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    • VDL Ambassador
    • Ambassador
      • Introduction in Kortrijk Busworld 2001
      Ambassador Artist Impression
    • Ambassador Ambassador
    • Customer base Ambassador Ambassador
    • Ambassador
      • Light weight bus concept
      • Low entry bus (semi-low floor)
      • City / intercity bus (Class I / Class II)
      • Overall length 10,6m and 12m
      • Built on a VDL Bus chassis
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador – the light weight bus concept Ambassador KEEP IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE !
      • The solution:
      • sandwich constructions
      • lighter components
      • assembly friendly
      • Focus on Public Transport
      • Changing market EU
      • Operating competitive basis
      • Bus operating costs essential
      • Private players entering the
      • market on low cost basis
      • Low Cost objectives:
      • Reduction fuel consumption
      • Minimize R&M
      • Easy to clean [interior]
      • Manufacturing advantages
      • Regional and city concept
      THE APPROACH THE SOLUTION THE RESULT Low operating costs Safety and comfort Better manufacturing conditions Price attractive
      • Specified to rely on:
      • High grade materials
      • Multiplex electrics
      • Stainless steel exhaust
      • Fast response kneeling
      • Safety interlocks
      • Heavy duty components
    • Ambassador 180 / 200
      • Ambassador 180 Ambassador 200
      • length: 10,600 mm 11,950 mm
      • width: 2,500 mm 2,500 mm
      • height: 2,920 mm 2,920 mm
      • wheelbase: 5,400 mm 6,200 mm
      • tyres 265/70 R19,5 265/70 R19,5
      • empty weight ± 8,700 kg ± 8,900 kg
      • max. GVW 14,440 kg 14,440 kg
      • max. seats: 35 43
      • max. passengers: ± 80 ± 80
      Ambassador
    • Rear overhang Ambassador SB180 SB200
    • Body interface / weight reduction             Aluminium tank 250 l = -27kg Side fill fuel & urea Integrated pre-heater Improved rear body interface Steel coated pipes replaced by aluminium pipes Several frame optimisations e.g. deletion of gearbox mounting Urea tank Integrated air-con interface Further reduction in no. of parts New gearboxes = –10 kg New automatic sump top-up system & 6ltr tank Easy levelling system for bodybuilder N.B. Euro 4 achieved without a weight penalty!
    • Improved Life Cycle Cost             Aluminium tank 250 l with improved connections Integrated pre-heater Improved layout of pipes /side dip & fill Alu pipes replacing steel coated New engine mountings New header tank incl. level/led signal New auto sump top-up system New Cummins 6.7l engine (was 6l). High torque @ low revs. Longer intervals. Voith .5 & ZF 6hp504 to 120/150,000 km (synthetic oil). Voith filters external Improved electrical connectors, protection and routing Improved serviceability of brake components Extended oil drain intervals 800-1500 hours Improved kingpin assembly Front axle Improved accessibility to main components 2x 100A alternators Engine mounted air-con compressors Optimised fan drive (fuel) -30% max. rpm Reduced no. of parts Maintenance free propshaft New exhaust, shields & brackets St. steel hydraulic pipes
    • Noise, environment & safety             New engine/gearbox mountings for reduced vibration Silent hydraulic & steering pumps Optimised noise insulation material New exhaust, brackets & shields Stiffer optimised frame Further improvements to Body connections/interfaces Fire resistant sheathing over hydraulic hoses Improved electrical connectors, protection and routing Exhaust tailpipe extended Optimised fan drive (noise) -30% max. rpm New fasteners for hydraulic pipes = reduced vibration Pre-heater connected and bled ECU engine mounted (no longer fuel cooled)
    • Highlights of the Ambassador
      • 2001: Launch of the Ambassador.
      • Deliveries:
      • Proven
      • Reliability
      • 2006: introduction of the Ambassador 180!
      • 2006: introduction of “EEV” engines!
      Ambassador 2169 2002 54 2003 233 2004 270 2005 538 2006 2007 2008 243 347 484
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • VDL Bus Modular Chassis SB180 / SB200
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Engine:
      • make: Cummins
      • type: ISBe 4 225 6,7 litre 6-cyl. diesel engine
      • location: vertical behind rear axle
      • power: 165 kW at 2000 rpm
      • torque: 850 Nm at 1200-1700 rpm
      • fuel system: Bosch HPCR common rail fuel injection system (1600 Bar)
      • fuel tank: approx. 250 litres
      • emission: Euro IV by means of SCR (AdBlue)
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Engine Power / Torque:
      Ambassador ISBe 4 225
    • Ambassador SCR System Schematic
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Gearbox:
      • make: VOITH
      • type: D 854.5E
      • gears: 4-speed automatic
      • ratio’s: 5,20 – 0,77
      • operation: D-N-R switch
      • retarder: integrated retarder operated by brake pedal
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Main components
      • Axles:
      • Front axle
      • make / type: DANA NDS56LF
      • load capacity: 5.000 kg
      • Rear axle (driven axle)
      • make / type: DANA 09-24
      • load capacity: 9.440 kg
      • reduction ratio: 4.88:1 or 5.83 : 1
      • max. speed: 110 km/h (theoretical), limited to 96 km/h
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Suspension:
      • make: CLS (integrated system by VDL Bus)
      • type: electronically controlled air suspension
      • air bellows: CONTITECH, 2x front, 2x rear
      • shock abs.: KONI, 2x front, 2x rear
      • kneeling: at front axle, optionally available at front + rear axle
      • ferry lift: at both axles
      • Level sensors: 3 sensors; 1 at the front / 2 at the rear
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Brakes:
      • make: KNORR disc brakes all round
      • system: dual circuit system with air- mechanical disc brakes
      • brake pads: asbestos free
      • ABS/ASR: ABS standard / ASR optional
      • parking brake: spring brake on driven axle with adjustable operation
      • halt brake: with reduced pressure on driven axle
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components
      • Electric System:
      • system: ACTIA multiplex system with programmable units and CAN interface
      • display: CIPA display with LCD screen
      • voltage: 24 Volt
      • alternators: 2x 100 Amp
      • batteries: 2x 200 Ah
      • charge conn.: NATO charge / start connector
      • emergency: emergency switch acc. to ECE R36
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Main components Ambassador
      • Body:
      • structure : 3CR12 stainless steel framework
      • roof: sandwich construction with aluminium profile for fixation of side walls
      • floor: sandwich construction with steel edges for fixation of framework
      • side panels: fibreglass bonded to the framework
    • Ambassador 200 – Main components
      • Body / Exterior:
      • front / rear: stainless steel framework covered by fibreglass
      • doors: single blade entrance door / double blade exit door (VENTURA)
      • glazing: single glazed side windows
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200
      • Layout:
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Light Weight:
      • Empty weight
      • Ambassador 200: ± 8,900 kg
      • Conventional 12m bus 11T+
      • GVW
      • Ambassador 200: 14,440 kg
      • Conventional 12m bus: 18T
      • 20 % WEIGHT REDUCTION !!
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Fuel Consumption
      • Experience with customer base:
      • reduction of 12–16 %
      • Compared to a 18T Bus
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Interior: attractive, spacious and easy to clean / 2+2
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits Ambassador
      • Interior: attractive, spacious and easy to clean / 2+1
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Driver’s Compartment: ergonomic and spacious
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits Ambassador
      • Easy access for passengers
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Serviceability: easy access to all components for:
      • daily maintenance
      • periodic maintenance
      • repairs
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits
      • Safety: Crash test
      • crash test to simulate an accident with a speed of 36 km/h.
      • result: minor damage, two GRP panels and some minimal bend framework
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 200
      • Features & Benefits
      • Economic fuel consumption
      • Safety and excellent drivability
      • Only 3 service flaps on the rear for easy serviceability
      • Perfect view for the driver, less reflection through curved windscreen
      • Bright colors, spacious and clean impression
      • Cantilever seat support, easy to clean, LED illuminated steps
      • Ergonomic dashboard with LCD display
      • Various compartments for storage and stowage
      • Comfortable climate control
      Ambassador
    • Ambassador 180 / 200
      • Low operating cost
      • Light weight
      • Safe
      • Comfortable
      • Reliable
      • Modular concept
      • Modern design
      Ambassador