Scania R 480: Lower Price for Euro-5

The Scania R 480 is available with the engine options Euro-5 and Euro-6. Some time ago, the magazines lastauto omnibus and FERNFAHRER took the trouble to test which standard is cheaper for carriers. The Euro-6 engine scored surprisingly well regarding fuel consumption; however, this is offset by the extra cost of approx. 12 000 € for a this new tractor. Euro-6 tractors are therefore only cost-effective if they also have significant advantages regarding road toll. It is currently not clear whether there will be a special toll class for Euro-6 engines. And even if this happens, it would have to be a clear difference in the toll per mile for Euro-5 and Euro-6 engines. Experts assume that it would require a difference of at least 6.5 cents/mile (4 cents/km). It therefore may not always be worthwhile to bet on the latest technology.