DAIMLER CHRYSLER COMMERCIAL BUSES NA Download PDF Report
Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses NA submitted a model SLF 200/35’, diesel-powered 32 seat (including the driver) 36-foot bus, for a partial STURAA test in the 12 yr/500,000 mile category. The Federal Transit Administration determined that the following tests would be performed; 4. Performance, 6. Fuel Economy and 7. Interior and Exterior Noise tests. Testing started on December 17, 2003 and was completed on January 30, 2003. The Check-In section of the report provides a description of the bus and specifies its major components.
The performance of the bus is illustrated by a speed vs. time plot. Acceleration and gradeability test data are provided in Section 4, Performance. The average time to obtain 50 mph was 32.61 seconds.
A Fuel Economy Test was run on simulated central business district, arterial, and commuter courses. The results were 3.06 mpg, 4.06 mpg, and 6.50 mpg respectively; with an overall average of 3.93 mpg.
A series of Interior and Exterior Noise Tests was performed. These data are listed in Section 7.1 and 7.2 respectively.