Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg SG 220

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MAN SG 220
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Years of manufacture 1978 to 1983
Length 16.5 or 18 metres
Width 2500 or 2578 millimetres
Power/Fuel Diesel

The Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg SG 220 was an articulated transit bus built from 1978 to 1983. It was available in 16.5 or 18 metre lengths and had a horizontal diesel engine mounted under the floor in the front section.

Use in the United States

In 1972, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration initiated the Superbus project, which examined the use of articulated buses in transit service. MAN and Volvo each sent an articulated bus demonstrator to the United States for evaluation. In 1976, two solicitations (one from Seattle and another from a consortium of cities) awarded AM General two contracts for 398 articulated buses in total.[1] AM General, the only manufacturer to submit a bid, had partnered with MAN to produce the buses. They were built in West Germany and assembled in the United States from 1978 to 1979.[2]

When the partnership with AM General ended, MAN formed their United States division MAN Truck and Bus Corporation in 1980. They opened their own manufacturing facility in Cleveland, North Carolina and began producing the SG 310.

Model number Length Number of doors
SG-220-16.5-2A 16.5m 2
SG-220-18-2A 18m 2
SG-220-18-3A 18m 3


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  1. Transit Bus Manufacturer Profiles. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Technical Assistance, Office of Bus and Paratransit Systems, Springfield, Va;Washington, DC;, 1982.
  2. "Momentum for new bus fleet speeds up." Transit Times. September 1976: 6-7. Web.