Micro Bird G5 - Propane

The Propane-Powered Micro Bird uses Ford’s E-450 chassis with a 6.8L engine and ROUSH® propane system, and offers best-in-class horsepower and torque. With a capacity of up to 30 passengers, and a fuel tank that allows travel of up to 320 miles, your Propane-Powered Micro Bird is sure to get you far, while keeping the environment clean and offering fuel savings along the way. As many satisfied customers can affirm, propane autogas is a safe, clean and affordable alternative fuel with an established infrastructure system throughout North America.

Safety

Blue Bird's Micro Bird G5 body combines our renowned safety and durability advantages such as one-piece steel roof bows, with new advances in visibility, serviceability, ergonomics, comfort, and stylish, modern design.

Extra Wide Body Design

The Micro Bird G5 is equipped with an extra wide body to offer more aerodynamic styling, wider seating for increased comfort, a 93" interior width at hip, a wider aisle for increased safety, and better compartmentalization.

More-View Window

Maximum visibility of the loading zone is provided by a fully-glassed entrance door and unobstructed “More-View” window. A 32" electric double-opening door comes standard.

LED Lights

LED clearance lights, direction lights and stop lights are standard equipment offering enhanced safety, while reducing operating and maintenance costs. Recessed lighting on at the front and back offers savings on potential repair costs due to water infiltration and also increases gasket life expectancy.

Passenger Safety Cage

This galvanized steel body frame ensures that all exterior elements, including dust, moisture and noise, remain outside the passenger compartment. Superior side impact protection is offered by the use of heavy-gauge steel side impact barriers that incorporate the seat rail into the design for extra strength.

EPA & CARB Certified

Blue Bird's propane-powered Vision is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

School Bus Seats

Integrated child seats and 3-point lap and shoulder seat belts are available for enhanced safety and versatility.

Quality and Durability

Building off Blue Bird’s purpose-built product strategy for maximum quality and optimization, the Blue Bird Micro Bird G5 body design includes exclusive features that directly enhance safety and durability for increased overall value.

Body Warranty

Because of our high quality body standards, Micro Bird's bus bodies all come with a 5 year limited warranty.

Superior Insulation

The Micro Bird G5 has 1.5" fiberglass insulation throughout the body, including roof bows, which reduces the noise transfer into the passenger compartment, and prevents condensation.

Seat Plans

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.

Double Action Energy-Absorbing Body Mounting Blocks

The Micro Bird G5 features energy-absorbing body mounting blocks which absorb road vibration, reduce noise transfer to the interior, offer a smoother passenger ride and extend body durability. It also eliminates the need for periodic tightening of body bolts.

Serviceability

Micro Bird's purpose-built design further enhances our best-in-class durability and serviceability, which allows Blue Bird Micro Bird to provide the greatest custom options for bus applications.

Network of Service Centers

With a large network of service centers across North America, your Blue Bird bus will always get the maintenance and repairs it needs in a timely manner. To find a service center near you, visit the find a dealer page.

Powerful Ford Engine

Blue Bird's propane-powered Micro Bird G5 is equipped with a 6.8L Ford Engine with a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system. To learn more about Roush CleanTech, click here.

Special Needs

The Micro Bird G5 school bus 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.

Wheelchair Securement Systems

Our recessed wheelchair tracks, Slide N’Click or floor pocket anchorages offer safe and secure transport for special needs passengers.

ADA-Compliant Lifts

Smooth operating, ADA-compliant wheelchair lifts from suppliers including Braun and Ricon are available for any of Blue Bird's buses.

WI’m conservative when I run numbers, and the fuel and maintenance savings were amazing. We’re saving a total of 37.7 cents per mile with propane autogas. The propane autogas buses have surpassed our expectations, and we plan to keep coming back for more until we are 100-percent propane powered.
Ron Latko
Transportation Director
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, AZ

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