Mercedes-Benz and Allison export win in Indonesia with 250 bus-order

Mercedes-Benz Brazil and Allison Transmission have significantly increased their presence in Indonesia with the sale of more than 250 OH 1626 model city buses equipped with Allison T 280R fully-automatic transmissions. Approximately half of the transmissions were delivered last November and the buses started operating by the end of May as part of the Jakarta BRT system and its feeder lines.

“The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Allison was fundamental for us to be able to meet our customers’ demand in Indonesia,” says Alexandre Lasmar, Mercedes-Benz sales and exports manager for the Middle East and North Africa. “The buses that we are selling with Allison transmissions bring excellent results such as comfort and safety for drivers and passengers, and low maintenance for vehicles.”

The OH 1626 buses are equipped with Allison’s fully-automatic six-speed transmissions with a retarder. They also feature Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 technology, which further reduces fuel consumption. FuelSense 2.0 is suited to urban applications with a lot of stop-and-go driving, such as city buses, refuse collection, construction and distribution.

The latest FuelSense 2.0 technology uses the DynActive Shifting system for an infinite number of shift point combinations. FuelSense 2.0 uses a real-time learning algorithm that determines the optimal balance between fuel economy and performance.