Low-floor city bus MAZ-203is produced at the Minsk Automobile Plant since 2006. The machine is radically different from its predecessor, the MAZ-203 model. The difference is in the configuration of the lower tier of the cabin. In the 103rd version, the floor surface rises by 400 millimeters, starting from the trailing edge of the middle door and ending with the far wall of the bus. On the right side, on the hill, there are two double seats, and behind them is the workplace of the conductor, an armchair unfolded 90 degrees for greater convenience.
On the left side of the podium are threedouble seat. The inclination of the backs corresponds to the norms of ergonomics. At the rear wall there is one continuous row of seats for six seats. The total number of seats is 32.
The floor of the model MAZ-203 is flat throughout the salon, but inThe very end is mounted a small elevation, on which are located three chairs. In the rear left corner there is a module with chilled drinking water. In front of the machine there are two more seats. On the wheel arches of the rear wheels are mounted eight seats, four on each side. These seats are back-mounted to each other. Some passengers who are crawling on the bus, this reverse arrangement is best. The remaining seats are installed in the usual manner, in the direction of travel. However, on the arches of the front wheels, the seats are also deployed with their backs to each other.
Landing and Disembarkation
The interior space model MAZ-203 looksquite spacious, in the zone of the middle wing doors there is a free platform, which can accommodate a wheelchair user or several suitcases. For the landing and disembarkation of the disabled there is a retractable platform, which is equipped with an electric drive and is controlled from the driver's cab.
Height from road to floor lineis 330 mm, this is enough for comfortable landing and landing of ordinary passengers, while the bus is parked at the curb, which is at each stop along the route. The machine fits strictly along the line, with the expectation that all three doors are right at the edge of the asphalt pavement. Its height is 18-20 centimeters.
Body parameters are the same for all urbanbuses MAZ brand of the second generation. These models are MAZ 256, 171, 251, 206. The frame of the body is made of profile galvanized thin-walled pipes. The welded structure is connected to the fiberglass plating panels, after which glass is inserted into the grooves.
Windshield of panoramic configurationProvides the driver with a complete overview, and also contributes to efficient interior lighting. The front door is fully used for the entrance and exit of passengers, while the MAZ-103 model had only one leaf for this purpose - the other served to allow the driver to enter the cabin.
According to its data MAZ-203 complies with the standardsEuropean countries and has already been exported to Germany and Poland. Currently, the issue of the delivery of a bus to Spain is being considered. The urban transport of this country basically consists of similar buses, so the two hundred third will fit perfectly into the transport structure of Madrid and other major cities.
The bus is the winner of the 9th Moscow International Motor Show-2005 prize. The car also won first place at the international exhibition SIA-2006, held in Kiev.
MAZ-203: technical specifications
Manufacturer - Minsk Automobile Plant.
- full curb weight - 11,100 kg;
- the speed close to the maximum is 90 km / h;
- class - large;
- capacity, seats - 37;
- the total allowable capacity is 102;
- front wheels, track - 2101 mm;
- the track of the rear wheels is 1888 mm;
- height along the roof line - 2920 mm;
- number of doors - 3;
- suspension, front - dependent, spring-pneumatic;
- rear suspension - dependent with continuous bridge, spring-pneumatic;
- brakes - disc on all wheels.
The bus engine MAZ-203 produced by MMZ. The motor meets the requirements of the Euro-4 ecological standard:
- engine - diesel Daimler Chrysler OM 906;
- number of cylinders - 16;
- configuration - V-shaped;
- torque - 110 Nm when rotating 1300 rpm;
- power, close to the maximum, - 279 liters. from.;
- the working volume of the cylinders is 6.37 liters.
Transmission is an automatic three-speed gearbox.</ p>