Mercedes-Benz O405G

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Detailed EDS Specifications:

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Mk I):

  • Gorba imotion:
    TIB849B – TIB852R, TIB855H – TIB860S, TIB862L, TIB864G – TIB871K, TIB873E – TIB877U, TIB879P – TIB885X, TIB887R, TIB888M, TIB890E – TIB892A, TIB894U – TIB904A
  • Mobitec MobiLED:
    TIB853M, TIB854K, TIB861P, TIB863J, TIB872H, TIB878S, TIB886T, TIB889K, TIB893Y

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Mk II):

  • Mobitec MobiLED:¬†
    TIB973A – TIB993S, TIB995L – TIB1001Z
  • LAWO Benefit:¬†

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Habit):

  • Mobitec MobiLED:
    TIB1019Z – TIB1033G, TIB1035B – TIB1104K, TIB1106E – TIB1131G, TIB1134Z – TIB1177A, TIB1198P – TIB1241Y, TIB1243S – TIB1247G
  • Hanover:
  • Gorba imotion:
    TIB1132D, TIB1133B, TIB1242U

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Volgren):

  • Mobitec MobiLED:
    TIB1024H, TIB1178Y – TIB1197S (All units)

Detailed Gearbox Specifications:

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Mk I):

  • ZF 4HP 590:¬†TIB838H,¬†TIB849B – TIB904A¬†(All units)

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Mk II):

  • ZF 4HP 590:¬†TIB973A – TIB1001Z¬†(All units)

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Habit):

  • ZF 4HP 590:¬†TIB1019Z – TIB1023K, TIB1061A, TIB1063U – TIB1147L
  • ZF 4HP 600:¬†TIB1148J – TIB1177A, TIB1198P – TIB1207Y
  • Voith DIWA 863.3:¬†TIB1025E – TIB1060C, TIB1062Y, TIB1208U – TIB1247G

– Mercedes-Benz O405G (Volgren):

  • ZF 4HP 600:¬†TIB1178Y – TIB1187X
  • Voith DIWA 863.3:¬†TIB1024H,¬†TIB1188T – TIB1197S

Accidents and incidents: (retrieved from

  • TIB900K was de-registered and scrapped due to fire in 2000 while on Service 67.
  • TIB986M met into an accident while on Service 190 years ago, and back with new front without the ‘Smiley’ front.
  • TIB984T has a new front without the ‘Smiley’ front as well, it is unknown what happened.
  • TIB992U met into a freak accident fatally killing an Indonesian maid while on Service 302, and was back on service.
  • TIB997G met into an accident involving a taxi while on Service 960, and back with a new front.
  • TIB1063U caught fire from the engine area at Boon Lay Temp Int in the morning of 17 March 2008, and is back on service.
  • TIB1067J fitted with a new rear after having a damaged rear previously.
  • TIB1074M was burnt in May 2011 as it caught fire while operating on Service 61 and subsequently de-registered.
  • TIB1105H caught fire at Marsiling in the early morning of 20 August 2008. It has been refurbished and back on service as of 23 August 2010.
  • TIB1110S was scrapped in December 2003 as it caught fire while operating on Service 903 and subsequently de-registered.
  • TIB1172M met into an accident in 2008 involving SMB15T, and was back on service.



Additional section:

SBS/SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz O405GN (Volgren) Demonstrator – SBS999U

In 1996, Singapore Bus Services (SBS) brought in a demonstrator Mercedes-Benz O405G with a modified Volgren CR221LD bodywork. It was registered as¬†SBS999U.¬†Back then, SBS was solely operating double-deck buses as high-capacity buses, and was exploring the possibility of having bendy buses in its fleet. SBS999U was one of two bendy buses brought in for evaluation, the other being SBS998Y (a ‘puller’ Volvo B10MA).

SBS999U in SBS livery, photo by Chipio
SBS999U in SBS livery, photo by Chopio

SBS999U was equipped with the 288-horsepower turbocharged Mercedes-Benz OM447hLA engine, fitted to the four-speed automatic ZF Ecolife 4HP590 gearbox. The chassis were built in Germany and bodied by Volgren in Australia (a modified Volgren CR221), and shipped to Singapore completely built up (CBU). Roof-mounted air-conditioning was supplied by Denso, while the Electronic Display Signage (EDS) was a Mobitec, of a flip-dot design.

The trial was unsuccessful and no further purchases were made. The two articulated buses were sold to New Zealand in 2006.


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4 thoughts on “Mercedes-Benz O405G

  • 21 January 2021 at 5:55 PM

    The last O405G was de-registered on 19 January 2021.

  • 20 January 2021 at 11:10 PM

    All Mercedes Benz O405G buses have been de-registered, with the last few units written off in January 2021.

  • 18 November 2019 at 5:42 PM

    All Hispano Mark II O405Gs and a Volgren bendy demonstrator were retired in 2017 while the 2000 Hispano Habits were retired in 2018. In addition, the 2001 Hispano Habits (TIB1148J – TIB1177A) and Production Batch Volgren bendies were retired in 2019.

  • 8 June 2017 at 6:19 PM

    RIP TIB1214B 2001-2017


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