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The Scania 4-series, is a truck model range which was introduced by Scania in 1995. It was the successor of the 3-series and it came in five engine combinations, three cabs and four chassis types. The 4-series was succeeded by the PRT-range in Europe in 2004, but production continued in Brazil until 2007.

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
AssemblySödertälje, Sweden (Scania AB)
Body and chassis
ClassHeavy truck
Body styleCOE
  • Day cab
  • Low cab
  • Topline
PredecessorScania 3-series
SuccessorScania PRT-range


Engine size

The engine sizes are 9, 11, 12, 14 and 16 litres - as usual for the 1-4 series except the new 12 and 16 litre engines - 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 vs M, H and E on the 3 series). The 3-digit number on the opposite corner in the front stands for horse power. This ranges from 230 to 580 hp.


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 optionally as a bench while waiting somewhere.

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