MAN A95 (ND323F)

MAN A95 (ND323F)
SMRT MAN A95 Demonstrator
SMRT MAN A95 Demonstrator
Manufacturer MAN Truck And Bus SE
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD (Gemilang Coachworks)
Years in operation 2014- Present
Operators SMRT Buses
SBS Transit
Go-Ahead Singapore
Technical Data
Length 12 metre
12.8 metre (SG5999Z)
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32
MAN D2066 LUH-51
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B
Voith DIWA 864.6 (SG6029S)
Accessibility Low Floor & Wheelchair-accessible
Emission Standard Euro V (EGR)
Euro VI (EGR+SCR)

The MAN A95, also known as the MAN ND323F or ND363F, is a low-floor, three-axle city bus chassis offered by MAN Truck & Bus. Designed for the Asia Pacific right-hand drive market, the MAN A95 is typically bodied as a double-deck bus, with units delivered to Singapore, Hong Kong, Australian and New Zealand public transport operators.

Most buses are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks in Malaysia, based on the MAN Lion’s City DD design which it manufactures under license.

First introduced locally in 2014 by SMRT Buses, a successful trial of the prototype bus (SMB5888H) led to the first bulk order of 16 units by SMRT in 2015. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) followed up bulk orders with another 60 and 122 buses in two batches respectively, registered between 2016 and 2017.

Further bulk orders were made in the Euro VI (or Euro 6) specification, with an initial 250 buses registered between 2018 and 2020. Deliveries for the second batch of Euro 6 MAN A95s, comprising 111 units, are ongoing. Under the Bus Contracting Model, MAN A95 buses were also leased to SBS Transit and Go-Ahead Singapore.

In addition, a one-off concept bus (SG5999Z) was built for public showcase, and later entered passenger service trials with Tower Transit and later SBS Transit.


Type Information:

The MAN A95 is a three-axle bus chassis adapted from the MAN Lion’s City range of city buses, which were previously only available with integral bodywork by MAN. As of 2020, most of these were bodied as double-deck buses, built by Gemilang Coachworks.

While the original MAN Lion’s City DD product (type designation: MAN A39) is a 13.73-metre left-hand drive (LHD) integral bus, the A95 is a right-hand drive (RHD) bus chassis shortened to 12 metres, and without room for a third door located at the rear overhang. Both the MAN A39 integral bus and the MAN A95 with the similar Lion’s City-inspired bodywork design can be referred to as the MAN Lion’s City DD.

All MAN A95 units operating in Singapore are of the ND323F make. The model number is broken down as follows:

  • N: Low-floor bus (German: Niederflur)
  • D: Double deck bus (German: Doppeldeckerbus)
  • xx: Power output in hp (rounded to nearest ten) – 320hp for A95 buses in Singapore.
  • 3: Third generation
  • F: Produced as a chassis (German: Fahrgestell); to be fitted with external bodywork

Outside of Singapore, some bus operators have opted for the 360hp engine for the MAN A95, hence the model ND363F. The chassis designation (A95) stays the same.

The first known unit in the world was trialled by SMRT Buses in 2014, at the request of MAN. While most MAN A95 buses were bodied as double-deck buses, several single-deck examples have been made for the New Zealand market. The chassis model (ND323F or ND363F) remain the same, despite the single-deck configuration.

Technical Information:

Chassis layout:
MAN A95 chassis

The MAN A95 is powered by the MAN D2066 LUH inline 6-cylinder twin-stage turbocharged engine, with the middle axle as the drive axle. The engine and transmission units are mounted longitudinally on the rear left of the vehicle, and connected to the drive axle (ZF AV133) via a laterally-offset driveshaft, which does not interfere with the middle passenger aisle. Typical for low-floor buses, both rear axles are inverted portal axles, which allow for the bus’ full-low-floor layout and thus improving passenger access. The rearmost axle (or trailing axle) can be fitted with a rear axle steering (RAS) system for improved cornering ability.

Chassis are available in 12 to 12.8-metre lengths (double deck) or 12 to 13.5-metre lengths (single deck). The MAN A95 is only offered in right hand drive.

Powertrain:
MAN A95 bus chassis

When the MAN A95 was launched, it came with the MAN D2066 LUH engine, in two power output options (320 and 360 horsepower). To achieve the Euro V emission standard, the engine uses Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and MAN’s own PM-Kat® exhaust treatment system, which contains a diesel oxidation catalyst and a particle filter.

Starting in 2017, Euro VI engines were offered with the MAN A95. An updated variant of the MAN D2066 engine was offered in two power output options (320 and 360 horsepower). These engines combine the EGR process with MAN’s SCRT exhaust treatment system, which contains a diesel oxidation catalyst, particle filter, and the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) process to further reduce emissions.

Standard Engine model Output Emissions Control
Euro V MAN D2066 LUH-32 320 hp MAN PURE DIESEL® EGR process, paired with PM-Kat® exhaust aftertreatment system (diesel oxidation catalyst + particle filter)
MAN D2066 LUH-33 360 hp
Euro VI MAN D2066 LUH-51 320 hp MAN PURE DIESEL® EGR process, paired with MAN SCRT exhaust aftertreatment system (diesel oxidation catalyst + CRTec® particulate filter + SCR catalytic converter); requires diesel exhaust fluids such as AdBlue
MAN D2066 LUH-52 360 hp

Similar to other MAN urban buses, the ND323F chassis is manufactured and assembled in Salzgitter, Germany, with engines produced in Nuremberg.

As for transmission options, the MAN A95 offers the ZF EcoLife 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, with an integrated hydraulic retarder. Voith DIWA transmissions are also available as an option.

Bodywork:

Most MAN A95 buses in the world are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks of Malaysia, which has a long history of building city buses on MAN bus chassis, mainly for the Asia Pacific market. The MAN Lion’s City DD bodywork is manufactured by Gemilang under a design license which mirrors the appearance of the MAN Lion’s City DD integral product.

The MAN Lion’s City DD bodywork fitted to Singapore MAN A95 buses underwent several design iterations. There are no known official terms to distinguish these bodywork types, so this website uses the following characterization for bodywork types:

Bodywork Examples (Singapore) Examples (Overseas)
Demonstrator Demonstrator (SMB5888H)
Pre-Facelift Euro 5 Batch 1 (SMB5889E – SMB5904U); Euro 5 Batch 2 (SG5740C – SG5799J) Berlin: MAN Lion’s City DD (A39) integral bus
Hong Kong: Kowloon Motor Bus: AMNE1, AMNF1-20. New World First Bus 6090. New Lantau Bus MD1-10. Discovery Bay DBAY 215-218.
Australia: Transdev NSW (different rear design)
Facelift version 1 Euro 5 Batch 3 (SG5800M – SG5829G), 3-door demonstrator (SG5999Z)
Facelift version 2 Euro 5 Batch 3 (SG5830B – SG5920A, SG2017C) Hong Kong: New Lantau Bus MDR01-34. Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge Shuttle. Discovery Bay (fleet number unconfirmed).
Australia: State Transit Authority NSW (B-Line)
UAE: Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
Facelift version 3 Euro 6 Batch 1 & 2 (SG5921Y onwards)

Gemilang Coachworks builds these buses using the EcoRange lightweight aluminium bus body structure developed by Constellium. By using aluminium extrusions and composite elements designed for ease of assembly, overall cost of production is reduced (via lower labour and tooling costs). In addition, aluminium is corrosion-resistant, and the lightweight body benefits fuel economy over the bus’ lifespan.

Apart from Gemilang, New Zealand bodybuilder Designline has also produced double-deck MAN A95 buses (for GoBus Hamilton).

Single-deck MAN A95 buses (stretched to >13m) have been produced by Gemilang Coachworks (for Go Bus Transport), and Australian manufacturer Bustech (Bustech VST 13.5m body, for SkyBus), both for the New Zealand market.

Markets:

The MAN A95 indicates MAN’s renewed interest in entering the right-hand drive market for double-decker bus chassis, which is particularly strong in the Asia Pacific region. A previous attempt at one such chassis, the MAN 24.310 model built for the Hong Kong market (around Year 2000) had seen weak sales, with under 50 units being purchased and put into service.

With Hong Kong being a large market for RHD double-deck buses, MAN A95 buses found their way into the fleets of Franchised bus companies Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and New Lantau Bus Co., with buses delivered in 2015. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Shuttle also ordered the MAN A95, delivered in 2018. Additionally, open-top MAN A95 units saw service with private operators as sightseeing buses. Despite these successes, sales of the MAN A95 were not strong enough to gain a foothold over more established double-deck bus brands in Hong Kong, such as Alexander Dennis Limited and Volvo.

However, the MAN A95 saw strong success in Singapore with large numbers of orders placed by LTA, both directly and through participating in a tendering process via its local importer, ST Engineering Land Systems.

In Australia, the State Transit Authority of New South Wales also purchased MAN A95 buses for Sydney’s B-Line, a bus rapid transit network which opened in 2017. Private operator Forest Coach Lines​ also procured MAN A95 buses. In New Zealand, GO Bus and Skybus​ have also procured MAN A95 buses as single-deck buses.

Timeline:

  • 2014 (15 Nov): First MAN A95 (SMB5888H) entered service
  • 2015 (07 Sep): MAN A95 (Euro 5 Batch 1) buses entered service
  • 2016 (11 Mar): 3-door MAN A95 Mock-up Bus unveiled
  • 2016 (29 Aug): MAN A95 (Euro 5 Batch 2) buses entered service
  • 2017 (14 Feb): MAN A95 (Euro 5 Batch 3) buses entered service
  • 2017 (13 Mar): 3-door MAN A95 (SG5999Z) launched & entered service with Tower Transit
  • 2017 (9 Sep): MAN A95 with automatic wheelchair ramp launched (SG5835M) & entered service with SBS Transit
  • 2017 (09 Dec): Euro 6 MAN A95 (SG2017C) unveiled
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Euro 6 MAN A95 (SG2017C) entered service
  • 2017: Negotiated Contract PT337 – Procurement of 250 MAN Buses awarded to ST Engineering Land Systems
  • 2018 (10 Mar): MAN A95 buses entered service with Go-Ahead Singapore
  • 2018 (02 Apr): 3-door MAN A95 (SG5999Z) entered service with SBS Transit
  • 2018 (27 May): MAN A95 (Euro 6 Batch 1) buses entered service
  • 2018 (11 Jul): ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd awarded tender (PT322) for Euro 6 111 Double-Decker buses.
  • 2020 (30 Mar): MAN A95 (Euro 6 Batch 2) buses entered service

Bus Assembly

Main Article: The making of a bus – MAN Lion’s City DD

MAN bus chassis are manufactured in Germany, and then shipped to Johor, Malaysia for body assembly by Gemilang Coachworks Sdn Bhd.

For a detailed write-up with more pictures, check out The making of a bus – MAN Lion’s City DD.


Specifications

Demonstrator Euro 5 (Batch 1) Euro 5 (Batch 2) Euro 5 (Batch 3) SG2017C Euro 6 (Batch 1) Euro 6 (Batch 2)
Registration no. SMB5888H SMB5889E – SMB5904U SG5740C – SG5799J SG5800M – SG5920A SG2017C SG5921Y – SG6171M SG6172K onwards
Quantity 1 16 60 121 1 250 111
Registered 1 Oct 2014 31 Aug 2015 – 30 Nov 2015 14 Apr 2016 – 19 Aug 2016 2 Feb 2017 – 27 Dec 2017 30 Nov 2017 22 May 2018 – 28 Feb 2020 20 Mar 2020 onwards
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32 engine, turbocharged and inter-cooled, 10518cc
Power/torque rating of 235 kW (320 hp) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
MAN D2066 LUH-58 engine, turbocharged and inter-cooled, 10518cc
Power/torque rating of 235 kW (320 hp) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro V compliant
MAN PURE DIESEL® EGR process, paired with PM-Kat® exhaust aftertreatment system (diesel oxidation catalyst + particle filter)
Euro VI compliant
MAN PURE DIESEL® EGR process, paired with MAN SCRT exhaust aftertreatment system (diesel oxidation catalyst + CRTec® particulate filter + SCR catalytic converter); requires diesel exhaust fluids such as AdBlue
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B
Voith DIWA 864.6 (SG6029S)
ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD (Pre-Facelift) MAN Lion’s City DD (Facelift v1, v2) MAN Lion’s City DD (Facelift v2) MAN Lion’s City DD (Facelift v3)
EDS Mobitec MobiLED
Aesys Libra (former)
Mobitec MobiLED Mobitec MobiLED Ultima Amber (Front)
Gorba imotion LED.e TOPSMART (Side & Rear)
PIDS Not Applicable LAWO INFOtainment PIDS
Driver Assistance Depends on operator. Refer to individual articles.
Doors Masats
Air-con Denso
Seats Ster NewCity Vogelsitze System 750/3

MAN A95 Demonstrator (Lion’s City DD) — SMB5888H

Main Article: SMB5888H: MAN A95 Demonstrator

In 2014, SMRT Buses brought in a MAN A95 demonstrator unit for road testing and evaluation from MAN’s local dealer, ST Kinetics. The bus bore SMRT’s new pixel livery and the registration SMB5888H, registered on 01 October 2014.

Basic Technical Specifications
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro V compliant
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and MAN’s PM-Kat® exhaust treatment system, hence doing away with the need for diesel exhaust fluids. Meets the Euro V emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
EDS Mobitec MobiLED Electronic Display Signages (EDS)
Orange LED matrix design. Originally Aesys Libra, replaced in May 2016
Air-conditioning Denso rear-mounted air-conditioning unit

SMRT first announced its purchase of 201 new double-deck buses in March 2014. Following the large intake of Alexander Dennis Enviro500 units, SMB5888H is the second model of double-deck bus brought in by SMRT, with a single unit brought in for evaluation purposes. The first announcement was made over SMRT’s official Facebook page on 25 September 2014, reporting that the bus was brought in for trial at the manufacturer’s request, for a year’s duration. This was part of SMRT’s ongoing effort to test out new bus models.

The bus featured Ster NewCity seats (similar to SBS7777Y), leaf doors (entrance) and sliding plug doors (exit) supplied by Masats, and adjustable ball-type air-conditioning vents. Electronic Destination Signage (EDS) was supplied by Aesys Libra (fitted with an Aesys KC640-USB controller), a new addition to the standard models of EDS units used on SMRT buses. It was replaced by a conventional Mobitec MobiLED unit in May 2016, in standardisation with the production batch MAN A95 buses.

Revenue service

SMB5888H made its revenue service debut on 5 November 2014, appearing on Service 190. In 2016, SMB5888H was transferred to Ang Mo Kio Depot, where it was allocated to Service 169 from 2016 to 2018, and then redeployed to Service 854 since 2018.

Modifications

SMB5888H had its original Aesys Libra Electronic Display Signs (EDS) replaced with conventional Mobitec MobiLED units in May 2016, in standardisation with the production batch MAN A95 buses.

We cover SMB5888H in greater detail at the main article: SMB5888H: MAN A95 Demonstrator


Euro 5 Batch 1 — MAN A95 (Lion’s City DD) — SMB5889E – SMB5904U

Main Article:  MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5

A further purchase of sixteen Production Batch MAN A95 buses was initiated by SMRT Buses to increase its double-decker bus fleet, and in part due to the satisfactory trial of SMB5888H. These buses were registered between 31 August 2015 and 30 November 2015 as SMB5889E – SMB5904U, in numerical continuation after the demonstrator unit.

Basic Technical Specifications
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro V compliant
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and MAN’s PM-Kat® exhaust treatment system, hence doing away with the need for diesel exhaust fluids. Meets the Euro V emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
Additional Tree Guards mounted on upper deck.
EDS Mobitec MobiLED Electronic Display Signage (EDS)
Connected to a Mobitec MobiMASTER ICU 402 controller
Others Masats door systems
Denso
rear-mounted air-conditioning unit

The Production Batch buses featured aesthetic changes such as a redesigned front and rear, including the addition of daylight running LEDs below the headlights, and a rearrangement of various components like the battery box and fuel tank.

These buses feature Mobitec MobiLED electronic display units similar to many other SMRT buses, along with tree guards on the upper deck, and Vogelsitze System 750/3 seats standardised with the MAN A22, MAN A24 and Enviro500 buses. The first unit, SMB5889E, was registered on 31 August 2015.

The battery box is now housed below the bus driver’s compartment seat, like the MAN A22 buses, instead of below the staircase on SMB5888H. The fuel tank has also been moved from the rear axle to the staircase area.

Revenue Service

Allocated to Kranji Bus Depot, SMB5889E made its revenue service debut on Monday, 7 September 2015, appearing on Express Service 868. Following which, it was deployed on Service 700 on Tuesday, 8 September 2015.

The first of MAN A95 production batch buses (SMB5890A & SMB5891Y) were registered on 12 Oct 2015. These two buses made their revenue service debut on Thursday, 16 October 2015, on Services 188 and 190. These were followed by the remainder of the MAN A95 production batch.

We cover the Euro 5 Batch 1 MAN A95 in greater detail at the main article: MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5


Euro 5 Batch 2 — MAN A95 (Lion’s City DD) — SG5740C – SG5799J

Main Article:  MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5
See Also:  New MAN A95 buses for SMRT and Buses with USB Charging Ports Hit The Roads!

As part of the Bus Contracting Model, a further purchase of sixty (60) more MAN A95 buses were purchased by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). These buses were registered between 14 April 2016 to 19 August 2016 as SG5740C – SG5799J, the first SG-plated MAN A95 buses.

Basic Technical Specifications
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro V compliant
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and MAN’s PM-Kat® exhaust treatment system, hence doing away with the need for diesel exhaust fluids. Meets the Euro V emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
EDS Mobitec MobiLED Electronic Display Signage (EDS)
Connected to a Mobitec MobiMASTER ICU 402 controller
Additional Specifications Masats door systems
Denso
rear-mounted air-conditioning unit
USB Charging Ports
New MAN A95 at Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
New MAN A95 at Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange

These buses feature the exact same technical specifications as their SMRT counterparts, but without tree guards on the upper deck. Buses registered SG5790H onward are equipped with USB Charging Ports.

At launch, all Batch 2 MAN A95 buses were leased to SMRT Buses for revenue service operations, to make up for the shortfall of double-deck buses after BSEP-registered Enviro500 buses were absorbed into the BCM bus pool and subsequently transferred to Tower Transit.

Additional Specifications

At launch, these buses were painted in different liveries:

  • SG5740C – SG5754M: SMRT Buses’ pixel livery
  • SG5755K – SG5782G: LTA’s Lush Green livery (darker shade of green, black painted front)
  • SG5783D – SG5799J: LTA’s Lush Green livery (lighter shade of green, green painted front)

Also for reasons unknown, a Bright Red MAN A95 was delivered to Singapore before being repainted.

We cover the Euro 5 Batch 2 MAN A95 in greater detail at the main article: MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5


Euro 5 Batch 3 — MAN A95 (Lion’s City DD) — SG2017C & SG5800M – SG5920A

Main Article:  MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5
See Also: New MAN Lion’s City Facelift DD Buses

To further increase the Bus Contracting Model bus pool, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) purchased a further 122 more MAN A95 buses. These buses were registered as SG2017C, SG5800M – SG5920A from 2 February 2017, with registration completed on 27 December 2017.

Also delivered with this batch is SG2017C, which commemorates the conclusion of the 5-year Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) initiated in 2012. It is the 1000th bus to be delivered under the BSEP, as well as the first Euro VI Diesel Public bus in Singapore.

Basic Technical Specifications
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-32, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro V compliant
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and MAN’s PM-Kat® exhaust treatment system, hence doing away with the need for diesel exhaust fluids. Meets the Euro V emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
EDS Mobitec MobiLED Electronic Display Signage (EDS)
Connected to a Mobitec MobiMASTER ICU 402 controller
Additional Specifications Masats door systems
Denso
rear-mounted air-conditioning unit
USB Charging Ports (with covers)
TNT Surveillance Golden Eye Anti-Fatigue System
Mobileye 630 Advanced Driver Assistance System
ST I-SAW-U Driver Warning System
Driver Protective Screen
Gemilang Coachworks - Completed MAN A95 buses
Gemilang Coachworks – Completed MAN A95 buses

The exterior styling of the bus bears new styling elements, most notably the large grey stripe on both sides of the bus. The bus also adopted modifications to the head and rear design, such as larger headlights and a brand new rear design. A similar face-lifted design was used on LTA’s prototype MAN Lion’s City DD Mock-Up, which was first showcased in March 2016. Buses registered after SG5835M received a modified rear design.

The interior of the bus is very similar to the Batch 2 buses, but with plastic covers over USB Charging Ports, preventing the accumulation of dust and minimising the risk of accidental damage.

The first two units from this batch, SG5800M & SG5801K, were registered on 2 February 2017 and leased to SMRT Buses upon registration. On the evening of 14 February 2017, the first two units of the Batch 3 MAN A95 (SG5800M and SG5801K) buses made their revenue service debut on Bus Service 190 and Bus Service 972 respectively.

SBS Transit received its first MAN A95 bus registered as SG5835M on 20 July 2017. The bus features an automatic wheelchair ramp at the rear door. The RT1 Dual Telescopic Ramp is supplied by Spanish company Masats (who also supplies the door systems for the MAN A95 buses) and is electrically operated. Check out Launch of SBS Transit MAN A95 with Auto Ramp. Subsequently, more MAN A95 buses were leased to SBS Transit.

Go-Ahead Singapore also began leasing MAN A95 buses in January 2018.

Also, check out:

We cover the Euro 5 Batch 3 MAN A95 in greater detail at the main article: MAN A95 (ND323F) – Euro 5


Euro VI Specification

Singapore adopted the Euro 6 (or Euro VI) standards for all new diesel vehicles registered in Singapore from 1 January 2018, representing the latest in emission standards. As such, new buses which were registered from 2018 had to comply with the more stringent emission standards.

Euro VI Unit: SG2017C
Main Article: SG2017C: The first Euro 6 MAN A95

SG2017C’s unique registration plate commemorates the conclusion of the 5-year Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) initiated in 2012. It is the 1000th bus to be delivered under the BSEP, as well as the first Euro VI Diesel bus in Singapore. On 30 November 2017, SG2017C, was registered and leased to SBS Transit.

Basic Technical Specifications
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-51, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro VI-compliant
Engine combines Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), hence requiring diesel exhaust fluids such as AdBlue. Meets the latest Euro VI emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Voith DIWA 864.6 gearbox, four-speed automatic (SG6029S)
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
EDS Mobitec MobiLED Electronic Display Signage (EDS)
Connected to a Mobitec MobiMASTER ICU 402 controller
Additional Specifications Masats door systems
Denso
rear-mounted air-conditioning unit
USB Charging Ports (with covers)

At launch, the bus was decorated with a unique advert wrap commemorating milestones achieved during the 5-year Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). While appearing similar to normal MAN A95 buses, it is distinguished by a ‘Euro 6’ badge near the front entrance door.


Euro 6 Batch 1 — ​MAN A95 (Lion’s City DD) — SG5921Y – SG5998B, SG6000Z – SG6171M

Main Article: MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch

As part of the Bus Contracting Model, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is has initiated further purchases of 250 MAN A95 buses as part of Contract PT337. These buses are of the Euro VI specification and are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks with the facelifted MAN Lion’s City DD bodywork. In compliance with new LTA specifications, buses are equipped with Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) and two wheelchair bays.

The first of these buses were registered SG5921Y – SG5926J on 22 May 2018 and leased to SBS Transit. All six buses made their revenue service debut on 27 May 2018, operating on Service 851e.

We cover the Euro 6 Batch 1 MAN A95 in greater detail at the main article: MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch


Euro 6 Batch 2 — MAN A95 (Lion’s City DD) — SG6172K onward

Main Article: MAN A95 (Euro 6) – Second Production Batch

In 2018, ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. was awarded the tender (PT322) for 111 Euro 6 Double Deck Diesel Buses.

Registration for this batch of buses commenced in March 2020.

We cover the Euro 6 Batch 2 MAN A95 in greater detail at the main article: MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch


MAN Lion’s City DD L Mock-up Bus

See also: MAN Lion’s City DD L Mock-up Bus, LTA evaluates 3-door MAN Lion’s City DD Concept Bus, MAN A95 – Lion’s City DD (3-Door) Concept Bus

A prototype MAN A95 in Lush Green made its debut appearance at LTA’s Our Bus Journey Carnival at Ngee Ann City. The bus is one of two concept buses commissioned by LTA to provide the public with a glimpse of how buses would look like in the future, the other being an Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC (2015 Facelift).

The concept bus features three doors and two staircases, with new features such as seats with headrests, USB charging ports, stylish interior lighting and a Passenger Information Display. For more information, visit the MAN Lion’s City DD L Mock-up Bus article.

From 13 March 2017, the bus embarked on revenue service trials on Bus Service 143, operated by Tower Transit Singapore. It marked the start of a six-month trial by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to evaluate the suitability of such a bus design for Singapore’s use. For more information, visit the LTA evaluates 3-door MAN Lion’s City DD Concept Bus article.


MAN A95 (Euro 5)
Batch Number
Registration Engine Gearbox Introduced Bodywork
Demonstrator 1 SMB5888H MAN D2066 LUH-33 ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B 2014 MAN Lion’s City DD / Gemilang Coachworks
Production Batch 1 16 SMB5889E -SMB5904U 2015
Production Batch 2 60 SG5740C – SG5799J 2016
Production Batch 3 121 SG5800M – SG5920A 2017
3 Door Concept Bus 1 SG5999Z 2017
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
Initial Unit
(Production Batch 3)
1 SG2017C MAN D2066 LUH-51 ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B
Voith DIWA 864.6 (SG6029S)
2017 MAN Lion’s City DD / Gemilang Coachworks
Production Batch 1 250 SG5921Y – SG5998B, SG6000Z – SG6171M 2018
Production Batch 2 111 SG6172K onward ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B 2020

Gallery (Revenue service):

Gallery (Chartered Services):

For more images, visit the MAN A95 Gallery


Video Tour of bus interior

Bus Model

Knackstop MAN A95 bus model - Original packaging and unpackaged bus
Knackstop MAN A95 bus model – Original packaging and unpackaged bus
Main Article: MAN A95 bus models launched by Knackstop

On 21 June 2017, Knackstop launched the “Singapore Bus Model”, featuring a Lush Green MAN A95 bus. Marketed as the “Singapore Bus Model”, the bus is decorated with the Lush Green livery and SG<3BUS decals, but without any operator logo.

Knackstop, a retail arm set up by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), sells a collection of public transport-inspired keepsakes and souvenirs. The “Singapore Bus Model” is its first die-cast bus model to be put on sale, retailing at $92.


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11 thoughts on “MAN A95 (ND323F)

  • 15 February 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    SG5914T was spotted doing route training at New Bridge Rd Terminal and Pasir Ris Interchange, likely training for deployment on services 12 or 12e, the EDS was formatted with Go-Ahead Singapore’s route training scroll and operator stickers have since been pasted.
    Regards,
    Lee Choon Yee Lcy

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  • 28 October 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Later batches more likely to post to SBS. A small number had gone to BN,HG and SL besides SE/AMK. for fleet upgrades.

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