Scania AB is a Swedish automotive manufacturer that focuses on manufacturing commercial vehicles, specifically trucks, buses, and heavy lorries. Scania also manufactures diesel engines for application in marine, general industrial applications, and heavy vehicles. Scania was established in 1911 with its headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden.
In this article, we are briefly going to review 5 of the most popular Scania models in BE FORWARD in order to understand what makes them popular. Please read on
P Series (Truck)
The Scania P-series is a low forward control cab that was introduced in 2004 as part of a series of new trucks by Scania. The P-series is still in production as of 2021 and is available in several specifications to cater to specific needs.
The P-series has become so popular due to its efficiency, speed, and maneuverability. The P-series trucks are tough and rugged for off-road and construction applications but are also ideal for urban and regional distribution.
The P-series is available in four main cab options which are: P-Day Cab, P-Short Cab, P-Sleeper Cab, P-Special Cab.
Name Size (Height) Bed
P-Day cab Short (2790 mm) No
P-Short Cab Day cab (2790 mm) Yes, lower bed 700 mm
P-Sleeper Cab Low (2790 mm), Normal (3030 mm),
Yes, lower bed 700 mm
P-Special Cab Low-entry (2970 mm), crew cab (2800 mm),
long crew cab (2800 mm)
The earlier P-series were fitted with the EURO 3 engines, and these engines kept on evolving to EURO 4, EURO 5, EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle), and now EURO 6. All these engine specifications were offered in either a 9-liter or 13-liter engine, but EURO 6 has a 7-liter engine in its range as well.
Name 13-liter specs 9-liter specs Fuel
EURO 3 360/1750, 410/2000, and
460 hp/2250 Nm
250/1250 and 310
EURO 4 360/1850, 400/2100, and
440 hp/2300 Nm
250/1150 and 310
EURO 5 360/1850, 400/2100, and
440 hp/2300 Nm
250/1150 and 310
EEV 400/2100 and 400
270 hp/1200 Nm Ethanol (9-liter) and Diesel/
EURO 6 370/1950, 410/2150, and
450 hp/2350 Nm
1350, and 1400 ),
360 hp/1700 Nm
Ethanol (9-liter 280hp),
Gas (9-liter 280hp/
These engines were mated to an 8-speed or 12-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Scania 124 is a truck manufactured by the Swedish automotive manufacturer Scania. The 124 was part of the 4-series model range that commenced in 1995 and ended in 2007.
As part of the 4-series, the 124 is available in six main cab options which are: Day cab, Day-Low cab, Low cab, Normal cab, Topline, and Longline.
The front looks on the 4-series significantly changed from squares and straight lines to round and curved shapes. The grille design also changed by being horizontally split in two, allowing the lower part to flip open downwards creating a bench or a usable step for better reach while cleaning windows.
The 124 is also available in classes denoted by letters, whereby “L” stands for long-distance transportation on normal public roads, “D” stands for short-distance transportation on normal public roads, “C” denotes short-distance transportation on rough roads and construction areas, and “G” denotes short and long haul heavy-duty transportation on rough roads.
The Scania 124 comes fitted with a turbocharged 12-liter engine with an output that ranges between 220 hp and 530 hp.
R Series (Truck)
The Scania R-series is a high forward control cab that was introduced in 2004 as part of a series of new trucks by Scania. The R-series is still in production as of 2021 and is available in several specifications to cater to specific needs.
The R-series truck is available in five cab options which include R Day Low Cab, R Day Normal Cab, R Sleeper cab Low, R Sleeper Cab Normal, and R Sleeper Cab Highline.
R Series is a good-looking truck with a nice bumper fitted with LED daytime running lights and pronounced horizontal strips. The front looks feature a big windscreen, a radiator grille, and a big embossed SCANIA logo under the windscreen. On the sides, the tractor is fitted with side skirts of the same color as the cab. These side skirts have boosted the aerodynamic efficiency which eventually resulted in improved fuel efficiency by 0.6%.
Climb into the truck via the provided three steps and you are met with a premium finished cabin. Features include a wraparound dash, navigation, audio unit with CD, MP3, and FM, cubby holes, boxes, and cup holders. The sleeping cab features a 700mm upper bed and a 900mm lower bed.
The R Series is offered in several optional engines. The Euro 5 (Euro 6 engines are now available) compliant V8 engines have a power output that ranges between 500 and 730 hp. The R730 is the most powerful truck in the R-series lineup with 730 hp and 3500 Nm of torque. These engines are mated with an auto-manual Opticruise transmission.
The Scania 114 is a truck manufactured by the Swedish automotive manufacturer Scania. The 114 was part of the 4-series model range that commenced in 1995 and ended in 2007.
As part of the 4-series, the 114 is available in several cab options which are: Day cab, Day-Low cab, Low cab, Normal cab, High cab, and Bonneted.
The Scania 114 is available as a P-, R-, or T-Series. The P and R models are cab-over cabins, while the T bonneted. They are all good-looking trucks, but the bonneted T-series are very rare. The front looks of the cab-over trucks feature a big windscreen, a radiator grille, headlights, and an embossed SCANIA logo under the windscreen.
These trucks are available as dump trucks, tractors, flatbeds, and other specialized trucks depending on one’s needs.
The cabin is well designed with a wraparound dash that places all controls within the driver’s reach. There are several cubby holes, cup holders, trays, and pockets for storage.
The Scania 114 comes with a Euro 3 compliant 380 hp inline-6 diesel engine. The engine is mated with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Scania 94 is a truck manufactured by the Swedish automotive manufacturer Scania. The 94 was part of the 4-series model range that commenced in 1995 and ended in 2007.
As part of the 4-series, the 94 is available in several cab options which are: Day cab, Day-Low cab, Low cab, Normal cab, and High cab.
The 94 P-cab has a quiet, solid, attractive, and well-built interior designed to appeal to drivers, while its controls and instruments are clearly and sensibly laid out. The high-roofed longer sleeper cab has plenty of room, and the materials look and feel durable, but storage space is limited.
The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the multi-adjustable steering is so user-friendly.
The 94 comes fitted with a turbocharged 9.0-liter inline-6 diesel engine with 256hp and 1180Nm of torque. This engine is mated with an eight-speed manual transmission.
We have just reviewed 5 Most Popular Scania Models in BE FORWARD. We hope after you read through this review article, you are now in a position to know which one of these models best suits your requirements. Going through the information is vital, as each model reviewed has its pros and cons that you must be aware of to make an informed decision. Luckily, we have simplified your work. So if you want to buy a good truck, then consider any of the Scania trucks as they are good value for your money.
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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya