Scania fuel saver
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NEWPORT Borough estimates it has improved the fuel consumption of its Scania N112DR double-deckers by specifying turbocharged engines.
Following trials with a vehicle equipped with a turbocharged Scania DN11 engine, it has had this type of engine fitted in its eight latest double-deckers and plans to fit them in another eight just ordered.
Turbocharging retains a power output of 192hp, but it is now developed at 1,800rpm instead of 2,200rpm.
One of Newport's Alexander-bodied Scanias leads a Marshall example through the borough.
After specifying Marshall bodywork on its earlier N112DR double-deckers, it switched to Alexander R-type bodies for its latest eight. The new order calls for East Lancs bodies, the first ever bought by Newport.
Newport is the only British repeat customer for the N112, a model which an optimistic Scania estimated in 1979 would take about 10 per cent of the British double-deck market.