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February 23, 2018

Mercedes-Benz OF 917 is "Right-Sized" 32-Seater Bus

Auto Nation Group, Inc. recently launched the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus, a high-decker passenger coach, to highlight the brand’s expanding product line-up in the commercial vehicle segment in the Philippines.

Unknown to many, Mercedes-Benz has been making buses since 1895 in Mannheim, Germany and the legacy continues today, with the same engineering DNA embodied in the OF 917 Midi Bus. With the chassis manufactured by Mercedes-Benz in India then assembled with an Alpha M8 body in Malaysia, the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus is an Asian product for the Asian market.

“We are very proud to showcase the OF 917 Midi Bus, a truly world-class product that was designed and manufactured with the Asian market in mind. Ideal for transportation companies and private institutions, customers will find the OF 917 Midi Bus to be a wise investment,” said Joseph Ayllón, assistant vice president for public relations, Auto Nation Group, Inc.

The high-decker OF 917 Midi Bus is sized perfectly, making it the ideal transport vehicle for a group of passengers traveling within the city or out of town.  Its dimensions put the Midi Bus in between the small bus (6 meters) and large bus (12 meters) categories, and offers more space and capacity than vans and coasters. Even with a length of nine meters, the OF 917 is maneuverable in the streets of Manila and nearby towns.

The OF 917 Midi Bus is powered a Euro 5 emissions compliant turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine putting out 170 horsepower at 2,500 rpm and 520 Nm of toque at 1,500 rpm. It is also fuel efficient, where a full tank of fuel will enable it to cover a distance of 1,000 kilometers.

The bus unveiled by Auto Nation Group, Inc. features a 32 reclining seat configuration, with standard amenities including a rear compartment luggage space of 4,783 liters, one of the largest storage capacities in its class. Other features include high capacity roof-mounted air conditioning, electrically-operated outward swing-type passenger door with remote control, and emergency escape roof hatch.

“This is the standard configuration and package that we offer, but we will be happy to work with the customer on their preferred seating configuration, seat covering and other amenities to meet their needs,” said Don Ramos, assistant vice president for Commercial Vehicles, Auto Nation Group.

The Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus standard edition is priced at P 4,900,000.  For inquiries, customers may call 63 2 784 5000 extension 5155 or 5161.

1 comment:

  1. Wala po ba ung Brochure and Specs niyan?

    Thank you.


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