StreetDeck gains more power in OM936 trial

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Go North East has taken delivery of the first Wrightbus StreetDeck in the UK to be fitted with the 7.7-litre 6-cylinder Daimler OM936 engine.

The engine, which is the same as fitted to the current Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2, will deliver more power compared to the standard 5.1-litre 4-cylinder Daimler OM934 engine. It will also allow for the top speed to be increased from the current 50mph with the OM934 engine.

NK70 BYV will be trialled on Go North East’s interurban ‘X’ routes to compare against the native OM934-engined Wrightbus StreetDecks already in use.

The first UK Daimler OM936-engined Wrightbus StreetDeck is being trialled by Go North East. DAN GRAHAM