Improvements for 2019 Mercedes-Benz Citan Tourer: the van receives a new 1.5-liter diesel engine with up to 116 horsepower on the European market, as well as a sporty aesthetic package.
Mercedes-Benz Citan Tourer, the “tourism” version of the German technical cousin of the Renault Kangoo, receives a new four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 608) compliant with the new Euro 6d-Temp environmental standards. This block benefits in particular from a lighter construction, a higher injection pressure and an SCR catalyst.
This engine is more powerful than its predecessor (OM 607). It is available in three power levels: 80 hp for the 108 CDI (+ 5 hp), 95 hp for the 109 CDI (+ 5 hp) and 116 hp for the 111 CDI (+6 hp). All three versions will be available starting this summer, including with the Citan Panel Van, the freight version of the utility. Mercedes announces a low average of 4.6L / 100km for fuel consumption and 121g / km for CO2 emissions for all three versions.
Mercedes-Benz has also coupled the new diesel engine to a new six-speed manual gearbox that says it’s meant to reduce fuel consumption, in addition to changing gears more comfortably.
Surprisingly for a van, Citan Tourer also receives an aesthetic sports package called the Red Design Package. It includes decorative red hues under the radiator grille and exterior mirror housings in addition to a series of gray body elements.
Inside, Mercedes-Benz offers two variants for this package, namely the Color Interior Design package with red elements on the ventilation rings and speakers, and the Chrome Inner Chromatic package applied in the same areas as the Color Interior Design package.