Colin-on-Cars – See Africa in style

With tourism steadily returning to normal, Mercedes-Benz Buses has launched a new Coach Chassis that comes packaged with an all-inclusive Service and Maintenance Contract package and in-house tailor-made finance solutions through Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS).

The new 0500 RSD 2442 Coach Chassis is specifically designed for Sothern Africa conditions and allows operators a wide spectrum of choice in tailoring the bodies to suit their specific needs.

Jason Brunninger, General Manager Mercedes-Benz Buses says: “I am elated as we officially present our new 0500 RSD 2442 Coach Chassis, which ticks all the boxes in the coach segment.

“The introduction of this model marks an important milestone in the continued expansion of our product range, and further strengthen our commitment in the bus and coach industry across the region.


“I am excited to say that the future of our industry has never been this bright and as Mercedes-Benz Buses, we remain committed in keeping Africa moving – proving mobility solutions that not only add value to our customer’s businesses but to our country’s economic growth as well”.

The new 0500 RSD 2442 Coach Chassis comes standard with a 6-cylinder, OM 457 engine coupled with a new automatic gearbox that ensures maximum efficiency, reliability, and durability.

Safety in the new Coach Chassis includes systems such as the electronic brake system (EBS), electronic stability control (ESP) and anti-lock braking system.


Also standard is the ASR-anti slip regulation which limits wheel spin in wet and gravel conditions. This provides huge savings on tyres and maintenance costs.

Furthermore, comfort and ease of operation are at the core in the new Coach Chassis with better driver ergonomics – offering automatic transmission, adjustable steering column, cruise control and air suspension with level control.

The new cluster provides the drivers’ area with a completely new interface for information and communication, making it easier to view and manage different functions, creating less distraction.

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