Volvo B8R

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Volvo B8R
Volvo9700S-UG-B8R-6x2-Brakar.jpg
A Brakar Volvo 9700S UG-bodied B8R 6x2 operated by Nettbuss in Drammen.
Overview
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 2013-present
Assembly Borås, Sweden
Curitiba, Brazil
Subic, Zambales, Philippines (starting from 3Q 2019)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Coach and bus chassis
Floor type Step entrance
Powertrain
Engine Volvo D8K (Euro VI), D8C (Euro III/V)
Power output 250-350 bhp
Transmission Volvo I-Shift, ZF EcoLife (automated manual and automatic)
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Length 10.5-13.6 metres (4x2)
12.2-15.0 metres (6x2)
Chronology
Predecessor Volvo B7R
Volvo B9R

The Volvo B8R is a 7.7-litre engined coach and intercity bus chassis manufactured by Volvo since 2013 for Euro VI markets. It was designed as a replacement for the B7R and the B9R.[2]

In 2017, Euro III and V versions were launched worldwide with engine outputs at 250 and 330 hp.[1] The 250-hp version is marketed in Brazil as the Volvo B250R.[3]

Throughout Europe the B8R is most commonly available as the Volvo 8900, but can also be found in the Volvo 9500 and some versions of Volvo 9700, and from independent bus builders.

It is also available as a low-entry bus chassis, known as Volvo B8RLE.

Engines

D8K,[4] 7698 cc, in-line 6 cyl. turbodiesel (2013-present)

  • D8K280 - 206 kW (280 bhp), 1050 Nm, Euro VI
  • D8K320 - 235 kW (320 bhp), 1200 Nm, Euro VI
  • D8K350 - 258 kW (350 bhp), 1400 Nm, Euro VI

D8C, 7698 cc, in-line 6 cyl. turbodiesel (2017-present)

  • D8C250 - 186 kW (250 bhp), 950 Nm, Euro III/Euro V[3]
  • D8C330 - 246 kW (330 bhp), 1200 Nm, Euro III/Euro V

References

  1. ^ a b "Press release: Volvo Buses launches the Volvo B8R globally". Volvo Buses. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ Volvo B8R Plaxton Leopard Bus & Coach Buyer 7 March 2014
  3. ^ a b "Volvo B250R – Euro 5" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Volvo do Brasil. 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ Volvo D8K Euro6 fact sheet Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. Volvo Buses

External links

  • Media related to Volvo B8R at Wikimedia Commons
  • Introduction Volvo Buses
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