Engine Scania DC16

Engine Scania DC16

The Scania DC 16 engine as we know it today began production in 2010. The engine is equipped with a Scania XPI (Common Rail) battery-type fuel injection system, which allows it to meet the high environmental standards of Euro IV.

The DC16 is a 4-stroke, V-8, turbocharged, air-to-air intercooler. The engine displacement is an impressive 16 liters.


Manufacturer Scania
Also called DC 16
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system direct injection
Configuration V
Number of cylinders 8
Piston stroke, mm 154
Cylinder bore, mm 130
Compression ratio 16,7
Displacement, cc 16400
Power output, hp 550-770/1500
Torque output, Nm / rpm 3520/1300
Fuel type diesel
Firing order 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Euro standards Euro 4
Weight, kg 1340 (dry)
Dimensions, mm
— length
— width
— height

Engine systems

Consider the DC 16 motor systems.

Fuel system:
Engine Scania DC16 under the hood

  • Direct injection, electronically controlled Scania XPI battery fuel system (Common Rail);
  • fuel pre-filter with moisture separator (5 micron);
  • 2 fine fuel filters (3 micron).

Engine lubrication system:

  • engine lubrication pump;
  • full flow oil filter;
  • centrifugal oil cleaner (5-7 microns);
  • oil cooler integrated in the unit

Air and gas exhaust system:

  • air cleaner with air filter clogging indicator;
  • turbocharger with wastegate solenoid valve and intercooler;
  • protection on exhaust manifolds.

Cooling system:

  • liquid cooling radiator;
  • air-to-air charge air cooler;
  • 965 mm push-type fan with protective grille;
  • water pump, thermostat.

DC16 motor schematic

  1. Turbocharger;
  2. Starter;
  3. Oil dipstick;
  4. Draining coolant;
  5. Fuel filter;
  6. Oil filter;
  7. Oil filler neck;
  8. Engine control unit;
  9. Centrifugal oil filter;
  10. Type designation and engine serial number;
  11. Coolant pump;
  12. Oil plug.

Explanation of DC 16 marking

DC Diesel engine with turbocharger and air-cooled intercooler.
16 Total working volume, dm3.

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