Saab-Scania N112

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Saab-Scania N112
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Years of manufacture 1977 to 1988
Length 12 to 18 metres
Width 2500 millimetres
Power/Fuel Diesel

The Saab-Scania N112, launched as the BR112 in 1977, was a high floor bus chassis with an 11-litre diesel engine mounted transversely at the rear. Complete buses were given the designation CN112 (CR112 prior to 1984). The N112 was built until 1988, when it was replaced by the N113.

The N112 was available in a number of configurations. The N112CLB was a rigid, left-hand drive, standard bus (signified by "CLB") with a right-hand drive version called the N112CRB (signified by "CRB"). The articulated versions were called the N112ALB and N112ARB with the "A" signifying articulated. A right-hand, drive double deck version, known as the N112DRB, was also available.

Between 1984 and 1988 a variant of the CN112, known as the CN112CLU, was built for American and Canadian transit systems.[1] Features unique to this model were the 102-inch-wide body, electrical system, and thick bumpers. In addition, it used a number of standard American parts. The chassis, complete with drivetrain, was imported from Sweden and then bodied at a new facility in Orange, Connecticut.[2] However as demand for transit buses declined, the bus manufacturing facility was closed in 1988.

Specifications

Engine

  • Scania DS11-25, 6 cylinder, 11-litre, 253 hp (in CN112CLU)

Transmission

Operators

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References

  1. Scania Buses, cptdb.ca, retrieved on 2009-03-07
  2. Dewey, M. (1984, Jun 11). Saab prepares for north american push. The Globe and Mail