The Mercedes-Benz 1623 bus chassis, crafted with German technology, has debuted by partnering with Rancon Trucks and Buses Limited in Bangladesh. This bus chassis was officially launched on 16th September at Tejgaon.
This remarkable chassis comes in two distinct variants, equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s powerful OM 906 engine, featuring a 6393 cc capacity and an impressive 810 Nm @ 1600 RPM. Its commanding 230 horsepower includes advanced parabolic and air suspension systems for an exceptionally comfortable ride.
During the launch event, Mr. Romo Rauf Chowdhury, Managing Director of Rancon Trucks and Buses Limited, said, “This chassis represents the ultimate choice for the development and progress of our country. Today, we are introducing two bus models that prioritize not only comfort. And safety. But outstanding fuel efficiency. With this chassis, we are ushering in a new era in Bangladesh.”
Providing a comprehensive insight into the Mercedes-Benz Bus Chassis, Mr. Sultanuzzaman Sajan, Executive Director, Rancon Trucks & Buses, explained, “Mercedes-Benz has a rich history of manufacturing top-tier bus chassis for 128 years, now offering unmatched quality. Available in Bangladesh.
Each cylinder in our chassis has a propeller shaft and retarder, which ensures improved safety and increased braking ability. An injection system operating at a high pressure of 1800 bar improves the combustion process, with the added benefit of engine-mounted compressors that effectively reduce noise and vibration.
Modern features like an interactive dashboard monitored by the ECU ensure unmatched safety in all driving situations. Additionally, a speed lock feature ensures compliance with speed limits.
Emphasizing fuel efficiency, he added, “Our chassis excels in fuel efficiency, thanks to individual fuel pumps for each cylinder, ensuring precise air-fuel mixture. Moreover, passengers can enjoy a smooth ride on uneven terrain thanks to the integrated air suspension system. Thank you.”
On longevity, he confidently said, “Undoubtedly, this chassis offers an extended service life. It is backed by an extensive 100,000 km warranty and features a premium chassis frame, suspension and brakes, requiring minimal maintenance even in demanding driving conditions. Additionally, the powder- The coated chassis frame exhibits exceptional resilience in harsh environments and maintains a rust-free exterior for an extended period of time.”
These exceptional chassis models are now available nationwide at all Rancon Truck and Bus showrooms, with comprehensive after-sales service and easily accessible spare parts. A mobile service team is on standby to assist in adverse situations. The future is promising with a diverse set of models to revolutionize the transport sector in Bangladesh.
The launch event was attended by a distinguished gathering of dignitaries, including Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury, Managing Director of Rancon Trucks and Buses Limited; Departmental Director Mr. Shoaib Ahmed; Departmental Director Mr. Sultanuzzaman Sazan; Executive Director Chief Operating Officer Mr. Mohammad Sadiqul Mostuk; Daimler Trucks Vice President (South East Asia) Mr. Christoph Stemmer; and Daimler Trucks General Manager (South East Asia) Mr. Satyam Prakash, among other dignitaries.