Volvo B9R


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9600 series launched with D8 (8 litre engine)!! Not 13 litre in 13.5 m bi-axle and 15 m tri axle configuration.
When bus is speed locked at 80 or 100 kmph, what fun to have more powerful engine?

Moneycontrol: Volvo 9600 intercity sleeper buses launched; hybrid and electric variants unlikely.
Volvo 9600 intercity sleeper buses launched; hybrid and electric variants unlikely

Volvo 9600 platform is powered by a Volvo D8K 8 liter engine offering 348.66 hp power at 2,200 rpm and 1,350 Nm torque at 1,200-1,600 rpm. This fuel efficient engine is designed to minimize TCO and maximize uptime thereby being highly cost efficient while the chassis includes an I-Shift automated manual gearbox with electronic braking and hill start assist.
Volvo Buses India launches intercity Volvo 9600 platform - ET Auto

From my memory:
B8R: 290 HP, 1200 N-m [Specifications ]
B9R: 360 HP; 1600 N-m
B11R: 380 [13.8m] or 410 HP [14.5 or 15 m]: 2000 N-m Torque. [Specifications ]

So Volvo seems to have re-worked the B9R engine to have have reduced bore / Torque and power closer to B9R engine.

Now when Ashok Leyland launches their 3 Axle / 15 m bus, need to see how the market responds.
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Prawas fever

First of its class, Tata Marcopolo Magna fully built 2/1 sleeper coach on Tata 13.5m chassis launched at Prawas 3.0 , 2022 , Hyderabad

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