Mercedes-Benz has upgraded the specification list on its small van, the Citan, and modified the engine and exhaust system to help it achieve the Euro 6 emission standard ahead of the September 2016 deadline. The revised Mercedes-Benz Citan will be available to order from June 2015.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan features a whole host of new systems and technologies, like a factory fitted satellite navigation system, panoramic roof and reversing camera (£450 plus VAT). The new navigation system (£490 plus VAT) is operated via a touch sensitive 3.5-inch screen with USB port, a micro SD card slot, AUX interface and Bluetooth.
Reversing cameras now feature on the Citan’s specification sheets for the first time. They are located above the licence plate holder at the rear and are activated when the reverse gear is engaged. A projection is then shown on a small screen inside the rear view mirror so it may be difficult to see clearly.
The recently renamed Vito Tourer (previously Vito Traveliner) are now a lot brighter thanks to the availability of a panoramic roof featuring split tilting skylights above the front seats and a panoramic skylight at the rear.
Also new is the optional anti-theft alarm system for Citan as a panel van or crew van models. The remote control on the vehicle key is used to activate it.
Mercedes-Benz has achieved Euro-6 through internal engine measures and a storage-type NOx catalytic converter, so there’s no need for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology and Adblue like most of the other manufacturers.
Panel van versions of the Euro 6 Citan will become available later in 2015 as an option, whereas passenger carrying Citan Tourer models will comply with the Euro 6 emissions regulations as standard from June 2015.
Euro 6 increases maximum torque by 20Nm for each of the outputs, with maximum torque now rated between 200Nm and 260Nm. This translates into a noticeable rise in pulling power of around 10 per cent and means pulling away with a full load, or travelling up steep ascents, should be a little easier. Output remains unchanged at between 74bhp and 109bhp.