The performance of a giant and the thirst of a sparrow – the new Mercedes Benz Citan is the efficient urban delivery van.
The new Citan combines minimal CO2 emissions with great driving pleasure as well as great performance and low maintenance costs like no other city van. The standard consumption of the Citan BlueEFFICIENCY is 65.7 mpg – no other urban delivery van with a combustion engine consumes less fuel or produces fewer emissions. Load space of up to 3.8 m³ and a maximum payload of 800 kg are no less remarkable. Perceptible quality and driving dynamics, outstanding safety and economy, exemplary versatility and resilience – the Mercedes Benz Citan is the new pro among urban delivery vans.
Thanks to the Citan, Mercedes Benz Vans is now a full range supplier in the van class. The Citan is a smooth progression on from the successful Mercedes-Benz Vito. With the Citan and the established Vito, Sprinter and Vario models, Mercedes Benz Vans now provides the complete spectrum from the urban delivery van to the large-capacity van and from 1.8 t to 7.5 t permissible gross vehicle weight. The comfortable Viano complements the product range in the large transporter vehicle sector. The Citan is as individual as the application areas of its customers. With three lengths and three variants, the Citan panel van, Dualiner and Traveliner constitute a comprehensive model range.
As is the case with every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, safety plays a big role in the new Citan. The urban delivery van comes with the Electric Stability Program ADAPTIVE ESP® as standard, which takes the vehicle load into consideration and combines the functions of the Anti-locking Brakes System ABS®, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC®) which counters over- and understeer, and Traction Control System (TCS®). It also includes Acceleration Skid Control (ASR®) and drive and braking torque control.
Start-off Assist, daytime running lamps, height adjustable seat belts, belt tensioners and belt force limiters for the driver and front passenger, a seat belt reminder and driver airbag all come as standard.
- The new Citan was tested in the small town of Arjeplog in the Arctic Circle, where Mercedes-Benz has set up its own test centre with workshops, offices and test tracks. This location provides a full range of punishing terrain for vehicle testing, including roads with a 10, 15 and 20 per cent incline, covered on one side with high-grip heated asphalt, and slick ice on the other. On the nearby frozen lake, there are precisely defined courses for Mercedes-Benz, including a circuit with a diameter of 500 metres, covered with snow on the outside, roughed up ice in the middle, slick polished ice towards the inside, which the Citan was tested on.
- The characteristic appearance revolves around the confidently displayed, chrome-plated star in the prominent and sturdy radiator grille with its three sporty, perforated fins. The Citan’s distinctive headlamps and the arrow-shaped bonnet with its clearly defined edges are no less striking.
- The front headlamps with a clear-glass look catch the eye with a combination of matt grey areas and bright chromium plated elements. The optional front fog lamps and the standard daytime running lamps are integrated into the front bumper.
- On the versions with twin rear doors, the panel for the registration plate is located on the left-hand door which is the wider of the two asymmetrical doors. If the customer purchases the Mercedes‑Benz Citan with a tailgate, the licence plate is centrally positioned.
- The wheel arch trim on the front and rear axles is made of plastic and improves protection against corrosion whilst also reducing noise level.
- The shape of the backrests, in particular, follows the line of the body and provides lateral support and thus comfort and safety