Motor Coach Industries F3500

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Motor Coach Industries F3500
MCI F3500
Years of manufacture 2000 to 2004
Length 35 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel
MCI F3500

The Motor Coach Industries F3500 (initially known as the 102F35) was a 35 foot coach that was manufactured in Mexico. The F3500 was originally intended to used as a conversion shell due to its affordable price and length, but it soon found markets in the shuttle and motorcoach industries.

The F3500's heritage can be traced back to the Dina F12, a motorcoach produced for the Mexican market. It used the torilastic suspension developed by Flxible as Dina had acquired a licence to Flxible designs. The F12 is built as a 40 foot coach in Mexico, but is built as a 35 foot coach for Canada and the United States and badged an MCI.

Specifications

Engine

Transmission

HVAC

  • 6 cylinder compressor, driven by a self adjusting belt drive off the main engine

Suspension

  • Lord independent front suspension

Steering

  • Hydraulic Ross gear TAS 65

Brakes

  • Service: Bendix ABS with optional traction control
  • Emergency: Power spring chambers in rear axle

Electrical

  • 24 volt negative ground
  • Two heavy duty 29 plate, 200 ampere hour capacity batteries
  • Front headlights - xenon halogen - 12 volt lamps

Seating Capacity

  • 36 passenger recliners with restroom

Luggage Compartments

  • Underfloor enclosed compartments - 280 cu. ft.

Fuel Tank

  • 158 gallon capacity with double access tank door located behind front axle

Operators

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Demonstrator units

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
? 2001 ? ? ? White