New versions from DAF
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.
DAF Bus of Marlow has announced that the new versions of its mid and rear-engined coach chassis marketed in Britain will be available for the 1982/83 coaching season.
Originally announced earlier this year, the new version of the MB mid-engined chassis, the MB200 DKFL features the familiar 11.6-litre turbocharged engine uprated to produce 255bhp at 2,000rpm and 780 lb ft torque at 1,300rpm.
The chassis features full air suspension and optional fully automatic transmission using the ZF 5HP 500 gearbox. Standard gearbox is the ZF 56.90 sixspeed unit with GV90 splitter. The rear-engined SB2300 DI-IS has similar transmission options to its mid-engined stablemate. It is powered by the latest version of DAF's 8.25-litre engine, the DHS. This unit is rated to produce 244bhp at 2,400rpm and 688Ibft at 1,600rpm.
Both chassis will conform to West German Tempo 100 requirements,