powertrains

Gasoline

A Powerful Dependable Cost Effective Choice

An affordable option..

our gasoline bus is a viable diesel alternative

They are built to give you instant savings from the start—and down the road—since our gasoline buses do not require thousands of dollars of additional equipment to run clean and cost less to maintain. A low up-front cost, reduction in parts, and greater availability of gasoline mechanics make it easier and less expensive to maintain your fleet with the Blue Bird Vision Gasoline bus.

LOW AQUISITION

COST LEADER

The Blue Bird Vision provides improved emissions reduction compared to the diesel counterparts at an affordable cost.

Built to be cost-effective now and down the road, Vision Gasoline offers the lowest acquisition cost among the many fuel types. Blue Bird, Ford®, and ROUSH® CleanTech have come together to deliver a proven powertrain that is optimized for the school bus industry and is available exclusively from Blue Bird. Our Vision Gasoline bus comes with Blue Bird’s unwavering commitment to passenger safety, durability, service, and support.

THE PROVEN
Ford 7.3L
V8 Engine

REASONS TO CHOOSE

GASOLINE POWERTRAIN

Cold Weather Startup

Blue Bird’s Gasoline Vision has an impressive cold weather startup, even when temperatures reach as low as -20° Fahrenheit—no need to pre-heat the engine.

Fuel Availability

Gasoline is the most readily available fuel type in the
U.S. and Canada.

More Mechanics

It is easier to find mechanics trained to work on gasoline
engines, making this bus easy to integrate into your fleet.

Low-Cost Maintenance

Smooth, quiet engine operation, no costly after-treatment, and easily accessible and affordable parts simplify the maintenance process of your fleet, saving you time and money.

A Proven Powertrain

Blue Bird partners with Ford, offering the pairing of their 7.3L “Godzilla” V8 engine with
the reliable 6R140 Ford transmission. Launched in 2020, the Godzilla V8 offers improved fuel economy to meet ever-increasing emissions
standards. Like all gasoline engines, the Ford
V8 eliminates:

  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
  • Regeneration


Plus, it comes standard with a 5-year, unlimitedmile
warranty on the engine, transmission, and
entire fuel system. With Ford’s high-power
overhead-valve V8 engine, you can rely on the
powertrain of the Blue Bird Vision Gasoline bus.