Scania Buses & Coaches

Clutch protection

The forces transmitted from the engine, through the gearbox, to the rear axle and onto the road surface are astonishing. In-between is the clutch with its two friction surfaces that have to get it all moving. Scania has developed several protective features that ensure a long and trouble-free service life for the clutch.

Launch control
This standard feature reduces clutch wear and improves performance when pulling away from a standstill. It is particularly useful in conditions of high driving resistance, e.g. starting uphill or heavily laden. This is how it works for the driver:
  • Select the desired engine revs for starting with the accelerator.
  • Engine management maintains these revs during clutch slip-in.
  • This makes clutch engagement particularly easy.