2014 MCI® J4500

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.

The J4500 coach comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control
 
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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

  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) System
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • ATC (Automatic Traction Control) System
  • UPDATED! SmartWave® integrated tire-pressure monitoring system with new, always-on sensors
  • Amerex fire-suppression system and engine compartment fire detection
  • NEW! Digital Wheel End Sensing (DWES) to detect wheel end faults
  • FMVSS 210 load compliant seat track and mounting system with infinite adjustability
  • NEW! Frameless single pane passenger windows with laminated safety glass and dual-latch emergency release mechanism
  • NEW! Spare tire compartment roller

Optional in basic coach

  • Frameless dual pane passenger windows with tempered / laminated safety glass and dual-latch emergency release mechanism
  • NEW! Side-view cameras integrated into mirror head
 
POWERTRAIN AND ECONOMY
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Cummins ISX 12L, 425 hp engine w/engine brake
  • UPDATED! Allison B500 6-speed automatic transmission with prognostics capability with fuel saving (RELS-Reduced Engine Load at Stop)
  • IMPROVED! Fuel economy optimized rear axle ratios delivering up to 19% better fuel economy in certain configurations

Choice of alternatives included in basic coach

  • ZF AS Tronic semi-automatic transmission

Optional in basic coach

  • Detroit Diesel DD13, 410 hp engine w/engine brake
 
HANDLING, RIDE AND BRAKING
 

Standard in basic coach

  • Meritor® 16,500 lb (7,484 kg) Unitized Wheel Ends (front axle)
  • Meritor® axles; 23,000 lb (10,432 kg) drive, Pre-set bearings; 16,500 lb tag (7,484 kg); Unitized Wheel Ends (rear axles)
  • Meritor all-wheel EX-225 disc brakes with spring parking brake on drive axle
  • Leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated controls and ZF variable ratio steering
  • Wide-ride suspension system with Koni FSD shock absorbers
  • NEW! Tag axle unload feature for tighter turning and reduced tire wear, featuring automatic unload at low speed

Optional in basic coach

  • Steerable tag axle (turning radius of 45 ft. (2 ft. tighter than the basic configuration)
 
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
  • NEW! 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 in basic coach

  • Alcoa aluminum wheels, 22.5 x 9.0
 
PASSENGER INTERIOR, APPOINTMENTS AND CONVENIENCE
 

Standard in basic coach

  • NEW! Improved view from rear, driver side transom window with over 70% 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
  • IMPROVED! Standard LED aisle and floor interior lighting
  • Customizable fabric, flooring and interior trim options

Choice of alternatives included in basic coach

  • Amaya PG 56-passenger seating
  • UPDATED! FMVSS 210 compliant Amaya A-2TEN seating featuring integrated three-point seatbelts and adjustable MCI design headrests for improved passenger views
  • NEW! FMVSS 210 compliant Amaya Torino G-Plus seating featuring integrated three-point seatbelts and headrests

Optional in basic coach

  • Secondary lavatory holding tank
  • Blue LED night lights with soft start and fade-off interior lighting
  • LED round accent aisle lighting with brushed stainless surround and trim panel
  • Industry leading capacity enclosed parcel racks
  • Removable curb and roadside hostess table
  • Braun wheelchair lift with newly configured sliding seats to allow even seat spacing
 
DRIVER'S COCKPIT, INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS
 

Standard in basic coach

  • NEW! ISRI 6832 3-point driver seat with seatbelt alarm and featuring 2” of increased legroom
  • NEW! Upgraded instrument and switch panels with improved ergonomics, gauge visibility, driver ventilation and in-dash diagnostics
  • Multi-function steering wheel featuring courtesy "Yo" light switch to acknowledge passing vehicles
  • NEW! Enhanced pre-trip walk-around test check for easier inspections

Optional in basic coach

  • Power windshield blinds
 
AUDIO, VIDEO AND ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS
 

Standard

  • NEW! ACTIA audio with six 15" LCD wide-screen HD monitors with USB input
  • NEW! 12v power supply in parcel rack for easier Wi-Fi system installation

Optional

  • NEW! Enhanced audio with dual subwoofers, 15 x 2" tweeters and additional amplifier
  • NEW! Wireless microphones
  • NEW! iPod & MP3 connection integrated in head unit
  • IMPROVED! Wi-Fi system
  • 110v outlets, throughout cabin or every seat; with optional inverter at 1500w or 3600w depending on the number of outlets installed
  • NEW! Media panel USB and VGA (computer) port in tour guide area
  • Saucon asset tracking system with geo-fencing and OBR (on-board recording) capability
  • NEW! LCD diagnostic screen can be utilized from any of 3 diagnostic port locations for ease of use
 
COACH OPERATION & PERFORMANCE: RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS
 

Standard

  • UPDATED! Next generation, military spec, fully multiplexed solid-state electrical system featuring sealed connectors
  • NEW! More durable front and rear bumpers with more robust replaceable outer bumperettes
  • NEW! Brushless motors on HVAC evaporator and condenser for long life and low maintenance
  • IMPROVED! 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
  • NEW! Stainless steel, corrosion resistant coolant and charge air cooler tubes
  • UPDATED! Corrosion resistant condenser with state-of-the-art e-coating
  • Electromagnetic 3-speed fan clutch
  • IMPROVED! Extreme duty tag axle unload valves
  • IMPROVED! Rotary main battery disconnect switch
  • IMPROVED! MCI A/C compressor with improved tensioning system and idler
  • LED interior and exterior lighting upgrades
  • IMPROVED! Service door hinges with greaseable fittings
  • NEW! Over 20 significant corrosion control enhancements including improved air tanks, more stainless steel bracketry and expanded HydroArmor coverage
  • IMPROVED! Docking and corning light functionality to improve low-speed visibility and passenger entry /exit
  • IMPROVED! Dual Leece-Neville alternators
  • NEW! Ruggedized lavatory dump valve with easy to use lever handle
  • IMPROVED! Flat composite baggage bay flooring for improved corrosion resistance and driver ease of use

Optional

  • NEW! New long-life, high-visibility LED forward lighting high/low beam and amber DRL (Daytime Running Lamp)
  • NEW! Removable return air duct for easier servicing
  • NEW! Optional auxiliary heater — 45,000 BTU ProHeat or 120,000 BTU Spheros (Webasto)
 
SUPPORT, SERVICES & WARRANTY
 

Standard

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

Optional

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

Optional

  • Audio, entertainment and connectivity group
  • Extreme cold weather group
  • Extreme hot weather group
  • Tour company compliance group
  • Trim and appointment upgrade group
  • Driver convenience group
 
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 Radius:   47.00 ft - 14.32 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- Cummins / Detroit Diesel   15 gal / 10 gal
Payload Capacity   15,700 lbs
 
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