Girardin Minibus G5

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Girardin Minibus G5
Girardin Minibus G5 200
Years of manufacture 2005 to present
Length 252.5 to 310.5 inches
Width 96 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel & Gasonline
Girardin Minibus G5 200

The Girardin G5 is a line of high floor type-A school bus offered on both Ford and GM chassis with dual rear wheels. The G5 is also available in a activity and commercial bus configurations. Commercial buses have more ergonomic seating with greater seat pitch and other amenities. All configurations are available with a wheelchair lift as an option.

Girardin introduced the G5 at the National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show on November 1st, 2005 in Austin Texas. Regular production commenced in January 2006, and the first vehicle rolled off the assembly line on February 8th, 2006. The G5 replaced the MB-IV in Girardin's offerings, however the narrow body MB-II remains in production.[1]

Models

Model number Chassis Length
(inches)
Height
(inches)
MB-IV 100 Ford 252.5 111
GM 263.5
MB-IV 200 Ford 278.5 113
GM 289.5
MB-IV 200C Ford 278.5 118
GM 289.5
MB-IV 300D Ford 310.5 118
GM N/A N/A
MB-IV 900 Ford 310.5 113
GM N/A N/A

Specifications

Ford chassis

Engine

  • Ford 5.4 litre (gasoline)
  • Ford 6.0 litre (diesel)
  • Ford 6.8 litre (gasoline)

Transmission

  • 5 speed auto

Capacity

  • up to 30 passengers

GM/Chevy chassis

Engine

  • GM 6.0 litre (gasoline)
  • GM 6.6 litre (diesel)

Transmission

  • 4 speed auto

Capacity

  • up to 30 passengers

Operators

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References

  1. [https://web.archive.org/web/20060418061132/http://www.girardin.com/index.php?pageId=23 Girardin press release (archived)[