Mercedes-Benz Citan gets a mild technical update for the 2015 model year, with greener Euro 6 compliant engines and practical new optional equipment among the changes.
To achieve the Euro 6 standards, German engineers have chosen simple internal engine measures and a storage-type NOx catalytic converter, as opposed to the complex SCR technology. The use of AdBlue as an extra service fluid will become unnecessary.
Starting this June, all Mercedes-Benz Citan models will be Euro 6 ready, more than a year before this becomes a legal obligation. This applies to vehicles registered as passenger cars only, the Euro 6 compliant engines being offered as a no cost option for commercial variants as well.
The BlueEFFICIENCY package includes an ECO start/stop function and will become standard feature. The fuel consumption for the diesel models is rated at only 4.3 litres/100 km. Maximum torque also increases by 20 Nm for each diesel engine, to figures ranging between 200 Nm and 260 Nm, while output remains unchanged at between 55 kW (75 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp).
New optional extras ranging from a double passenger seat and a factory-fitted navigation system operated via a touch-sensitive 87 mm (3.5-inch) screen to a reversing camera. There is a stowage compartment underneath the double seat, while the backrests can be folded forwards with the centre backrest then acting as a writing surface if needed.
Mercedes-Benz is also offering a split tilting skylight above the front seats for ‘Long’ models registered as passenger cars. The glass is tinted and each half can be opened manually and separately in the direction of travel.