Specific: Very few known to be
used by the Danish Army.
Historical: The Mercedes-Benz O 303 coach was
first shown on the 1974 Paris Motor Show. Stylistically,
the O 303 echoed the lines of its predecessor but in a
modernised form. The O 303 was available in seven
different lengths and various heights, and offered a
choice of specification levels and door options. In 1979,
a luxury version was introduced, the O 303 RHD
The rear-mounted V6, V8 and V10 engines were from a new
V-engine range, and delivered outputs between 141 and 235
kW (192 hp to 320 hp). Modifications included an
undivided front windscreen, a radical facelift in 1982, a
new instrument panel, powerful turbodiesel engines
developing up to 269 kW (354 hp) and the electronic power
shift (EPS) with joystick. From 1981 the anti-lock
braking system, and later on acceleration skid control,
The O 303 remained in production for almost twenty years,
until 1992, and topped the production records set by the
O 321 H and O 302 by a considerable margin. Some 38,000
units were built at Daimler-Benz, including chassis
versions for body manufacturers.
Introduced in the German armed forces from 1975 until
Length: 11.98 m (467 inches).
Width: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Height: 3.19 m (124 inches).
Weight: 16.500 kg (36.300 lb.).
Engine: Own V8-cylinder, type OM 442, 15.100 cm3 (921
cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 296 at 2.100 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed, type G4/105.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 295/80 - R22.5.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 180 liter (2 x 40 gallons).
Range: 550 km (343 miles).
Crew: 1 + 50.
Additional: Equipped with ABS-brakes and
servo assisted steering.