The Mercedes-Benz OH series was a series of models of rear-engined high-floor buses produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1992 and 1998. Two variants, the OH1628L and later OH1416, were built specifically for the UK market, but neither sold well in their target country. The former was only produced for a year between 1992 and 1993, and the latter in small numbers between 1995 and 1998. Other variants of the OH series saw more success on the continent.
The unpopular Mercedes-Benz OH1628L coach was produced from 1992 through to 1993. The short production run was due to the chassis' poor sales, as only ten were sold. The OH1628L was a variant of the Mercedes-Benz OH series of chassis which saw more success globally.
The OH1628L was only ever available with Jonckheere Deauville bodies. Conway of Limerick received the first OH1628L, 92LK1451 in April 1992; the last, K885JNU, went to Skills of Nottingham in April 1993, after a production run of exactly one year.
The Mercedes-Benz OH1416 was launched in 1995 as one of Mercedes' first attempts to break into the UK bus market. The OH1416, while lasting until 1998, saw only sixteen examples built. All of these were built with Wright UrbanRanger bodies.
Many OH1416s were never used as buses but filled more niche roles. The Irish Army ordered one to use as troop transport, while Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue ordered one to use as a mobile command centre to deal with major incidents.