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Karosa C 744 is an articulated intercity bus produced by bus manufacturer Karosa from the Czech Republic, in the years of 1988 to 1992. In production was succeeded by Karosa C 943 in 1997.

Karosa C 744
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Karosa C 744 in Slovakia
Body and chassis
Doors3, air-operated
Floor typeHigh-floor
Chassissemi-self-supporting with frame
EngineLIAZ ML637S V6 Diesel engine
Capacity60 sitting
70 standing
Power output190 kW (255 hp) (LIAZ ML637S)
TransmissionPraga 5-speed manual
Praga 8-speed manual
Length17,355 mm (683.3 in)
Width2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Height3,165 mm (124.6 in)
Curb weight13,800 kg (30,400 lb)
SuccessorKarosa C 943
Interior of Karosa C 744

Construction featuresEdit

Karosa C 744 is model of Karosa 700 series. C 744 is unified with intercity bus models such as C 734 and C 735. It is made of two rigid sections linked by a pivoting joint. Body is semi-self-supporting with frame and engine with manual gearbox in the rear part. Only third C axle is propulsed, meaning that this articulated bus has pusher configuration. Front axle is independent, middle and rear axles are solid. All axles mounted on air suspension. On the right side are three doors. Inside are used leatherette seats. Drivers cab is not separated from the rest of the vehicle. Buses has an open design of turntable.

Production and operationEdit

Prototype of Karosa C 744 was made in the year 1986. In the year 1988 started serial production, which continued until 1992.

Historical vehiclesEdit

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