DAIMLER SHOWCASES LATEST LOW-NOISE, EURO 6 BUSES AT BUSVIC 2019

Photography by: Fabian Cotter + courtesy Mercedes-Benz Australia


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Mercedes-Benz presented two new Euro 6 buses and a factory-converted minibus at the 2019 BusVic Expo and Maintenance Conference, held recently at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

DAIMLER SHOWCASES LATEST LOW-NOISE, EURO 6 BUSES AT BUSVIC 2019
At BusVic 2019, Mercedes-Benz presented its latest Euro 6, low-noise diesel buses.

Meeting strict Euro 6 emission standards and featuring reduced low-noise levels, the buses are said to enable operators to "…reduce emissions with the backing of Mercedes-Benz and its trusted national support network."

A new-release BCI luxury coach body complemented the MB O500RF model; its sleek exterior design is matched by a spacious new interior, including a stylish new-look dashboard, the company states.

The O500RF also features the 10.7-litre OM470 Euro 6 engine linked to an eight-speed automated manual transmission. It delivers substantial performance with 390hp and 1900Nm, while also returning impressive fuel economy, it’s claimed.

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TASSIE TIGER

Mercedes-Benz also proudly presented a smart new bus prepared for Tasmania’s Manion’s Coaches - an O500LE low-floor city bus with an attractive Express body attached, the company states.

This model features the 7.7-litre OM936LA Euro 6 engine, which delivers 299hp and 1200Nm while achieving excellent fuel economy, says Mercedes-Benz.

According to the company this model is known for its low cost of ownership thanks not only to its fuel efficiency, but also its extended service intervals.

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FACTORY CONVERSION

Perhaps most interestingly from a localised on-demand service point of view, Mercedes-Benz also featured a City 45 Minibus on its stand.

This fully integrated 17-seat bus boasts, "…super-low running costs compared to larger buses," the company states.

Its compact design also makes it perfect for work in tight spaces such as city lanes and suburban streets, it explains.

Powered by a 2.1-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission, the City 45 Minibus is a Sprinter-based model converted at the factory and comes with a three-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty from the manufacturer, says MB.

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