The MAN NGxx3F is a series of low-floor single-deck articulated city bus chassis for 18.00 to 18.75 metres length, offered by MAN since 1998, with internal code A24. They are based on the integral low-floor articulated MAN NGxx3 Lion's City G (A23). Available versions since launch include NG263F, NG313F, NG323F, NG353F, NG363F and CNG version NG313F CNG.
The NG363F is essentially a low-floor single-decker articulated city bus chassis, fitted with a 360hp engine.
SMRT made a total purchase of 40 of NG363Fs between 2013 and 2014.
In 2013, SMRT received a NG363F demonstrator, bodied by Gemilang Coachwork. Based on the Lion's City G design that was licensed by MAN, it resembled the Gemilang bodied NL323Fs, but did not have the Hybrid styled roof attachment. The demonstrator also featured a translucent articulator curtain, which allowed more light into the joint area.
In 2016, the original Spheros air-conditioning units were replaced with Denso ones, same as those fitted on the production batch buses.
In 2014, SMRT announced a purchase of 39 more NG363Fs, with the same specifications as the demonstrator. Like the NL323Fs that were acquired at that time, the production batch NG363Fs had 3 lesser seats installed to provide a larger standing area. Unlike the demonstrator, an opaque articulator curtain was fitted. These buses were the first articulated buses to feature the new SMRT livery.
|Registration no.||SMB388S||SMB8001E - SMB8039Y|
|Vehicle bodywork||MAN Lion's City G|
|Vehicle bodywork assembler||Gemilang Coachwork|
|Period of registration||2 Apr 2013||11 Mar 2015 – 16 Nov 2015|
|Passenger capacity||Seating: 54|
Wheelchair bay: 1
Wheelchair bay: 1
|Engine model||MAN D 2066 LUH-33|
|Emission standard||Euro V|
|Transmission model||Voith DIWA 864.5|
|Power/torque||360 hp (265 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1800 Nm @ 1000 - 1400 rpm|
|Air-con model||Spheros CC 305 (original)|
|EDS model||Gorba imotion||Mobitec MobiLED|
|EDS controller model||Gorba imotion CU8||Mobitec MobiMASTER ICU 402|
|Seat model||Vogelsitze System 750/3|