It can be seen moving through practically every metropolis in Europe, and it conveys passengers in Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and on the island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. It is the backbone of the Metrobus routes in Istanbul, Nancy and the platform for a large-capacity rescue vehicle in Dubai: The Mercedes-Benz Citaro. A vehicle that has revolutionised the world of public service buses since its introduction. 40,000 vehicles have been delivered in the meantime, and the global bestseller continues to travel on imperturbably from success to success.
Safety in every situation.
The standard equipment of the Citaro includes numerous safety features. For example, rapid-reaction disc brakes on each axle help the driver to diffuse critical situations, and an ABS system prevents permanent blocking of the wheels during braking. The electropneumatic brake system (EBS) ensures that the brakes react more rapidly and with greater precision and minimises the stopping distance in the event of emergency braking. Moreover, integrated LED daytime driving lights and LED indicators ensure that the bus is even more visible for the other road users. If requested, your Citaro can also be fitted with bi-xenon lights, fog lamps with integrated cornering lights, the electronic stability program ESP® and a traction control system (ASR).
A Passenger’s dream.
Low steps, a reduced boarding height off the ground and a comfortable low floor ensure easy boarding and alighting as well as a fast passenger flow. The generous interior with large panoramic windows conveys a feeling of airy spaciousness. The ergonomically shaped seats offer an optimum degree of comfort. And, should anybody need to stand, the comfortable height offers ample space for even the tallest passengers – and a perfect hold from front to rear on the flexible handrail system. Thanks to the electrical cassette ramp, wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility can board more easily.
More than any other manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz represents extraordinary quality, and this is also resolutely implemented in the Citaro. The Citaro is manufactured in one of the most modern bus production plants in the world. A myriad of steps which enhance and assure quality ensures that it will still continue to fulfil its purpose free of problems after many years. Every part is extensively tested before it goes into production. And, after each production step, strict controls ensure that processing is free of faults.
Winner of numerous awards.
In addition to the superior quality of the Citaro, the numerous awards garnered by this vehicle are also highly impressive. It has gained the European "Bus of the Year" award on several occasions and repeatedly won in its category in the "Best Commercial Vehicle" selection since 1998. In addition to numerous other awards, it most recently excited interest with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records – as the largest ambulance in the world. Hats off!