SÃO PAULO, BRASILIEN, November 2015. Scania and Allison Transmission recently announced the launch of the latest solution for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) market in Brazil. The 28-meter, bi-articulated bus integrating a fully automatic transmission optimized by Allison engineers, delivers superior reliability, fuel efficiency and performance.
The new front-engine bus has a 360 hp Scania Euro 5 engine and an Allison six-speed, fully
￼￼automatic transmission. Specially tailored by Allison engineers in Brazil to be integrated into the
￼bi-articulated powertrain, the result of this joint effort is the B 516R transmission with retarder.
￼Allison Automatics are essential to improving reliability, drivability and safety, while reducing
￼vehicle operating costs. Additionally, the retarder allows the bus to slow with less wear on the
￼braking system for better control and manueverability.
￼“The customization process for this bi-articulated bus began with selecting a wide ratio gear set
as our base model choice for this joint effort with Scania. Engineered with the incorporation of a
high-capacity heat exchanger and unique operational software, we are very proud of the B
516R project,” said Celso A. João, application engineering manager for Allison in South
After launching in other Latin America countries, Scania and Allison are now introducing this
￼locally produced bi-articulated bus to the Brazilian city bus market.
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