Neoplan USA Vehicle Identification Number Explanation

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VIN Explanation

Digit position Designation Description
World Manufacturer Identifier
1-3
1N9 Neoplan USA (<500 buses/year)
2N9 Neoplan Gottlob Auwärter GmbH & Co. KG, (German built, licensed by Neoplan USA)
Model
4
H Highway Coach
T Transit Bus
S Shell
Series
5
A Advanced design
C Cityliner
F Freight (2001-2005)
J Jetliner
K Skyliner
L Lightweight carbon fiber
M Chassis
N New Look
P Spaceliner
S Shuttle
T Starliner
Body Type
6
1 Single deck (1984-2005)
2 Double deck (1984-2005)
3 Articulated (1984-2005)
A Articulated (1981-1984)
D Double deck (1981-1984)
S Single deck (1981-1984)
Engine
7
1 V6 (Transverse V-Drive) Detroit Diesel 6V71TA, Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
2 V6 (In-line T-Drive) Detroit Diesel 6V71TA, Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
3 V8 (Transverse V-Drive) Detroit Diesel 8V71TA (1981) (Discontinued in 1982)
3 V8 (In-line T-Drive) Detroit Diesel 8V92TA, Detroit Diesel 8.2L, Deutz V8?
4 V8 (Transverse V-Drive) (Discontinued)
4 V6 (Diesel/CNG Dual-Fuel Transversal V-Drive) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING
5 V10 (In-line T-Drive) (Discontinued)
5 L6 8.2L (Transverse V-Drive)
6 V12 (In-line T-Drive) (Discontinued)
6 L6 (In-line T-Drive) Cummins B5.9 (1993-1995)
6 L4 8.5L (In-line T-Drive & Transversal V-Drive) Detroit Diesel Series 50/Series 50 EGR
7 L6 (Transverse V-Drive) Cummins L10
8 V6 (Diesel/LNG Dual-Fuel) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA PING
9 L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Cummins L10
9 L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Detroit Diesel Series 60
A L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Cummins L10G (CNG)
B L4 8.5L (In-line T-Drive) Detroit Diesel Series 50G (CNG)
C L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Cummins ISM, Cummins ISC
D L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Detroit Diesel Series 60G (CNG)
E 210 kW AC Traction Motor
F 160 kW AC Traction Motor
G L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Cummins ISL, Cummins ISC
H L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Caterpillar C9
I L6 (In-Line T-Drive) Cummins-Westport C Gas Plus (CNG)
J L6 (Diesel/ETB Dual-Mode) Detroit Diesel Series 60
Brake Type
8
A Air
H Hydraulic
Check Digit
9 0-9 or X
Model Year
10 *
Plant of Manufacture
11
B Berlin, Germany (Opened in 1981) (USA: 1982-2001, Germany: 1993-2001)
H Honeybrook, PA (Opened & closed in 1986)
L Lamar, CO (Opened in 1981) (1981-2005)
P Pilsting, Germany (Opened in 1973) (USA: 1981-2005?, Germany: 1993-2008)
P Plauen (Saxony), Germany (Opened in 1991) (USA: 1991-2005, Germany: 1993-2015)
S Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany (Opened in 1935) (USA: 1981-2005, Germany: 1993-2006)
T Brownsville, TX (Opened in 2001) (2001-2002)
Serial Number
12-17
013xxx
Neoplan USA Extended Manufacturing Identifier 013
* See Neoplan Serial Explanation below

Serial Explanation

German Serial Example (U.S. ??-1982)
Full Serial Digit Sections Explanation
8713767
87 Serial Year Code
13767 Serial Production Number
U.S. VIN w/ German Serial Example (1982-1984)
VIN Digit Sections Explanation
2N9HP13A2EP849886
2N9HP13A2EP VIN Prefix (Digits 1-11)
84 Serial Year Code (Digits 12-13)
9886 Serial Production Number (Digits 14-17)
U.S. VIN w/ German Serial Example #1 (1984-2002)
VIN Digit Sections Explanation
2N9HC13A1FS511003
2N9HC13A1FS VIN Prefix (Digits 1-11)
5 Serial Year Code (1985) (Digit 12)
11003 Serial Production Number (Digits 13-17)
U.S. VIN w/ German Serial Example #2 (1984-2002)
VIN Digit Sections Explanation
2N9HJ19A7VP725897
2N9HJ19A7VP VIN Prefix (Digits 1-11)
7 Serial Year Code (1987, 1997) (Digit 12)
25897 Serial Production Number (Digits 13-17)

References


Neoplan USA VINs
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AN116/3 Cityliner H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002)
AN117/3 Spaceliner J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002)
AN122/3 Skyliner K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002)
AN228 Jetliner J (1988)
AN230 Jetliner L (1990) · V (1997)
AN232 Jetliner K (1989) · L (1990)
AN235 Jetliner H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990)
AN240/3 Jetliner H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · P (1993)
AN340 & AN340/3
Metroliner
E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · N (1992) · P (1993) · R (1994) · W (1998)
AN345 & AN345/3
Metroliner
P (1993) · R (1994) · W (1998) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002)
AN408 E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988)
AN430 G (1986) · L (1990) · P (1993) · S (1995)
AN435 C (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · L (1990) · M (1991) · S (1995) · T (1996)
AN435LF 1 (2001)
AN440 & AN440/3 C (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987) · J (1988) · K (1989) · L (1990) · M (1991) · R (1994) · S (1995) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 2 (2002) · 5 (2005)
AN440L L (1990) · R (1994)
AN440LF S (1995) · X (1999) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004) · 5 (2005)
AN440TLF Intraliner T (1996) · X (1999)
AN445TLF Intraliner T (1996) · 2 (2002)
AN459 3 (2003) · 4 (2004)
AN460 C (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984) · F (1985) · G (1986) · K (1989) · L (1990) · N (1992) · P (1993) · T (1996) · V (1997) · W (1998) · X (1999) · Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 5 (2005)
AN460LF 2 (2002) · 3 (2003) · 4 (2004)
AN516/3 Starliner Y (2000) · 1 (2001) · 2 (2002)
N116/3 Cityliner F (1985) · G (1986) · H (1987)
N117/3 Spaceliner E (1984) · F (1985) · H (1987)
N122/3 Skyliner Serials (Pre-1981) · C (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984) · F (1985)
N128/4 Super Skyliner Serials (1982) · D (1983) · E (1984)
N208 Jetliner F (1985)
N213 Jetliner E (1984)
N416 Serials (1981) · B (1981)
N421 Serials (1981)
N8012 P (1993) · S (1995)
Intermodal Expeditor 1 (2001)
Unknown E (1984) · G (1986) · N (1992) · W (1998) · Y (2000)
Neoplan USA Vehicle Identification Number Explanation