The traffic authority of Chicago ordered 1030 40-feet buses beginning in 2004. This large number of vehicles was delivered in 5 options between February 2006 and May 2007.
All 6 Chicago bus garages, including Kedzie, have vehicles of this model in stock. Numbers 1000-2029 were assigned for the order.
Different options of this order are equipped with different Diesel engines and gearboxes. You can use 2nd and 3rd option buses here in OMSI. They feature 6-speed automatic transmission, electric "Easy Touch" rear doors, A/C, security cameras, kneeling, bike rack, wheelchair ramp and a GPS-supported control system with automatic announcements. There is a card reader and external scan device connected to the farebox. Newer vehicles (starting with bus number 1630) have newer LED interior lights.
Watch the video of the Diesel 40ft here
Length: 41 ft
Width: 8 ft 6 in
Width over mirrors: 10 ft 4 in
Height: 9 ft 3 in
Empty weight: 27434 lbs
Gross weight: 39556 lbs
Engine: Diesel 6-cylinder, 345 HP (257 kw), torque: 1559 Nm at 1300 rpm, max rpm: 2100
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Max. speed: 60 mph (governed)