Whether it’s stop-and-go in the city, or long trips on the highway – the Blue Bird CX2 is ready for the task. Blue Bird crafts buses that are built to endure the job you’ve assigned to it, while providing exclusive features that directly enhance safety and durability for increased overall value. Plus, this bus features three different fuel types – Diesel, Gasoline, and Propane Autogas– making the Blue Bird CX2 a versatile product line that is sure to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Features and benefits
- Multiple fuel options available – Diesel, Gasoline and Propane
- Max Visibility
- Increased Passenger Comfort
- Built to Last Structure
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Enhanced Safety
- Superior Insulation and Quietness
- Proven Body Design
- Ergonomic Drivers Cockpit
- Bonded Windows
- Tilted Panoramic Windows
- Fuel Tank Location
- Zero Maintenance Fasteners
- Reliable Body Electrical
The CT-Series delivers exceptional safety and stability, making this bus an excellent choice for your special needs applications. This bus is ready to be equipped with a variety of options to suit the needs of any passenger.
Smooth operating, ADA-compliant wheelchair lifts from suppliers including Braun and Ricon are available for any of Blue Bird’s buses.
Our optional kneeling system allows the bus to lower the front passenger entry area for easier entry and exiting of passengers.
WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT SYSTEMS
Our Slide N’Click and floor pocket anchorages offer safe and secure transport for special needs passengers.
|Capacity||Up to 48 passengers|
|Exterior length||Varies by wheelbase|
|Interior width||90 3/4”|
|Wheelbase||169”/ 189”/ 217”/ 238”/ 252”/ 273”/ 280”|
|Aisle Width||Varies by floorplan|
|Skirt Length||16 1/4″, 19 3/4″, 25 3/4″|
|Front Overhang||45″ with standard steel bumper|
|Rear Overhang||Varies by body length/wheelbase|
|Entrance Door||27″ Wide x 78″ High/double electric outward opening|
|Rear Door||37″ Wide x 52″ High|
|Exterior Mirrors||Manual, optional heated remote operated|
|Flooring||5/8″ Plywood subflooring optional|
|Tire Size||11R22.5 (G) all-position radials|
|GVWR||Up to 33,000 lbs|
Diesel Powertrain Specifications
|Engine||Cummins B6.7 200-260 hp
Cummins V5.0 220 hp
Allison 2500 – 5 speed automatic;
|Fuel Tank||Standard 60-gallon, optional 100-gallon located between frame rails in rear overhang; 45-gallon for 169″ Wheelbase|
Propane Powertrain Specifications
|Engine||Ford 6.8L with ROUSH CleanTech Liquid Propane Autogas Fuel System, 320 hp|
|Transmission||Ford 6R140 – 6 speed automatic|
|Fuel Tank||Standard (usable) 67-gallon, optional 93-gallon located between frame rails in rear overhang, 47-gallon for 169″ wheelbase|
Gasoline Powertrain Specifications
|Engine||Ford three-valve 6.8L V10 Gasoline, 320 hp|
|Transmission||Ford 6R140 – 6 speed automatic|
|Fuel Tank||Standard 60-gallon, optional 100-gallon located between frame rails in rear overhang|
The Blue Bird CX2 Propane features the proven Ford/ROUSH CleanTech powertrain. Blue Bird has produced over 10,000 propane buses, making this an easy, reliable choice for your alternative fuel needs.
The performance of the engine relies on the transmission it works with. This is why Blue Bird has chosen to pair the Ford 6.8L engine with the proven 6R140 Ford transmission. This transmission was designed for the Ford 6.8L engine in order to deliver the best ratio of power and fuel economy.
Over 57 Million miles driven
Blue Bird’s propane-powered buses have traveled over 57,000,000 miles – enough miles to go around the world over 2,300 times! Our buses can go the distance, and are built to last through the rigorous years of passenger transport they endure.
The Most options available
The Blue Bird CX2 Propane is available in all wheelbases, from 169” to 280”. We also offer three tanks sizes to suit your needs: 50 gallons for short wheelbases, 70-gallon standard, and 100-gallon extended range.
Infrastructure is one of the major obstacles when it comes to going alt-fuels. Fortunately, propane gives you many options for infrastructure, and how to make it affordable. Wet-fueling (on-site fueling) options are available, as well as traditional infrastructure needs with on-site tanks and fueling stations. Many propane providers will work with your company to roll-in the cost of the infrastructure with your price-per-gallon of fuel, among other financing options that make it very feasible to add propane to your existing fleet.
A variety of seat plans and configurations are available, including track seating and special needs options, offering our customers optimal flexibility to meet specific passenger needs.