A rare beast in the UK used truck market, we are starting to see examples of Scania’s latest flagship the S Series for sale in the UK’s used market from 2021 but larger numbers won’t be seen until 2023 or later.
This new cab supersedes the R Series (which still continues production) as the top cab in the Scania range and obviously the one that all the drivers are yearning for.
The cab is a flat floor design and comes in two heights – ‘Normal’ and ‘Highline’ which gives the upper bunk an additional 10-20 centimetres space – and, of course, extra standing height for the driver inside the cab.
Ergonomic alterations around the positioning of the dashboard, the seats and the steering wheels means that the driver has a better view of the road than in the R-Series equivalent.
Choose from the 13-Litre with SCR only (no EGR) with outputs of 370, 410, 450 and 500HP or push the boat out and go for the famous, 16-litre Scania V8 with ratings at 520, 580, 650 and a whopping 730hp.
The S Series has a choice of 8-speed range-change gearbox, 12-speed range-splitter gearbox or the Opticruise G33M gearbox (for higher output engines from 500hp). For fans of driving backwards, the Opticruise gearbox effectively has 8 reverse speeds.
If you fancy an S-Series, but don’t have the budget, think about checking out the older Scania R-Series trucks.
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We are supposed to be calling them Scania 730S thanks to a court ruling in Mercedes favour. Even though it says 730S on the cab everyone is still following the rest of Scania's model naming and actually calling them S730 trucks.
Whatever you call them, this is the top model (in the UK at least) of Scania's flagship truck model.
First seen in 2016 it took some years to arrive on the UK's roads in right hand drive form.
Used Scania S730 Trucks
Using Scania's V8 16-litre ending the 730hp...