MCI® J3500

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Great things come in small packages. A 35-foot coach with all of the styling and comfort hallmarks of the best-selling J4500, with seating for up to 44 passengers, a powerful Cummins engine, shared J-coach components, and a turning radius of under 33 feet to help you maneuver the tight spots. Get ready to go short with the new J3500.

Discover the big appeal of the best small coach yet.

The J3500 coaches come equipped with Electronic Stability Control
 
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DIMENSIONS | STANDARD EQUIPMENT
SAFETY & SECURITY | ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS & DIGITAL AMENITIES
INTERIOR DESIGN & OTHER FEATURES
 
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DIMENSIONS
     
Overall Length:
(bumper to bumper)
  35 ft 7 in - 10.85 m
Wheelbase:   228.80 in - 5.81 m
Front Overhang:   78.25 in - 1.99 m
Rear Overhang:   120.29 in - 3.07 m
Overall Width:   102.00 in - 2.59 m
Overall Height:   140.75 in - 3.58 m
Interior Height:   78.25 in - 1.99 m
Front Track:   84.84 in - 2.15 m
Rear Track (Drive):   75.38 in - 1.91 m
Turning Radius:   32 ft 10 in - 10.0 m
Gross Vehicle Weight:   42,000 lb - 19,051 kg
Luggage Compartment Volume*
without wheelchair lift
with wheelchair lift :
 
285 cu ft - 8.07 cu m
270 cu ft - 7.65 cu m
 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
     
Engine:   2017 EPA Cummins L9, 350 hp, 1150 lb-ft torque w/engine brake
Transmission:   Gen V Allison B500, 6-speed automatic with prognostics capability
Front Axle:   ZF independent 14,500 lb (6,577 kg) GAWR
Drive Axle:   ZF 27,500 lb (12,474 kg) GAWR 4.27 axle ratio
Seating w/lav:   40-passenger standard, 44-passenger optional
Wheels:   Hub-mounted steel, 22.5 x 9.0
Tires:   Firestone FS400 315/80 R22.5 9.00" L-rated
Alternators:   Dual Cummins AVi150 alternators, 180 amps each
Brakes:   Bendix ADB22X
Fuel System:   164 U.S. gal (620 L) usable volume (173 U.S. gal. gross volume) aluminum tank, 15 U.S. gal DEF capacity
Body Type:   Stainless steel semi-monocoque frame construction
Exterior Skin:   Bonded aluminum roof skin, composite exterior panels and doors
Entrance Door:   Air-operated sedan-style door
Electrical System:   Parker Vansco fully multiplexed electriical system
Gauges:   Continental 12" TFT integrated instrument panel
Cooling System:   Parallel radiator / charge air cooler with swing-out E-fans
Steering System:   Bosch variable ratio
Suspension:   Wide ride suspension system with Sachs shock absorbers
Batteries:   Two 8D (1350 c.c.a. each)
Voltage:   12 Volt and 24 Volt
Exterior Lights:   12 Volt LED
 
SAFETY & SECURITY
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Bendix® ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
  • Integrated tire-pressure monitoring system with always-on sensors
  • Amerex fire-suppression system and engine compartment fire detection
  • Digital Wheel End Sensing (DWES) to detect wheel end faults
  • FMVSS 210 load compliant seat track and mounting system with infinite adjustability
  • Frameless single pane passenger windows with laminated safety glass and dual-latch emergency release mechanism
  • Spare tire compartment roller

Optional addition in basic coach

  • NEW! Bendix® Wingman Fusion System with Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Mitigation Functionality
  • Frameless dual pane passenger windows with tempered / laminated safety glass and dual-latch emergency release mechanism
  • Side-view cameras integrated into mirror head
  • NEW! 360 degree camera system
  • NEW! 500 GB digital recording system (4 exterior cameras) or 1 TB DVR (4 interior & 4 exterior cameras)
 
POWERTRAIN AND ECONOMY
 

Standard in basic coach

  • 2017 EPA Cummins L9 w/engine brake, 350 hp, 1,150 lb-ft torque
  • Allison Gen V transmission with prognostics capability
  • Fuel economy optimized rear axle ratios delivering up to 19% better fuel economy in certain configurations
  • NEW! Relocated engine air intake system including standard pre-filter / water separator and enhanced engine compartment service lighting

Optional addition in basic coach

  • NEW! "Cummins Connected" option for enhanced engine diagnostics
 
HANDLING, RIDE AND BRAKING
 

Standard in basic coach

  • UPDATED! Independent Front Suspension system with labyrinthically sealed unitized wheel ends, 14,500 lb rating
  • Independent
  • 27,500 lb drive axle
  • Bendix® all-wheel ADB 22X™ disc brakes
  • Leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated controls and ZF variable ratio steering
  • Wide-ride suspension system with Sachs Shocks
 
EXTERIOR
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Semi-monocoque low-corrosion stainless steel body
  • Fiberglass composite front and rear caps, exterior skin and baggage doors with electric locks
  • Improved double sealed, air-operated entrance door with integrated rub rail
  • Fog lamps with impact resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Hub-piloted steel wheels, 22.5 x 9.0
  • Firestone® tires 315/80 R22.5, L-rated

Optional addition in basic coach

  • Alcoa aluminum wheels now with more durable coating, 22.5 x 9.0
  • Michelin® tires 315/80 R22.5, L-rated.
  • NEW! Drip rail lighting
 
PASSENGER INTERIOR, APPOINTMENTS AND CONVENIENCE
 

Standard in basic coach

  • NEW! Best-in-class interior passenger space with comfortable seating for up to 44 passengers with or without WCL
  • UPDATED! Amaya A-220 thin-back seat for improved passenger space, with separate headrest and integral 3-point seatbelts (40 passenger std)
  • NEW! Larger driver side rear transom window with over 500% more viewing area
  • Chemical lavatory without wash basin
  • MCI-exclusive spiral entrance stairway with ergonomic grab rails
  • MCI-exclusive theatre-style tiered seating in first three rows provides exceptional passenger views, featuring integrated center aisle ramp for easy entry and exit
  • NEW! LED indirect ceiling and stepwell panel lighting, LED spot lights in ceiling with blue night light function. All interior lighting is dimmable and includes a one-touch "cleaning" feature.
  • NEW! Enhanced LED interior lighting choices including stepwell nosing lights, stepwell handrail lights, ceiling strip lights, and window lights
  • NEW! Customizable fabric, flooring and interior trim options
  • NEW! Larger, reconfigured lavatory with vandal resistant features
  • NEW! Shortened roadside parcel rack for improved interior ambience and greater floorplan flexibility

Optional addition in basic coach

  • UPDATED! Kiel 2050 or 1020 seating featuring modern styling and integral 3-point seatbelts
  • UPDATED! Amaya GT seating with integrated headrest and FMVSS210 compliant 3-point seatbelts
  • Secondary lavatory holding tank
  • NEW! Enhanced LED interior lighting choices including stepwell nosing lights, stepwell handrail lights, ceiling strip lights, and window lights
  • NEW! RGB interior lighting feature including six pre-programmed colors (red, blue, green, cyan, magenta, yellow) plus white
  • NEW! Customizable LED entrance door welcome light.
  • NEW! Enhanced finishes on parcel rack doors and stepwell trim strips (light, medium, dark woodgrain and carbon-fiber)
  • NEW! Industry leading capacity enclosed parcel racks featuring more robust components and improved aesthetics
  • NEW! Removable curb and roadside hostess table
  • NEW! Rear window for improved passenger visibility and ambiance
  • NEW! Glass roof hatch to improve ambient lighting levels
  • UPDATED! Braun wheelchair lift with newly configured sliding seats to allow even seat spacing
 
DRIVER'S COCKPIT, INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS
 

Standard in basic coach

  • UPDATED! ISRI 6832 3-point driver seat with seatbelt alarm and featuring a new lower seat pedestal for improved suspension travel
  • NEW! Multifunction dash display with greatly enhanced functionality, improved driver ergonomics, and "plain English" diagnostic messages
  • Multifunction steering wheel featuring courtesy "Yo" light switch to acknowledge passing vehicles
  • Enhanced pre-trip walk-around test check for easier inspections
  • NEW! Driver's toe kick, redesigned storage drawers with built-in USB outlet, streamlined LH console with larger cup holder and 12V plus USB charging ports
  • NEW! Unbreakable driver's defrost vents

Optional addition in basic coach

  • NEW! Power windshield blinds without guide rods, that recess into the front upper cap when not in use
 
AUDIO, VIDEO AND ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS
 

Standard in basic coach

  • AM/FM/CD/DVD with four 15" HDMI wide screen monitors
  • Generic 12V power supply provided for Wi-Fi installation, as well as powering any operator-added accessory

Optional addition in basic coach

  • Enhanced audio with dual subwoofers, 15 x 2" tweeters and additional amplifier
  • Wireless microphone
  • iPod & MP3 connection integrated in head unit
  • UPDATED! Improved Wi-Fi system options
  • NEW! 110V outlets w/USB at every seat, including 4000 Watt inverter and integral battery charger
  • NEW! Media panel w/HDMI A/V and USB + 3.5mm audio inputs in tour guide area
  • Saucon asset tracking system with geo-fencing and OBR (on-board recording) capability
 
COACH OPERATION & PERFORMANCE: RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Latest generation Parker/Vansco fully multiplexed solid-state electrical system featuring optimized military grade components
  • Ultra durable front and rear bumper systems
  • Brushless motors on HVAC evaporator and condenser for long life and low maintenance
  • Radiator and charge air cooler with state-of-the-art E-coated frame and high-strength aluminum alloy designed and tested for highly corrosive environments
  • Stainless steel, corrosion resistant coolant and charge air cooler tubes
  • Corrosion resistant condenser with state-of-the-art E-coating on tubes & fins
  • Swing-out radiator/charge air cooler module with E-Fan system
  • Extreme duty tag axle unload valves for MDSS / Bendix air system
  • Rotary main battery disconnect switch
  • UPDATED! MCI® A/C compressor with improved tensioning system and idler
  • NEW! Acrylic rear tail lamp panels
  • Service door hinges with greaseable fittings
  • NEW! Corrosion control enhancements including improved SST rear J-box, more SST bracketry and improved processes for applying HydroArmor in the factory (air tanks, under carriage coverage)
  • UPDATED! Improved docking and cornering light logic for enhanced low-speed visibility and passenger entry /exit
  • Removable return air duct for easier servicing
  • 2 x 180 Amp Cummins alternators for improved reliability
  • Ruggedized lavatory dump valve with easy to use lever handle
  • Flat composite baggage bay flooring for improved corrosion resistance and driver ease of use

Optional addition in basic coach

  • Long-life, high-visibility LED high/low beam forward lighting
  • E-coated radiator and charge air cooler heat exchangers
  • 45,000 BTU ProHeat or 120,000 BTU Spheros (Webasto) auxiliary heaters
 
SUPPORT, SERVICES & WARRANTY
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Industry-leading 30-month standard limited warranty
  • Expanded Super 60 warranty extension on select components

Optional addition in basic coach

  • Extended OEM warranties on engine and transmission
 
APPLICATION SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE GROUPS
 

Optional addition in basic coach

 
GENERAL WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENT
     
Overall Length (bumper to bumper):   35.58 ft - 10.85 m
Wheelbase:   228.80 in - 5.81 m
Front Overhang:   78.25 in - 1.99 m
Rear Overhang:   120.29 in - 3.07 m
Overall Width:   102.00 in - 2.59 m
Overall Height:   140.75 in - 3.58 m
Interior Height:   78.25 in - 1.99 m
Front Track:   84.84 in - 2.15 m
Rear Track:   75.38 in - 1.91 m
Turning Diameter:   32 ft 10 in - 10.0 m
Gross Vehicle Weight:   42,000 lb - 19,051 kg
Total Luggage Compartment Volume:   285 cu ft - 8.07 cu m w/o WCL
270 cu ft - 7.65 cu m w/WCL
Fuel Tank Capacity (usable):   164 gal - 620.80 L
DEF Tank Capacity:   15 gal - 56.78 L
Payload Capacity:   12,775 lbs - 5,794 kg
 
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