Chennai – Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) today launched the all-new BharatBenz intercity coach. The 16-tonne, 238 hp (175 kW) front-engine inter-city travel coach adds to BharatBenz’ expansive portfolio of school, staff and tourist buses (9-tonne segment).
Markus Villinger, Managing Director Daimler Buses India says the 16T BS-IV BharatBenz intercity coach is designed to offer safety and comfort for passengers and drivers, more value for operators, and to capture opportunities in this growing segment.
The 12-metre 16T BS-IV BharatBenz intercity bus offer best-in-class cabin space distribution for easy seating with 790 mm of legroom for passengers. Wider windows make for panoramic views. Front and rear air suspensions are calibrated with chassis performance to tide over jerks. Acoustic insulation is optimised for the front mounted engine to reduce cabin noise. Air conditioning with engine driven compressor keeps passengers and drivers in the lap of comfort.
BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles use a SCR technology system used in Daimler commercial vehicles worldwide. In addition to improved fuel economy and lower maintenance costs, SCR technology permits BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles to run on BS-III fuel, if required. SCR tech uses aqueous urea-based AdBlue fluid sprayed into the exhaust stream to break down nitrogen oxide emission into nitrogen and water. AdBlue consumption is markedly low, resulting in few refill intervals.
It’s robust aluminique body meets roll over safety standards as per the AIS-031 CMUR Bus Body Code. Fabricated without welded parts, the lightweight structure is strong, and lowers its centre of gravity for optimised stability. Wider brake lining (410 x 220 for all four tyres) ensures safer, and better braking distance. Anti-skid top layer vinyl flooring, and use of fire retardant materials secures passenger safety in case of an emergency.
BharatBenz intercity coach scripts lower cost of ownership. Lower gross vehicle weight, aerodynamic body design and tubeless tyres, reduce drag and rolling resistance, to improve fuel efficiency, and performance. Oil change and gearbox oil change intervals are earmarked at 100,000 km. Extended warranty, ans annual maintenance packages covering body and chassis are on offer.
A sleeper coach built by JCBL on the 12-metre 16T BS-IV BharatBenz intercity chassis was also on display today. Below you can see the same in image gallery.