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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Mercedes-Benz O405 (Duple Metsec OAC) 342

First introduced in 1990, the Mercedes Benz O405 formed the bulk of SBS's air-conditioned fleet throughout the 90s. 300 of the 500 units bodied by Duple Metsec received Fuji or Sutrak air-conditioning. They were easily distinguished by their "box-like" shape.

SBS Transit O405s are of Mk I type - They were fitted with the naturally aspirated OM447h engine (11,967cc) and W3E 110/2.2R 3-speed automatic transmission (a few units however were replaced with ZF or Voith automatic). Originally fitted with grey/blue/grey leather seating, the seat covers and air-con ducts were refurbished in the early 2000s.

The fleet of Duple Metsec OAC O405s were fully retired by 2011. Upon retirement from SBS Transit, selected units were sold second-hand to Bangkok, Thailand, where they were re-bodied, converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operation and deployed on its air-con routes.