Compact in external dimensions, yet with surprisingly generous space and power. Richly packed with innovative features. Ready for a diverse range of applications in the urban environment. This is the new Mercedes-Benz Citan.
It is no coincidence that to portray the benefits of Citan, Daimler is partnering with a real giant, Hafþór Björnsson (pictured), who has set the world record by lifting a 501kg bar above the ground. The 2.06-meter-tall and 155-kilogram Björnsson feels really comfortable and cosy driving a Citan.
Citan, depending on the performance - Panel Van, or Tourer, can be used for both cargo and passenger transportation. Builders, craftsmen, suppliers and other professionals will appreciate the low (59 cm) loading sill of the 2.9 m³ cargo space, the wide-opening sliding door on both sides of the vehicle, which makes loading convenient and easy, as well as flexible. Whereas in the Tourer passengers will appreciate the Citan's comfortable seats and the different ways they can be placed.
Whatever the use, the Citan can be equipped with the MBUX multimedia system, which displays real-time traffic information, wireless mobile device charging and high-performance LED headlights, among other things.
In addition to high functionality and the ability to adapt to the needs of every customer, the Citan provides comprehensive safety equipment and high driving comfort. The standard safety equipment of the new Citan Panel VAN: 6 airbags, ATTENTION ASSIST and the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system.
The Citan Tourer’s in addition to the standard equipment already mentioned also includes Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist with road sign detection.
Many other driving aids are available on request, including the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, which can automatically take over driving in traffic jams, as well as the Active Steering Assist. This helps the driver keep the Citan in the centre of the lane.
Citan's engine range consists of three diesel and two petrol models. They are all characterised by great driveability even in the low rev range and economical consumption values. For even faster acceleration, for example when overtaking, the 85-kW version of the diesel engine available for the Panel Van features an overpower/over torque function. Up to 89 kW of power and 295 Nm of torque can be called up briefly.
All engines are equipped with the ECO start/stop function. Alongside the six-speed manual transmission, the most powerful diesel and petrol models are also available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
In conclusion. This Citan is the last Mercedes-Benz model with an internal combustion engine developed by the group. All future new models will be available with electric drive only.