Motor Coach Industries Vehicle Identification Number Explanation

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Current

Effective November 13, 2020 a new VIN methodology was introduced for 2021 and later coaches. This was done to bring the common features of MCI and New Flyer VINs together. Digits 4, 6 and 8 in particular are now the same function as in New Flyer VINs. [1] The Crookston, Minnesota New Flyer plant has been added as a final MCI assembly point.[2] The Series field now includes more detailed model information including a separate entry for the D45 CRT LE. [3] Effective March 2022, the model designations for D40 CRT and D45 CRT were discontinued and replaced with D40 CRT LE and D45 CRT LE.[4]

The first known sightings of these new format VINs was on a run of 58 buses built for New Jersey Transit. These new VINs started with Units 82843-82900.

Digit position Designation Description
1-3

1M8
2MG

World Manufacturer Identifier

USA
Canada

4

B
C
D
H

Propulsion

Battery Electric
Compressed Natural Gas
Diesel
Hybrid-Electric

5

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Series

J3500 and J4500
D4000 and D4500
D4000 ISTV
D40 CRT LE and D45 CRT LE
D4020 and D4520
D4020 ISTV
D4005 and D4505

6

F
K
W

Body Length

40 Foot
35 Foot
45 Foot

7

2
3
4
5
6
8
9
E
F
H

Engine

Cummins ISL 8.9 & 9L Hybrid-Electric, 330 HP, 6 Cyls., Diesel
Cummins ISX12-G, 400 HP, 6 Cyls., 11.9L, CNG
Cummins ISL 8.9 & 9L, 380 HP, 6 Cyls., Diesel
Cummins ISX 11.9 & 12L, 385/425 HP, 6 Cyls., Diesel
Cummins ISL-G 8.9 & 9L, 320 HP, 6 Cyls., CNG
Detroit Diesel DD13 12.7L, 410/450 HP, 6 Cyls., Diesel
Cummins X12 410/455 HP, 6 Cyls, 11.8L, Diesel
Cummins L9 350HP, 6 Cyls., 8.9L, Diesel
Cummins ISX12-N, 400 HP, 6 Cyls., 11.9L, CNG
Siemens PEM 750V,, 320KW motor

8

0
1

Brake type

Optional Spring Brake Release Not Provided
Optional Spring Brake Release Provided

9 0-9 or X Check Digit
10 * Model Year
11

C
P
W

Plant of Manufacture

Crookston, MN
Pembina, ND
Winnipeg, MB

12-17 075000 and up
Serial Number[5]

Historic

The below table is for all model years up to and including 2020. Some 2021 coaches used this old VIN methodology. [6] [7]

Digit position Designation Description
1-3

1M8
2M9*
2MG
3BM

World Manufacturer Identifier

USA
Canada (until September 1, 2008)
Canada (September 1, 2008-2021)
Mexico

* In spite of the third digit being 9, MCI did not use the 12th-14th digits of the VIN for an additional manuacturer code.
4

C
D
E
F
G (1st)
G (2nd)
H (1st)
H (2nd)
K (1st)
K (2nd)
L (1st)
L (2nd)
M
N (1st)
N (2nd)
P
R (1st)
R (2nd)
S
T
U
W (1st)
W (2nd)
X (1st)
X (2nd)
Z (1st)
Z (2nd)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Model

96-A2
96-A3
102-A2
102-A3
102-C3
D4520
102-B3
D4020
F3500
J3500
96-B3
J4500e
102-B3
102-BP3
D4020 ISTV
102-DL3/D4500 (October 25, 2000-2021)
MC-12
D45 CRT LR
102-D3/D4000 (October 25, 2000-2021)
102-EL3/E4500 (October 19, 2000-2012)
102-E3/E4000 (none produced)
G4100
D45 CRTe LE
G4500
D45 CRT
F4100
D45 CRT LE
102-D3 ISTV/D4000 ISTV (October 25, 2000-2021)
Transit (102-A3 and 102-C3 specials)
J4500
D4000N (96")
D4005
D4505
CRT4000 (none produced)
CRT4500 (none produced)
MC-9

Due to the VIN changes effective November 2020, it is possible that some of these model designations were never used.
5

C
D
H
J
R
S

Series

Crusader II (MC-9, Transit & MC-12)
A-/B-/C-/D-Series
F-Series
J-Series
E-Series
G-Series

6

M
P

Body Type

Intercity
Incomplete vehicle

7

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K (1st)
K (2nd)
L (1st)
L (2nd)
M
N (1st)
N (2nd)
P
R
S
T
U (1st)
U (2nd)
V
W
X (1st)
X (2nd)
Y (1st)
Y (2nd)
Z (1st)
Z (2nd)
1
2
3 (1st)
3 (2nd)
4
5
6 (1st)
6 (2nd)
7 (1st)
7 (2nd)
8 (1st)
8 (2nd)
9

Engine

Cummins ISL 8.9L/9L, 380 HP (2010, 2013 and 2015)
Cummins ISX11.9/ISX12, 385/425 HP (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Caterpillar C12 11.9L 505 HP
Caterpillar C13 12.5L 335/505 HP
Cummins ISM 410 HP (2007)
Caterpillar C13 410 HP (2007)
Cummins ISL 300 HP - Hybrid/Electric (2007)
Detroit Diesel Series 60 425/435/445 HP (2007)
Caterpillar C13 12.7L 380 HP (2007)
Detroit Diesel 8V92TA (12.1L, 450 hp & 500 hp)
Cummins ISM 450 HP (2007)
Cummins LTA-10 10.0L 300 HP
Cummins Westport ISL-G 8.9L & 9L 320 HP-CNG
Caterpillar 3176 10.3L 325/350 HP
Cummins ISX 15L 450 HP (2010)
Cummins X12 410/455 HP, 6 cyls., 11.8L, diesel (2017)
Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L, 370/400/430 HP
Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L, 370 HP
Cummins M11 11.0L 370 HP
Detroit Diesel Series 60 11.1L 330/350/365 HP
Detroit Diesel Series 50
Cummins ISL 8.9L/9L Hybrid-Electric, 330 HP (2010, 2013 and 2015)
Caterpillar C10
Caterpillar C12 (11.9L, 410 hp)
Cummins M11 (10.8L)
Cummins L9 350 HP, 6 cyls., 8.9L, diesel (2017)
Detroit Diesel Series 60 (12.7L, 470 hp & 500 hp)
Cummins ISX-12N 400 hp, 6 cyls., 11.9L, CNG (2018)
Detroit Diesel Series 60G
Siemens PEM 750V, 320KW motor (2018)
Detroit Diesel Series 60 (12.7L, 330 hp & 350 hp)
Cummins ISC 8.3L 285 HP
Detroit Diesel Series 40
Cummins ISX-G 400 HP (2015. 2016 and 2017)
Cummins ISM 10.8L 400 HP
Cummins ISL 8.9L 330 HP
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA (277 hp)
Cummins ISL 8.9L 400 HP
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA (300 hp)
Caterpillar C12 (11.9L, 505 hp)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N
Daimler DD13 12.7L 410 HP (2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017)
Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 12.1L 370/400 HP

8

A

Brake type

Air

9 0-9 or X Check Digit
10 * Model Year
11

P
S
W
R
3

Plant of Manufacture

Pembina, ND
Sahagun, Mexico
Winnipeg, MB
Roswell, NM (TMC)
St. Eustache, PQ

12-17

012600-16347
021000 and up
030000-039675
040000-059999
060000 and up
080000-080510
081000 and up
090000 and up

Serial Number

D-Series (2012-2021)
J3500 (2019-2021)
MC-9 (1979-1986)
A-/B-/C-/D-Series and MC-12 (1985-2012); MC-9 (1987-1994)
E-/J-Series, Winnipeg-produced G-Series (1997-2021), and D45 CRT LE demos
G-Series, Pembina or Sahagun production (2001-2003)
D45 CRT LE and D4520, Pembina production (2018-2021)
F-Series, Sahagun production (2001-2003)

References


Motor Coach Industries VINs
v·d·e
96-A3 E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) 96-B3 M (1991)
102-A2 F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) 102-A3 F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993)
102-AW3 K (1989) · L (1990) 102-B3 M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994)
102-C3 H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) 102-D3 R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000)
102-DL3 N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) 102-EL3 V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000)
Classic (40 ft) H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) Classic (60 ft) N (1992)
D4000 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004) · 5 (2005) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) D4000CL 7 (2007) · A (2010) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018)
D4000CT 9 (2009) · B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) · F (2015) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) D4000N 2 (2002) · 3 (2003)
D4005 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) · F (2015) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) D4020 L (2020) · M (2021)
D45 CRT M (2021) · N (2022) D45 CRT LE H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022)
D45 CRT LE CHARGE K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) D4500 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004) · 5 (2005)
D4500CL 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) ·F (2015) D4500CT 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) · F (2015) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022)
D4500CTH 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · F (2015) · G (2016) D4505 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) · F (2015) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021)
D4520 L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022) E4500 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004) · 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) · B (2011) · C (2012)
F3500 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) G4500 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004)
J3500 J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022) J4500 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004) · 5 (2005) · 6 (2006) · 7 (2007) · 8 (2008) · 9 (2009) · A (2010) ·
B (2011) · C (2012) · D (2013) · E (2014) · F (2015) · G (2016) · H (2017) · J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022)
J4500 CHARGE J (2018) · K (2019) · L (2020) · M (2021) · N (2022) MC-8 Serials (1973-1978)
MC-9 Serials (1978-1981) · B (1981) · C (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) · R (1994) MC-12 M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999)
Motor Coach Industries Vehicle Identification Number Explanation
Motor Coach Industries
v·d·e
Courier 5050A8585A85X9090 Skyview9595 Skyview95D9697100100A100B100C200200A200B
MC- series MC-1MCX-1MC-2MCX-2MC-3MCX-3MC-4MC-5MC-5AMC-5BMC-5CMCX-5MCC-5MCC-5AMC-6MCX-6MC-7MC-8MC-9MC-12
Letter series A-Series 96-A296-A3102-A2102-A3
B-Series 96-B3102-B3
C-Series 102-C3
D-Series 102-D3102-DL3D4000D4000CLD4000CTD4000HD4000ISTVD4000ND4005D4500D4500CLD4500CTD4500CTHD4505D45 CRT LE
E-Series 102-EL3E4500E4500LX
F-Series F3500
G-Series 102-G3G4100G4500
J-Series J3500J4500J4500e
Transit 40-TRY150TC40-102ATC40-102NTC60-102NWorldbus
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