P124 CB8x4HZ 400, R144 LA4x2NB 530 – what do the letters mean?
The type designations of the Scania 4-series are based on the chassis class concept and to other customer-oriented factors. The models launched so far belong to the C- and L-classes. C-class vehicles are intended for tough on- or off-road use at GVWs up to 150 tonnes. L-class vehicles are designed specifically for highway operation at up to 60 tonnes.
First section, cab and engine: R144 LA4x2NB 530
P = low-mounted forward-control cab CP14 day cab
R = high-mounted forward-control cab CR14 day cab
CR19 sleeper cab
CR19T high-roof sleeper cab – Topline
The figures denote the swept volume rounded off in litres:
12 = 12-litre engine charge-cooled DSC12
14 = 14-litre engine charge-cooled DSC14
4 = 4-series
2nd section, chassis: R144 LA4x2NB 530
Depending on the strength and build-up of the frame and chassis components,
Scania 4-series trucks are organised in chassis classes:
C = mostly low-mileage operation on- or off-road requiring high ground clearance
and good mobility at gross weights up to 150 tonnes
L = mostly high-mileage highway operation at gross weights up to 60 tonnes.
Other chassis classes will follow.
Two basic chassis designs are available:
A = tractor (N.B. first A)
B = basic (N.B. first B)
4-series chassis will be available in several relative heights:
N = normal
H = high Other frame heights will follow.
A large number of wheel configurations will cover all needs in the heavy segment
(other configurations will follow).
C-class 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x4
L-class 4x2 and 6x2
A = leaf front (parabolic on L-class), air rear (N.B. second A)
B = air front, air rear (N.B. second B)
Z = parabolic or multi-leaf springs all-round
3rd section, engine power: R144 LA4x2NA 530
The output of the engine is rounded off to the nearest 10 hp:
400 = 400 hp, 460 = 460 hp, 530 = 530 hp