The Mercedes-Benz Citan is not typically considered by tuning specialists for a project they aim to work on, but this did not stop Vath from modifying one, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The Citan is the product of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. It is designed to be a passenger and light commercial vehicle. The van has three different body styles, the Panel Van, the Traveliner and the Dualiner. The Traveliner is mainly for non-commercial use and was the body style selected by Vath to tune. While the exterior modifications were not quite radial, they did change the character of the vehicle making it somewhat… Continue Reading »
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Gear-shifting fans in the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to drive around with a select model of the Mercedes-Benz Citan featuring a dual-clutch transmission system by June, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The double-clutch gearbox of the luxury van features a pair of sub-transmissions, which come with their own clutch. As powered is transferred by one into the wheels, the second is already pre-selecting the next gear. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new setup brings together the comfort offered by a six-speed transmission system and the driving experience of a manual gearbox in a light-weight and compact design. This facilitates a nearly seamless gear changes without losing any… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz Vans is currently testing a new concept for a new sales channel. A few days ago, Daimler announced that it just launched the pilot of an online sales platform for the Mercedes-Benz Citan in the Netherlands. The three-pointed star marque is working in cooperation with a local network from the location. According to the press release of the company, the move is to integrate speed and efficiency in reaching out its products to customers—things that affect the purchasing decisions of buyers. The company uses www.besteleenbestelwagen.nl as an online platform for the new project. With the new platform, customers can now purchase from the limited number of vans offered by Mercedes online. When the purchase is made, all… Continue Reading »
The German luxury vehicle manufacturer announced recently that the Mercedes-Benz Citan is received a new set of updates, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Citans listed as passenger vehicles since June are already Euro -6 emissions compliant. Customers can also request Euro 6 compliant Citans registered as commercial vehicles as of the same date. Internal engine measures as well as the use of a storage-type Nix catalytic converter facilitated the upgrade of diesel units to Euro 6. Due to this, it will not be necessary to utilize the complex SCR tech. Three output versions are being offered for the 1.5-liter turbo-charged diesel engine: 74 HP, 89 HP and 108… Continue Reading »
In what must have caused no small amount of embarrassment all around, Mercedes-Benz’s Citan Kombi was recently tested by Euro NCAP and found wanting. This was because it was found to have less than satisfactory performance in some areas, such as the restraint systems, a marginal side airbag and gaps in the latching system for the sliding door. Added Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen, “We’re disappointed that a company with such a strong tradition of safety as Daimler would take an old model and basically do nothing to make sure that its safety is up to date. With a little bit more invention, they could have improved the… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vito, and Sprinter recently showed that they can endure even the most extreme conditions recently. The Citan and the Vito were tested an Arctic Van Test that was held in Finland while the Sprinter drove through the North America until Alaska. The Arctic Van Test saw the Mercedes-Benz Citan outshining its rivals in its category. The Mercedes-Benz van combines comfort, handling and safety to achieve a remarkable driving performance. The vehicle was able to perform well even after temperatures dropped below 25 degrees Celsius. The Mercedes-Benz Vito was also able to outperform other compact vans in the Arctic Van Test. The victories of the two vehicles confirm… Continue Reading »
Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance definitely did a great job with the Mercedes-Benz Citan that even MacGyver made it his official ride. Even though that’s the case, the guys at KTW Tuning still wanted to do a little tinkering with the masterpiece. What did they do with it? KTW simply added 18-inch alloy wheels with five double spokes on its 225/40ZR18 92Y tires. All four corners were also equipped with 10mm spacers and lowering springs for enhanced dynamics. That’s not all, they also included red brake calipers on each wheel. The price tag for the fine tuning is set at €1,999 or $2,650 with VAT plus installation costs.