History of MAN SL202 Urban Bus
Between 1986 and 1989 Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch all ready to for next City Bus to built from Bus Builders from Coachwork International Plants in Auckland and Palmerston North and purchased MAN SL202 buses with CWI B45+27D bodies with the D2866 engine, with higher power and torque figures. These engines have a capacity of 11.967 litres (730.3 cu in) and maximum output at 2,200 rpm, the design is similar to the OM447h engine of the Mercedes-Benz O405. The bodies are the German "Stadt 80" design. For New Plymouth and Christchurch these were the last buses purchased before privatisation. The buses are all equipped with ZF automatic transmissions. Those for Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth have 5 speed transmissions. The Wellington buses have 4 speed ZF transmissions and a lower differential ratio. While this means they perform well on the hills they have a maximum top speed of 75kph.
Most of theses SL202's are still on the roads with new bus companies and few got scrapped for aged expired.
New Zealand Coachwork International MAN SL202 Links
- Auckland Regoinal Authority MAN SL202 from 1689 to 1757 Click Here
- Wellington City Transport MAN SL202 from 141 to 170 Click Here
- New Plymouth City Council MAN SL202 from No 1 to 11 Click Here
- Christchurch Transport Board MAN SL202 from 612 to 669 Click Here
- Designline MAN SL202 former Christchurch Transport Board 670 Click Here