MCI® J4500



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The evolved J4500 has many enhancements to reliability and functionality including an optional steerable tag axle, adding extra maneuverability to the smoothness of the standard, and sensational, wide-ride suspension.

Increased fuel economy. Low total cost of ownership.

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SAFETY & SECURITY | POWERTRAIN AND ECONOMY | HANDLING, RIDE AND BRAKING | EXTERIOR
PASSENGER INTERIOR, APPOINTMENTS AND CONVENIENCE | DRIVER'S COCKPIT
AUDIO, VIDEO AND ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS
COACH OPERATION & PERFORMANCE: RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS
SUPPORT, SERVICES & WARRANTY | APPLICATION SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE GROUPS
GENERAL WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENT
 
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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

  • Bendix® Wingman Advanced 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 with 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 ISX 12 liter w/ engine brake, 425hp, 1,450 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

  • 2017 EPA Detroit Diesel™ DD13® w/ engine brake, 410hp, 1,450 lb-ft torque or 450hp, 1,550 lb-ft torque
  • NEW! "Cummins Connected" option for enhanced engine diagnostics
  • NEW! "DD13 Virtual Technician" option for enhanced engine diagnostics
 
HANDLING, RIDE AND BRAKING
 

Standard in basic coach

  • UPDATED! Independent Front Syspension system with labyrinthically sealed unitized wheel ends now increased to 17,000 lb rating
  • 23,000 lb drive axle and 16,500 lb tag axle with independent suspension
  • 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
  • Passive rear steering system provides amazingly tight 40' 11" turning radius
 
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 60 passengers with or without WCL
  • UPDATED! Amaya A-220 thin-back seat for improved passenger space, with separate headrest and integral 3-point seatbelts (56-passenger standard)
  • NEW! Larger driver side rear transom window with over 500% more view 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! Customizable fabric, flooring and interior trim options
  • NEW! Larger, re-configured lavatory with vandal resistant features

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 wood grain 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
  • Multi-function 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 six 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

  • NEW! 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 and fins
  • Electromagnetic 3-speed fan clutch
  • Extreme duty tag axle unload valves for MDSS / Bendix air system
  • Rotary main battery disconnect switch
  • 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 brackery and improved processes for applying HydroArmor in the factory (air tanks, under carriage coverage)
  • UPDATED! Improved docking and corning light logic for enhanced low-speed visibility and passenger entry / exit
  • 2 x 150 amp Denso 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
  • Removable return air duct for easier servicing
  • 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):   45.58 ft. - 13.80 m
Wheelbase:   315.00 in - 8.00 m
Front Overhang:   78.25 in - 1.99 m
Rear Overhang:   150.25 in - 3.82 m
Overall Width:   102.00 in - 2.59 m
Overall Height:   140.75 in - 3.58 m
Interior Height:   78.25 in - 2.14 m
Front Track:   84.84 in - 2.15 m
Rear Track (drive):   75.38 in - 1.91 m
Rear Track (trailing):   84.84 in - 2.15 m
Turning Diameter:   40 ft 11 in - 12.4206 m
Gross Vehicle Weight:   54,000 lb - 24,494 kg
Total Luggage Compartment Volume   573.00 cu ft - 16.22 cu m
Fuel Tank Capacity (usable)   183 gal
DEF Tank Capacity   15 gal
Payload Capacity   16,400 lbs
 
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