MAN Senator School & Charter Bus

MAN together with Bus and Coach Sales Australasia (BCSA) and body builder Bonluck have jointly developed a well-equipped school/charter bus for operators seeking a price conscious, yet highly reliable, solution without needing to compromise on the underpinning MAN quality.

With a practical yet purposeful appearance, a 1,250 mm floor line, 6 door underfloor luggage bins  and MAN’s proven quality, reliability, and efficiency underneath, the Senator it is an ideal entry level solution for your school or day charter applications.

The Senator is built on the well-established IC 19.320 RR8 chassis from MAN’s modular Lion’s Chassis range that features MAN’s tried and proven 10.5 L, 320 hp, urea-free D20 city bus power plant which delivers a motivating 1,600 Nm of torque from as low as 1,000 rpm.

This is matched to a six-speed ZF Ecolife transmission that provides move-off confidence in mixed or challenging traffic conditions that far exceeds the competition.

The Senator is offered with MAN’s durable rigid front axle and standard drive axle suspension with stabiliser.



School bus


Light weight and durable school bus chassis 4×2


  • Lightweight
  • Economical
  • Robust
  • GVM 19 Tonnes
  • High floor chassis
  • EBS and optional ESP
  • ECAS – Electronically Controlled Air Suspension
  • Electronically controlled hydrostatic fan drive
  • Geared Speed in km/h at 2,300rpm (electronically limited to 100 km/h)
Power Options

MAN, D0836 upright turbocharged inline 290HP Six Cylinder engine

  • Exhaust gas recirculation
  • Power output of 213kW @ 2,300rpm
  • Maximum Torque 1,100Nm at 1,200 to 1,750rpm

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