Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of its much awaited 3-axle Intercity Luxury Coach for the first time in India. The coach comes with an O 500 RSD 2436 chassis from Mercedes-Benz, while the body is assembled by the Indian partner company Sutlej Motors Ltd. Powered by the Euro III engine, the Mercedes-Benz 3-axle coaches has a rear engine with 6 vertical cylinders, turbocharged and intercooled delivering 1200 Nm of torque at a low rpm of 1400-1600. The smart suspension system is equipped a lifting mechanism that allows the chauffer to lift the height of the coach when the road conditions are bad.
The coach comes with ABS and the materials used for the coach body are certified as fire retardant. Passenger seats are mounted on a higher level from the aisle and are equipped with a mechanical reclining mechanism. Also, the coach maintains a perfect temperature with a well developed roof mounted AC. Other features of the coach include two LCD screens provided to make viewing more comfortable for the passengers. The coach also boasts a sufficiently large luggage compartment between the front and rear axels.