|MDT ordered their first articulated buses from American Ikarus in 1994 with an order of 40, numbered 4001-4040. These 60' coaches seated 63 passengers. They were powered by the Cummins M11 engine coupled to a ZF transmission. Bus 4011 was the exception, it had a Detroit Diesel Series 50 instead. The "artics" were plagued with problems and unreliability despite heavy modifications by the MDT maintenance department. The 4000s were retired in late 2005/early 2006. Buses 4001-4025 were assigned to Coral Way Division for their entire service span for use on the 11, 38, and at one time 65. Buses 4026-4040 were assigned to Central for use on the L and S.