Drivetrain Comparison

Put the best up against the rest

When it comes to service and critical components, IC Bus delivers.

Purpose-built for the school bus industry, IC Bus delivers an an advantageous warranty, for the hardest-working parts, at more convenient locations than anyone else.

Warranty Comparison: IC Bus vs. Blue Bird

Coverage IC Bus BlueBird Advantage
Engine & Fuel System 5 Years 5 Years IC Bus
Transmission Allison/7 Years Ford/5 Years IC Bus
Towing Unlimited Varies by Component IC Bus
       
Serviced by Dealers IC Bus BlueBird Advantage
Gasoline Engine YES No IC Bus
Gasoline Fuel System YES No IC Bus
Propane Engine YES No IC Bus
Propane Fuel System YES No IC Bus

Diesel Engine Comparison: IC Bus® CE Series vs. Thomas

  Cummins B6.7 Eninge Detroit DD5 Engine
Cylinders Inline-6 Inline-4
Experience 30+ years 3 years in European markets
Producion 12 million annually 60,000 annually
Engineering American design Derived from European design

Propane Engine Comparison

  IC Bus Blue Bird Thomas
Engine PSI 8.8L V8 Ford 6.8L V10 PI Pithon 8L V8
Horsepower @ 1000rpm 103 71 hp 71 hp
Horsepower @ 2000rpm 215 160 hp 162 hp
Torque @ 1000rpm 540 lb-ft 375 lb-ft 375 lb-ft
Torque @ 2000rpm 564 lb-ft 564 lb-ft 427 lb-ft

Gasoline Engine Comparison: IC Bus® CE Series vs. Blue Bird

IC Bus Blue Bird Thomas
Engine PSI 8.8L V8 Ford 6.8L V10 PI Pithon 8L V8
Horsepower @ 1000rpm 103 71 hp 71 hp
Horsepower @ 2000rpm 215 160 hp 162 hp
Torque @ 1000rpm 540 lb-ft 375 lb-ft 375 lb-ft
Torque @ 2000rpm 564 lb-ft 564 lb-ft 427 lb-ft
Ashley Scurlock

Ashley Scurlock

IC Bus Account Manager - 2019 Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner

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