Scania 4-series

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Scania Four-Series
Scania 114L-Heisterkamp (NL)-2003.jpg A Scania 4-series road tractor / prime mover with Topline cab in a typical European export setup
Manufacturer Scania
Scania AB
Also called 5-Series (2004–2009)
6–Series (2009–Present)
Production 1995–present
Assembly Södertälje, Sweden (Scania AB)
Body and chassis
Class Heavy truck
Body style


  • Day cab
  • Highline
  • Topline
Platform Scania DC Platform
Engine Scania P-Series (DC916, DC917, DC918)
Scania R-Series (DC12, DC15 and DC18 V8)
Predecessor Scania 3-series
Successor Scania 5-Series (2004–2009)
Scania 6-Series (2009–present)
For buses, see Scania 4-series (bus).

The Scania G/P/R-Series, formerly Scania 4-series, is a truck model range which was produced by Scania in 1995 as the 1996 model. It was the successor of the 3-series and it came in five engine combinations and four chassis types. Production of Scania 4-series was stopped after its successors P-series, R-series and G-series were starting in 2004.[1]


Engine size

The engine sizes are - as usual for the 1-4 series - shown in the model name with a number constructed by the cylinder volume in litres followed by the generation of truck. This way a 14-litre engine in the 4-series will be a 144.

Chassis type

The letter, following the number describes the chassis type, but in the 4-series this code changed compared to former series (L, D, C and G in 4-series). The 3-digit number on the opposite corner in the front stands for horse power. This ranged up to 530 bhp, dwarfed by Scania's top of the line truck with 730 bhp.


The 4-series changed the well-known Scania front look from quite square and lined to new round and curved shapes. The new cab design also split the grill horizontally in two, making the lower part flip down to make a step usable for better reach when cleaning windows or eventually as a bench while waiting somewhere.


The 4-series was succeeded by the R/P/G-series in 2004. This is technically the 5-series. Chassis type and engine size are no longer visible on the front side in 5-series.

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