Looking for the full dimensions, payload and towing info for the second-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan small van? Then you’ve come to right place.
If you’re more interested in how it drives, running costs and what the interior is like, check out our main Mercedes Citan review page instead.
The Citan is definitely a small van – even by the standards of the small van sector. This helps make it easy to drive around the city, but means the load space is particularly titchy. Though it can still carry two Euro pallets.
Although it will be available in short-wheelbase L1 and long-wheelbase L2 body sizes when it finally goes on sale in 2022, at the moment we only have dimensions of the standard, SWB version.
Mercedes-Benz Citan exterior dimensions:
- Length: 4,498mm
- Height: 1,832mm
- Width: 1,859mm
The only difference with the Tourer passenger carrying version is that it sits slightly lower at 1,811mm.
Mercedes-Benz Citan load space dimensions:
- Maximum load length to fixed bulkhead: 1,806mm
- Maximum load length with folding bulkhead: 3,053mm
- Maximum load height: 1,256mm
- Maximum load width: 1,524mm
- Width between the rear wheelarches: 1,240mm
- Maximum load volume: 2.9 cubic metres
It’s the load volume that underlines just how small the Citan is in the load area – that’s a full cubic metre less than the 3.9 cubic metre max offered by short-wheelbase versions of the best rivals, the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Toyota Proace City and Vauxhall Combo Cargo (which are all versions of the same basic van).
Still, the Citan does come with six load lashing points, and there are easily adapted mounting points built into the load space sides of the panel van as well. A fixed bulkhead is standard, available with windows at extra cost. A folding metal mesh bulkhead with fold-flat passenger seat offers additional loading room, if required.
Floor finishes include an easy clean plastic, while a sliding side door is standard on the passenger side, with a second optional. The rear doors are split asymmetrically on the panel van with a tailgate available as an option.
The Citan Tourer passenger model has a smaller load space – just 0.52 cubic metres under the load cover with the rear seats in place; this can be extended by folding the rear seats, which go nearly flat to the floor. The Tourer comes with twin sliding side doors and a tailgate as standard, and far more windows.
Details of the Mercedes Citan’s payload and towing capacity.
Mercedes-Benz Citan payload ratings
The Citan’s payload ratings range from 320kg for the least capable Tourer model to 752kg for the toughest panel van variant, with optional payload upgrade.
It’s important to note that Mercedes accounts for the weight of the driver in the kerbweight, however, which means you need to add 75kg to the official payload ratings to make them equivalent to the figures other van makers provide.
On this basis, the Citan’s maximum payload goes up to 827kg. Still some way short of the 1,000kg (1.0-tonne) ratings of the heaviest hauling small vans in the sector.
Mercedes Citan towing capacity
Towing capacity for the Citan ranges is up to 750kg with an unbraked trailer, and 1,500kg with a braked trailer.