Volvo Buses


Volvo B11R ‘flies high’ with Falcon Coaches

Hertfordshire based coach operator Falcon Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo Bus B11R Euro 6 vehicle as the latest addition to its fleet.
Volvo B11R ‘flies high’ with Falcon Coaches

An established customer with 99% of its fleet being Volvo vehicles, Falcon Coaches chose the   B11R with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork as they wanted the latest fuel economy technology provided by the B11R chassis coupled with the strong aesthetic appearance of the SC7.

Darren Nash, owner of Falcon Coaches, said:  “We were keen that the latest addition to our fleet would be another Volvo.  This is the first B11R we have purchased having previously run the B12, which has given us extremely reliable service and we have confidence the B11R will give us the level of performance and fuel economy we are seeking.

“We were also struck with the look of the SC7 bodywork which is an important consideration for our customers, who like an impressive looking coach.  The fact that is also offers us 53 passenger seating capacity is also great as this new vehicle is destined for use on a wide range of work including touring and corporate contracts – basically anything and everything.

“This was the first time we’d worked with Richard Mann, our retail coach sales manager, and the whole purchasing process ran very smoothly from start right up to the final delivery.”

Richard Mann, Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, said:  “It’s always good to get repeat business from established and loyal customers such as Falcon Coaches.  We’re confident they’ll be pleased with their new Volvo B11R, which has gained such a strong reputation for its fuel economy and performance with operators all around the UK and making it a popular choice.”

Falcon Coaches has been established for more than 20 years and is based just outside of Potters Bar in Hertfordshire. A family owned and operated business, the company operates a wide range of local and national services for its customers. 


26 November 2015

Caption for photograph:

Falcon Coaches 1: A new Volvo Bus B11R Euro 6 coach with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork delivered to Hertfordshire based Falcon Coaches as the latest addition to its fleet.

Editors’ notes

Model - Volvo B11R Luxury Coach

Body specification - Sunsundegui 13 m SC7

Engine - Volvo Euro 6 D11K 380 or 430hp vertical rear engine. Emission levels comply with Euro 6 legislation. Engine emission control uses SCR & EGR technology.

Transmission - Volvo I-Shift 12 speed AMT with integral retarder. Version E. Optional ZF 6AP2000B 6-speed automatic hydraulic transmission (380hp engine only).

Dimensions - Height 3.58 m

Width - 2.55 m

Length - 13.125 m

Safety features - Electronic Braking System (EBS) featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).

Fuel tank - 480 litres or Bodybuilder supply.

Technical standard - European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

Body construction - Underframe front and rear modules in 3CR12 stainless steel. Remainder in ST44.2 carbon steel. Side and rear hatches in aluminium.

Driver’s seat - Fully adjustable Isringhausen 6860/875 NTS with air suspension, 3 point seat belt and arm rests.

Courier seat - Esteban Guia I with 3 point seat belt with armrests.

Passenger seats - 53 reclining Esteban Ega Relax seats with 3 point seat belts, 2 position footrests, magazine net, cup holder and leather headrest inserts.

Luggage capacity -  10 m3 approx

Glazing - Laminated windscreen with Optikool treatment, bonded and extra tinted, heat proof double glazed side & rear windows.

Air conditioning - Sutrak Eberspacher AC353 Gen 4 Type 1 with 24kW cooling capacity and 38kW heating capacity.

Heating & Ventilation - Full length skirt mounted double pipe convector radiators including separate defroster and heating for driver’s compartment.

Additional features - Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, reversing camera, refrigerator, driver and courier safe, demountable centre freshwater washroom with smoke sensor and hand dryer, integral camera above continental exit linked to driver’s screen, carpets to full saloon, driver’s front and centre exit steps, curtains to side windows, hot water boiler, double glazed peage entrance door and heated driver’s electronic window, dual and independent motorised driver’s and courier front windscreen blinds