Scania R Series Trucks for Sale (155)

The Scania R-Series has been the dream truck for many driver and owner driver since its launch back in 2004.  The Swedish manufacturer is thought of as the ‘Porsche’ brand of the truck world – interesting since it is now under the same ownership, (VW).

One reason for the success of the model range is the rock-solid residual values that it enjoys.  Buy a late, low mileage example and it will still be worth something after running it for three years.  Another reason is Scania’s famous V8 engine fitted in the R-Series. The 16-litre V8 has been at the top of every truck buyer’s shopping list since its launch over 50 years ago– especially with a Topline cab.

Scania have launched a new flagship truck in 2016 called the S-Series which has relegated the R-Series into second place.

At the foot of this page we give an overview of the timeline – when the facelifts took place and which model years enjoyed technological upgrades.

Used Scania R-Series Trucks

More searches are carried out on Truckpages for used Scania R-Series trucks than any other model.  This could be down to truck buyers checking if they can afford an R580 – when they find out that they can’t then they may head off to the DAF pages for something more affordable to buy.

Used Scania R Series TruckUnusaual Used Scania R Series Truck - A V8 Scania 6x4 R730 Heavy Haulage CAT 3
Body
Specialist
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R420
Year
2007
Region
West Midlands
Location
2007 ( 57 Reg ) Scania R420 8×2 Rigid Rear lift Axle double tyre Manual gear box Sleeper cab 32,000 kgs Gross 509,761 kms x 15,500 + VAT
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2007 Scania R420 8X2 Rigid
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R450
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
West Midlands
Location
2 Pedal Opticruise, 475L, Climate Control, DAB Radio, Fridge, Twin Bunks, Finance Options Available
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Euro 6
Scania R450A6x2/2NA Tractor Unit Sleeper Euro – 6 – YD67OPX
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R470
Year
2004
Euro level
Euro 3
Region
East Midlands
Location
Scania R Type Series Sleeper Cab C/w 4 Point Can Air Suspension. Scania 470 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Scania 14 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox...
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SCANIA R470 6X2 TAG AXLE TRACTOR UNIT – 2004 – PX54 EJF
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R450
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
West Midlands
Location
2 Pedal Opticruise, 475L, Climate Control, DAB Radio, Twin Bunks, Choice of Vehicles, Finance Options Available
7
Euro 6
Scania R450A6x2/2NA Tractor Unit Sleeper Euro – 6 – KX67SFZ
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R580
Year
2016
Region
East Midlands
Location
Scania R Series Topline Twin Sleeper Cab Scania V8-580Bhp Turbo Charge Cooled Euro 6 Engine c/w Adblue After Treatment Multi Stage Retarder Scania 12 Speed 2 Pedal Opticruise Semi Automatic...
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SCANIA R580 V8 *EURO 6* TOPLINE 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT 2016 FN16 NUU
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R480
Year
2012
Region
East Midlands
Location
12 PLATE SCANIA R480 TOPLINE, 6X2 MIDLIFT, MANUAL GEARBOX, MOT 31ST MAY 2021, EXCELLENT CONDITION We can arrange shipping to any destination worldwide and can offer a variety of additional...
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2012 SCANIA R480 TOPLINE 6X2 MIDLIFT TRACTOR UNIT *MANUAL GEARBOX*
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Body
Tipper
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R360
Year
2011
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
West Midlands
Location
2011 Scania R360 8×4 Sleeper Cab Tipper on Springs Suspension Double Drive Double Diff 8 Speed Manual Gearbox Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination –...
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2011 Scania R360 8×4 Sleeper Cab Tipper – Sleeper Cab
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Body
Box
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R410
Year
2018
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
West Midlands
Location
2 Ped, GR875 gear Box, Retarder, Alcoa Durabrights, Full Air Suspension
7
Euro 6
Scania Irizar I6S K410 6×2*4 Rigid Crew Euro – 6 – YN18SFF
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R480
Year
2013
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
West Midlands
Location
2013 Scania R480 6×2 Midlift Topline Tractor Unit 12 Speed Opticruise Gearbox Twin Bunks Full Wind Deflector Kit Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination –...
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2013 Scania R480 Midlift Topline Tractor Unit – Sleeper Cab
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R420
Year
2008
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-06-22 Lot No: 16 6×2 – Midlift – Unit .VAT on Hammer: Y. FXZ9943
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2008 SCANIA R420 -SRS L-CLASS – 11705cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-06-22 at 09:00
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More Scania R Series Trucks Info

Scania R–Series – A Brief Background

Not sure which model year R-Series to buy?  Read our handy guide to the facelifts and design changes to Scania’s top truck.

Scania R 450 6x2 Highline with tanker trailer
Scania R 450 6×2 Highline with tanker trailer

2004 R-Series Launch

The Scania R-Series was launched as the successor to the outgoing 4-Series as far back as 2004.  There was a new cab and interior, but nonetheless had many parts in common with the outgoing 4-series.  And why not?  The 4-Series was a phenomenally successful truck for Scania which means that evolution is better as far as heavy trucks are concerned.

Hoping to capitalise on the numbers of trucks ordered as Euro 3 before the Euro 4 deadline in 2006, the R-Series was launched at Euro 3 with a choice of the DC11 at 340 to 380hp, the 11.7 litre DC12 and, of course, the 16-litre V8.  The Euro 4 versions available a few months later.  The full range of engines, including the V8 was available from 2005 in readiness for the Euro 4 deadline.  All Scania’s Euro 4 engines initially used EGR only with the exception of the V8 that required a combination of SCR and EGR to hit the standard.

The Opticruise transmission still required the use of a ‘clutch’ pedal for operation – this stayed until the facelift in 2009 when a 2 pedal version became available.

It was not until later in 2004 that the first examples were arriving in the UK in right had drive form.

The R-Series saw a simplification of the model naming convention.  Gone were the R124L450 etc. of the old 4 series.  In its place came a simple letter ‘R’ followed by the horsepower.  So, the R470 was born.  The R-series came with four roof heights at launch: low, normal, Highline and Topline.

2005 R-Series First Truck of the Year Title

2007 Euro 5 Standardised on R-Series

With a new DC13 12.7 litre engine replacing the smaller 11.7-litre DC12 unit, the R-Series saw a power increase at the launch of Euro 5 – albeit only by 10hp across the power ranges up to 480hp.  As with most emission standards over the years, Scania were early out of the blocks – two years before the Euro 5 deadline in this case.

2009 Facelift for R-Series

Again, Scania opted for evolution rather than revolution for the 2009 facelift.  The tell tales between a pre- and post- 2009 facelifted version are the grille and trim and a new screen to help the driver with driving improvement suggestions and fuel economy.

The third pedal was removed for the Opticruise automated gearbox,previously used for stopping and starting.

Watch the 2009 R-Series Video

 

2010 – Second Truck of the Year Title & New V8

2013 – R-Series Euro 6 Announced

The number of engines available for the R-Series was reduced at the time of the early launch of Scania’s Euro 6 offering. The smaller DC12 was dropped from the line up leaving the DC13, adding SCR only versions at 410 and 450hp in addition to the EGR/SCR combo at 450 and 490hp.  The 15-litre V8 was dropped in favour of the 16-litre with power outputs to 730hp.

2013 Streamline Cabs Introduced for R-Series

This was a move by Scania before the implementation to improve fuel economy through the addition of additional air flow management devices over the cab.

2016 Current Version R-Series Launched

Scania R Series 6x2 Tractor Unit & Trailer - 2016 Model Year
Scania R Series 6×2 Tractor Unit & Trailer – 2016 Model Year

 

The R-Series second generation came with an all-new cab, (designed with help from Porsche engineering) new interiors and reworked chassis.  Powered by the SCR only 13 litre engines with a choice of four outputs topping out at 500hp and, of course, the 16-litre V8 with three outputs to a whopping 730hp.

 

Scania quote fuel improvement figures for the new generation compared to the previous model of 3% from engine improvements and a further 2% from aerodynamics. Improvements to the speed of gear selection for the Opticruise will also see efficiency gains.

The R-Series retained its tunnel in the cab, with the newly launched flat floor version rebranded as the S-Series.

Check to see if the world’s first rollover curtain has been fitted to the used example you are looking at.  This is the future of truck safety.

Scania R Series Lineup
The new Scania R-Series is extremely modern-looking

 

Watch the Launch Video for the New Generation R-Series

 

2017- R-Series Wins Third Truck of the Year Title

Latest Scania R Series Trucks News

Who Makes The Greenest Truck?

Scania, it would seem if the results of a prestigious German test are to be believed. This is now the fifth year running that Scania has won Germany’s ‘Green Truck’ title. The organisers stipulated a gross train weight of 32 tonnes and up to 430 hp for the trucks that took on the 360 km test track north of Munich The press test competition is organised by two German truck trade magazines and over the years has become something of a world championship in transport efficiency for long-distance trucks. “The words that come to me are: ‘total success’ and ‘customer…

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New Scania R Series for 8×4 Tipper Work

It’s not every day you stumble across an R-Series 8x4 tipper, especially not a 540hp model.  What’s sure is that it stands a good chance at the traffic light grand prix with that power and that the driver will be wearing a smile at all times. Still, if the driver is also the managing director, then she can have the truck she wants. The new 32-tonne gross vehicle weight R 540 8x4 is equipped with a PPG Fabrications aggregate body The company is Shepton Mallet-based Father & Daughter Transport and will be using the truck on its roadstone and tarmacadam…

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Scania’s New 770HP V8 Range

This is big news.  Scania have revealed their new V8 with more power and better fuel economy.  The new Scania V8 now takes the title of the most powerful truck in series production in the world with 770hp. Replacing the outgoing 730hp V8, Scania leapfrogs fellow Swede, Volvo with ‘just’ 750hp in their flagship FH750 to take the world’s top power truck title.   Scania remain the only truck manufacturer at present that have a ‘V’ engine in their current truck range.  Even more impressive is the 770hp model achieves this using SCR only – no EGR in sight. This leaves…

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Problems with the Overhead Lines!

How many times has a poor station announcer had to tell waiting passengers that there is an issue with the overhead lines on the UK’s otherwise excellent rail network?   Plenty. We even hear it on the travel news on the radio when the subsequent delays are significant enough. They can’t suffer from the same issues on the German rail network, not only because there are never any delays, but also because they are considering overhead power lines for their motorway network. Yes, really. Scania's eHighway Truck seen at Germany's IAA in 2018 The Trials Since early July, the first…

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New Owner Driver buys Scania R520

There can be very few truck drivers on the road who don’t sometimes daydream about taking the plunge and taking the owner-driver route. Sitting at the wheel of their own truck. That truck in that dream would usually be a Scania R Series. After nearly 27 years working as a driver in the UK, that’s just what Simon McMahon did.  He went for the dream and bought himself a bright red, used Scania R 520. From Spuds to Scania V8s Since finishing school at the age of 15, McMahon has…

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Most Popular Scania R Series Model Variants

Scania R450 Trucks (38)

Launched from Euro 6 in the UK in 2014, all of the Scania R450 trucks you should find for sale on these pages should meet this standard.

Using Scania's 13-litre engine and SCR only approach to meeting the emissions standard, the 450hp  can run equally happily on diesel, HVO or Biodiesel without any changes required for the engine.

Available as a tractor unit or rigid, with either 4x2 or 6x2, the truck is available with manual or  Opticruise transmissions and a range of 5 cabs, with...

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Scania R440 Trucks (38)

A member of Scania’s R-Series family since its introduction for Euro 5 back in 2009 the 440 was the first time we saw Scania’s DC13 EGR engine (which was also available as a 400 and 480hp version.)

Rated at 440 HP, 2012 saw the R440 get an optional EGR or SCR operation for Euro 6.

Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the ‘third’ pedal (namely the clutch) – you will see details of ‘2-pedal Opticruise’ in certain...

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Scania R420 Trucks (25)

The Scania R420 trucks advertised at Truckpages will typically be from 2006 to 2012.

The earlier models before 2006 used the 11.7 litre DC12 engine at Euro 3. After 2006, Scania had the Euro 4 versions available - still using the DC12 but now fitted with EGR.

With the introduction of Euro 5 in 2009 the R420 remained - but as an SCR version whilst the upgrade was to have the new R440 with a 13-litre engine - the DC13 with EGR.

The R420 was finally discontinued with the retirement of the...

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Scania R500 Trucks (10)

R500 buyers need to look closely, as the same model designation could buy you a Euro 3, 15.6-litre, V8 DC16 version from 2004 onwards or a much more modern 13-litre straight 6 at Euro 6.

Use the filters wisely on the search facility on Truckpages to make sure you get the truck you are looking for.

The latest R500 trucks (from 2020) are SCR only and can run on up to 100% HVO

Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the...

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Scania R730 Trucks (1)

Used Scania R730 Trucks
These top of the range tractor units are not so common in the UK, as we don't have the mountainous terrain of some of our European cousins.

Nonetheless, truck operators do like to have a flagship tractor unit and will opt for the top power available at the time. Keep checking back for more examples of this V8 truck for sale on a regular basis.

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Other Model Variants of Scania R Series Trucks

R480 (20) | R580 (4) | R490 (4) | R470 (2) | R410 (2) | R360 (2) | R400 (2) | R380 (2) | R320 (1) | R520 (1) | R310 (1) | R340 (1) |