Volkswagon 17.240 OT


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Although Volkswagon confines themselves to build small buses in Germany, they offer a number of full size bus and coach chassis in Brazil with the co-operation with MAN and Brazilian Ford.

The 17.240 OT is an interurban bus chassis built for Brazilian market. It is the first rear-engined bus chassis produced by this make. Production started in 2003.

Specifications (interurban bus):
Chassis type: 17.240 OT
Chassis configuration: rear engine conventional driveline
Length: 11497mm
Width: 2471mm
Front overhang: 2300mm
Rear overhang: 3217mm
Wheelbase: 6000mm
1st axle type: Mentor FF844
1st axle weight: 6500kg
2nd axle type: Mentor RS-23-155
2nd axle weight: 11500kg
Gross vehicle weight: 18000kg
Engine type: MWM 6.10 TCA
Engine capacity: 6.450 litres
Maximum power: 178.9kW @ 2400rpm
Maximum torque: 843Nm @ 1600rpm
Transmission type: Eaton FS 6406A manual
1st gear ratio: 9.01:1
2nd gear ratio: 5.27:1
3rd gear ratio: 3.22:1
4th gear ratio: 2.04:1
5th gear ratio: 1.36:1
6th gear ratio: 1.00:1
Reverse gear ratio: 8.63:1
Optional transmission type: ZF 4HP500 Automatic
Tire size: 295/80 x 22.5
Suspension type: air suspension with stabilizer, hydraulic double acting telescopic shock absorber


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Page created: 16 May 2004