The O 500 U 1726 bus chassis was developed for urban and city applications. The chassis is able to receive bodies of up to 12,5 meters in length. The chassis is lower, thus allowing easier entry into the bus.
O 500 U 1726 chassis incorporates the advantages of the Mercedes-Benz technology, providing high performance in most severe operating and road conditions. The full air suspension provides outstanding Mercedes-Benz comfort and safety to passengers. For city operations, O 500 U 1726 is available in automatic transmission and integrated retarder.
The new turbo charged and inter-cooled OM 906 LA engine (6 cylinders) introduces a new relation of output and torque in this category, which allows superior drive performance in intensive city traffic.
Comparing players that are in the same segment, the O 500 U 1726 has an increase of 30% in net power braking. In addition, this vehicle has the competitive advantages of fuel economy - the result of the low displacement, 6 374 cm³, and electronic management of direct injection system.