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The Mercedes-Benz OF series of truck platforms are omnibus chassis with front engine, drum brakes, spring suspension, produced by Mercedes-Benz in Argentina and Brazil for the market South American. Depending on the model, they can be for urban or interurban use of short or medium distance since they are basic platforms of high floor. The abbreviation OF stands for omnibus front-mounted engine «front engine bus».

History

The Mercedes-Benz OF chassis represented the continuity of the front engine buses LO 1114 and OC 1214, the latter sharing the characteristic of being front and rear. not semifrontal like the first ones.

In the city of Buenos Aires were widely used during much of the 1980s and some years of the 90', discontinued in 1993 after the new regulations in Buenos Aires, which prohibited the use of motor forward in urban buses, however, they are still widely used in other Argentine markets.

Mercedes-Benz OF Chassis (1982 - present)

Here are some models of this Mercedes-Benz chassis series for the body of a bus: 

Serie: Origin: Years: Distance between axis: Engine Power
OF 1114 Argentina 1982 - 1982 4570 mm OM 352 140 hp
OF 1214 Argentina 1982 - 1993 4570 mm OM 352 140 hp
OF 1215 Argentina 1991 - 1992 4570 mm OM 366 150 hp
OF 1320 Argentina 1990 - 1993 4570 mm OM 366 LA 200 hp
OF 1115 (O 366) Brasil 1984 - 1998 4570 mm OM 366 150 hp
OF 1318 Brasil/Argentina 1984 - 1998 5170 mm OM 366 A 180 hp
OF 1620 Brasil/Argentina 1994 - 2000 6050 mm OM 366 LA 200 hp
OF 1418 Brasil/Argentina 1999 - 2015 5250 mm OM 366 A / OM 904 180 hp
OF 1519 Brasil/Argentina 2007 - presente 5250 mm OM 924 190 hp
OF 1621 Argentina 2017 - presente 5250 mm OM 924 Euro V 210 hp
OF 1721 Brasil 1998 - presente 5950 mm OM 924 / OM 366 LA Euro II 221 hp
OF 1722 Brasil/Argentina 2006 (2013 en Argentina) - 2015 5950 mm OM 924 LA Euro III 220 hp
OF 1724 Brasil 2007 - presente 5950 mm OM 926 LA Euro III 240 hp
OF 1218 Brasil 2011 - presente 4400 mm OM 904 LA Euro III 180 hp

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