in Sweden.