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Home / SMRT Buses, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Habit) / Batch 2 73

The Habit-bodied Mercedes-Benz O405Gs are the signature bendy buses for TIBS (and now SMRT Buses) for many years. The Hispano Habit bodywork was designed by Pininfarina, who is famous for the design of its high-end car designs. Plug doors were fitted on the two exits, and the interior design was also given a makeover. It is the most common type of bendy buses seen on the roads of Singapore, with a total of 208 buses purchased in three batches and was first introduced in June 2000.

The 30 Batch 2 Habits were powered by by the turbocharged and intercooled Mercedes Benz OM447hLA engine (11,967cc) that is Euro II compliant, and are fitted with 4-speed ZF 4HP 590 automatic transmission. Underfloor air-conditioning was supplied by Konvekta and Hispacold. They were registered TIB1148J to TIB1177A.

There are only minor differences between Batch One and the other Habits. Batch Two and Three Habits uses newer Vogelsitze seat buckets and were fitted with newer type of TwinVision LeDot EDS supplied by Transit Media.