Volvo Buses B10M

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Volvo Buses B10M
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Years of manufacture 1978 to 1986
Length Up to 12 metres
Width Up to 2590 millimetres
Fuel Diesel

The Volvo Buses B10M is a standard floor bus chassis with a 9.6 litre engine mounted horizontally near the middle, between the front and rear axles. It has been used for both motorcoaches and transit buses.

From 1983 to 1986, the B10M was offered as a complete 40-foot bus in North America with a body adapted to that market. A number of North American suppliers provided components such as doors, windows, and seating. In 1985, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority became the first agency to take delivery of the 40-foot B10M. One of these buses was diverted to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. No other orders followed, and Volvo exited the North American bus market due to financial pressures.

Demonstrator Units/Special Units

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN Engine Transmission Notes
9001 1981 ? Demoed with New Jersey Transit. It was numbered 9001

Operators

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