Mercedes-Benz updates the Citan urban delivery van

 

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Thanks to a number of advancements, the Mercedes-Benz Citan urban delivery van is now even more attractive. The modifications have been made with a focus on progressing to the Euro 6 emissions standard.

With new optional extras ranging from a double passenger seat and a factory-fitted navigation system to a skylight or reversing camera, the Citan is now even more practical and individual than before. All new products and features are available to order now with deliveries gradually being made from June onwards.

As from June all Mercedes-Benz Citan vehicles registered as passenger cars will comply with the Euro 6 emissions regulation as standard. Anyone buying a Citan registered as a commercial vehicle from this time will also be able to specify Euro 6 compliance as an option, more than a year before this becomes a legal obligation.

The new emissions standard has certainly made the Citan clean for the future: all variants of the Citan with diesel engine achieve Euro 6 simply through internal engine measures and a storage-type NOx catalytic converter. No complex SCR technology is necessary. This means that drivers will no longer have to worry about using AdBlue as an extra service fluid.

All Citan vehicles complying with the Euro 6 emissions standard come with the BlueEFFICIENCY package as standard. Among other features, this includes an ECO start/stop function and lowers fuel consumption for the diesel models to just 4.3 litres/100 km according to NEDC. The Citan achieves this outstanding consumption figure without compromising performance.

Progressing to Euro 6 actually increases maximum torque by 20 Nm for each diesel engine, to figures ranging between 200 Nm and 260 Nm. This translates into a noticeable rise in pulling power of around ten percent. Output remains unchanged at between 55 kW (75 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp).

The Citan is made even more flexible with the new double passenger seat. Both seats have height-adjustable head restraints and three-point seat belts. If no-one is using these seats, the backrests can be folded forwards with the centre backrest then acting as a writing surface if needed. There is a stowage compartment underneath the double seat.

As well as new technical features, the Citan crewbus has a new name: the Citan Tourer. This brings the nomenclature for the Citan in line with the new Vito.

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