Neoplan USA AN117/3 Spaceliner

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Neoplan USA AN117/3
Neoplan USA - AN117/3
Years of manufacture 1988 to 2002
Length 40, 45 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel

The Neoplan USA AN117/3 Spaceliner was a 40-foot and or 45-foot luxury touring coach. It was also sold as an incomplete motorhome conversion chassis. It was a fully American-built adaptation of the German-built Neoplan N117/3 Spaceliner. It was introduced in 1988.[1]

Design

The Spaceliner was a high deck touring coach. Its integral steel structure was electrically welded. The majority of the frame was mild steel, with stainless steel used for the wheel housings, stepwells, and engine compartment. The double sided, galvanized steel roof and side panels were attached with spot welds or adhesives. The front and rear caps were moulded from fibreglass.

The coach had a characteristic large slanted upper portion of the windshield. The body was rounded towards the roof and the window pillars were angled forward. By 1996, the Spaceliner in the United States adopted the updated lower front fascia, which included new headlight assemblies, introduced a few years earlier in Europe.

Specifications

Engine

Transmission

Capacity

  • up to 55 (40') or 63 (45') passengers

Axles

  • Front: Neoplan Independent Front Suspension with Meritor axle hubs.
  • Drive: Meritor 61100 Series drive axle
  • Trailing: Neoplan Independent Front Suspension with Meritor axle hubs.
  • Steerable trailing axle optional on 40', mandatory on 45'.

Brakes

  • Bendix "S" cam brakes with Haldex automatic slack adjusters and MGM brake chambers.
  • Meritor Wabaco ABS system standard.
  • Automatic Traction Control (ATC) optional.

Fuel Tank

  • 40' - single 160-gallon capacity behind front axle
  • 45' - single 200-gallon capacity

Electrical

  • 12/24 volt system with two 8D or 4 group 31 batteries.
  • 12 volt dual rectangular (sealed beam) headlights and marker lamps

Climate Control

  • Thermo-King TS-1 Split HVAC unit and basebaord heaters
  • Thermo-King driver's HVAC unit includes front windshield defroster.

Safety Equipment

  • Energy absorbing bumpers on rear
  • Roof escape hatches
  • Push-out type emergency exit windows
  • Dry type chemical fire extinguisher
  • Optional fire detection system

Luggage Compartments

  • Large pantograph, gas spring-assisted doors
  • Capacity of up to 440 cubic feet

Drivers area

  • Ergonomically designed driver area with clearly arranged angled dashboard and pneumatic adjustable steering column.

Operators

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  • BusOne - Miami, FL & Peru[2][3]
  • Private owners
  • The Lion Limos Party Bus

Demonstrator & Engineering Units

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External Links

References

neoplanusa.com (archive.org)