Volvo Buses


James E McNee hits a four with new Volvo B8R SC5

Edinburgh operator James E McNee Coaches has taken delivery of its fourth new Volvo B8R SC5 in a year.

“Our business is continuing to grow with a varied programme which features work including continental tours,” explained Managing Director, James E McNee. “Following our purchase of three Volvo B8R SC5 vehicles last year, we had no hesitation in going for another of the same type as we have had such great results so far.

“We have found the Volvo B8R SC5 to be reliable, with a strong kerb appeal and a slightly shorter than an average wheelbase, which makes it easier to navigate on narrower roads around the Scottish capital and in Europe.”

Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Jim Newman, said: “We are delighted to supply James E McNee an additional Volvo B8R coach taking their fleet to 11, eight of which are Volvo.

“The Volvo B8R Euro 6 chassis combined with the Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork, offers the best in fuel efficiency and versatile operation, and comes with a shorter chassis, but still has a surprisingly spacious interior.”

Volvo describes the B8R SC5 as being the perfect tourer for both UK and continental travel.  Available with 38/41 seats and being just over 10 metres in length, its superior manoeuvrability makes it suitable for both inner city use as well as in the open countryside and more challenging terrain.

James McNee added: “The local Volvo dealership in Broxbourne provides excellent technical support, and the price was competitive which made a repeat purchase an easy decision.”

“Throughout the purchasing process we dealt with Jim Newman at Volvo Bus and he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable.

“With Volvo Bus you get the complete package. They are responsive and you have the reassurance of their dealer network. The vehicle is already hard at work and along with the other three same spec vehicles, and we continue to see great results on the fuel consumption.”


19 May 2016

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James E McNee Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R coach with Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork

Notes to editors

Model  Volvo B8R 2-axle coach

Body specification  Sunsundegui SC5

Engine  Volvo D8K 350 6cyl 7.7 litre Euro 6 engine rated at 350hp @2200 rpm with maximum torque of 1400Nm at 1200-1600rpm. Optional 320hp engine available. Engine emission control uses SCR, EGR, DPF & DOC technology.

Transmission  Volvo AT2412E I-Shift fully automated 12 speed gearbox with integral retarder. Optional ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6 speed automatic hydraulic transmission available.

Dimensions  Height 3.5 m Width 2.55 m Length 10.3 m

Fuel tank  400 litres

Technical standard  European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

Body construction  Under frame 3CR12 stainless steel. Rest of frame in standard steel.

Safety features  EBS - Electronic Braking System featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) ESP - Electronic Stability Programme. Driver support system including Collision Warning Emergency Braking system (CWEB), Lane Keeping Support system (LKS).

Driver’s seat  Pneumatic driver’s seat ISRI 6860/875 NTS with three point seat belt and headrests.

Courier seat  Guide seat with three point seat belt and access to courier microphone.

Passenger seats  38/41 reclining seats with footrests, three point seat belts, headrests covered in leather and cup holders.

Luggage capacity  6 m3 approx (not including internal luggage racks).

Glazing  Laminated Opticool windscreen with dual speed windscreen wipers. Electrical side windows and individually operated driver and guide sun blinds. Double tinted side windows with curtains to all passenger windows.

Air conditioning  Roof mounted Carrier Sutrak AC 353 Gen 4 Type I unit with automatic control. 24kW cooling capacity and 38kW heating capacity.

Audio/Visual  Actia ACT 500 system incorporating radio/CD/DVD and USB. Front mounted 19” Phonocar LED flatscreen and reversing camera with dash mounted monitor.

Additional features  Front pneumatic and rear offside continental pneumatic doors, rear saloon toilet (optional), tip-up front bumper and wheel arch panels for access, acoustic and thermal insulation, separate heating and ventilation system for driver and guide, heating system by convectors, Halogen headlight, fog light and day running lights, internal LED indirect lighting, individual lights LED, Alcoa Dura- Bright alloys, carpets to gangways and all entrances, two electrical de-misting rear-view mirrors, front decency screen mounted fridge unit, drivers safe, air horns, side position lights and high level stop and indicator lights at rear (LED).