Grech Motors Introduces Newly Designed 2017 F550 GM33 Bus

Posted on January 23, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — As the industry’s leading luxury coachbuilder with a laser-like focus on innovation, Grech Motors is the first coachbuilder to bring a 2017 Ford F-550 luxury bus to market with its new GM33 model.

Equipped with either a powerful 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel engine or 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine, the new 2017 F-550 GM33 minicoach can seat up to 27 passengers as a shuttle with rear luggage.

Better Design for a Better Bus
In true Grech Motors fashion, the new GM33 gets all the details right. Grech Motors’ signature lines and elegant, modern design are complemented by the 2017 F-550’s new front cab, which features a sleeker, aerodynamic profile and redesigned grill. The bus offers unparalleled curb appeal and distinctive styling that enhances the travel experience for passengers while helping operators build luxury brands and grow their businesses.

The Muscle Beneath
Ford’s new 2017 F-550 chassis retains an all-new fully boxed under-cab and C-channel aft-of-cab frame made of 95% high-strength steel with up to 10 crossmembers (eight through-welded). Torsional rigidity is eight times greater than the previous design.

Connected to this new frame is a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body, which is lighter than the steel previously used yet is immensely strong. It’s also more dent-and ding-resistant and not subject to red rust corrosion. This complements Grech Motors’ riveted, aircraft-grade aluminum skin.

In addition to its stronger body and frame, the 2017 Ford F-550 chassis also features a suspension, brakes, driveline, transfer case and axles larger and heftier for greater strength and capability. The components of the 4-wheel anti-lock brakes contain the largest rotors in class, which increases their longevity and maximizes their stopping power.

Combined with Grech Motors’ high-strength steel bus cage, the new 2017 GM33 F-550 luxury bus is the safest, most comfortable, and best-looking midsize bus on the market.

2017 Ford F-550 Powertrain Specs

  • 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine: 288hp and 424 lb-ft torque
  • 6.7-liter V-8 turbo diesel engine: 330hp and 750 lb-ft torque
  • TorqueShift 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Learn more about the new 2017 GM33 F-550 by visiting:

About Grech Motors
Grech Motors designs, makes, and sells the world’s most advanced minicoaches and Sprinters. The company was founded by Ed Grech to revolutionize group ground transportation. Innovation and quality are at the core of Grech Motors and guide everything it does, from engineering and design to fit and finish. Grech Motors is based in Riverside, Calif. Information:

Source: Grech press release

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