CE Series School Bus

You need buses that reach their destinations with ironclad predictability. The CE Series was engineered from the tires up to withstand the rigors of daily use and get your passengers there on time, every time. Power your ride with diesel, propane, or gasoline engines and access tools and resources to operate as efficiently as possible—all with a line of buses that are fun to drive.
40–100 gallon
fuel tank

Leave No Student Behind®
rear bus alarm

passenger capacity

Tab Container

  • Leave No Student Behind® rear safety feature: standard
  • 16-gauge steel body and 100% steel rub rail for added durability: standard
  • Evenly spaced entry steps—the widest in the industry
  • LCD on-board diagnostics with fault code reporting for easy maintenance
  • Three-piece flat, roped-in windshield and stationary glass for easy replacement
  • Electric passenger door with standard electric vandal lock on entrance door
  • Interchangeable BTI seating with precision, die-formed seat base and seat back
  • Wide-opening, easy-tilt three-piece fiberglass hood for improved access

Wheel Base
158”, 169”, 193”, 217”, 236”, 254”, 276”

29–78 passengers

23,500–33,000 lb

Exterior Features
Top-mounted fuel and oil filters Electric entrance door Easy-tile three-piece fiberglass hood Widest entry door in the industry

Front Suspension
Parabolic taper leaf: 8,000–10,000 lb

Rear Suspension

International Vari-Rate Spring: 13,500–21,000 lb

International ride-optimized suspension (IROS Air): 15,500–23,000 lb


Air brakes with ESC Optional hydraulic brakes with ABS and ATC

Air drum brakes and air disc brakes


Cummins® B6.7

PSI 8.8L propane

PSI 8.8L gasoline

Allison 2500 PTS / Allison 3000 PTS with direct mount cooler Eaton Procision™ dual-clutch automated manual

Put the best up against the rest.

See how IC Bus engine offerings and warranties compare to Blue Bird and Thomas.

Engine Choice

Cummins® B6.7L

Powerful and proven, the lowest cost of ownership with maximum uptime

200-260 @ 2500 RPM

520-660 ft-lb @ 1600 RPM

Bore / Stroke
4.21" x 4.88"

Combustion System
Direct Injection

Compression Ratio

PSI 8.8L Gasoline

A purpose-built, powerful V8 that’s stronger on hills and quick off the blocks

265 @ 2600 RPM

548 ft-lb @ 1800 RPM

Bore / Stroke
4.35" x 4.5"

Combustion System

Compression Ratio

PSI 8.8L Propane

The rugged, reliable, diesel alternative that won't sacrifice power, torque or durability

270 @ 2600 RPM

565 ft-lb @ 1500 RPM

Bore / Stroke
4.35" x 4.5"

Combustion System

Compression Ratio

chargE Type C Electric Concept

Over 340hp equivalent, with lower costs, zero emissions, and 120+ mile range

Electric (Deliveries expected in 2020)
  • Zero emissions
  • Quiet operation
  • Lower operating cost
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Flexibility to charge during off-peak hours
  • Enhanced safety and efficiency features
  • Fewer parts required
  • Grants and incentives available
“Drivers just get a better ride out of the IC Bus. It’s their office for 8 hours, so they appreciate the comfort.”
David Meeuwsen
Director of Transportation, Zeeland Public School District

Safety First

Getting your passengers from point A to point B, safely and on schedule—that’s our job. It’s why we apply the highest standards into every product design. With new technology like electronic stability control and collision mitigation now standard on all IC Buses, our manufacturing process ensures we’re building the best buses on the road.
  • Integrated chassis with 100% steel cage body
  • 16-gauge steel side sheets
  • 18,500 lb rear steel-spring suspension
  • Leave No Student Behind® rear safety technology
  • Electronic stability control
  • Collision mitigation technology
  • Integrated crossing control gate
  • Widest entry in the industry
  • High-visibility windshield
  • Steering wheel switches
  • Reachable driver controls
  • SMARTTRACK™ hydraulic ABS system

Made In the U.S.A.

Dedicated, highly-trained employees. Rigorous testing (the brakes alone undergo nine in-process validations). Complete construction under one roof. From our Tulsa, OK, manufacturing facility, we put nearly 11,000 new buses on the road each year.