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Euro Parliament Mandates DRLs For Trucks

The European Parliament has decided that beginning November 1 of this year, all trucks of 3.5 tons and above will need to be equipped with daytime running lights. Although initially meeting some resistance when they were first introduced in cars, DRLs have been proven to increase safety through better visibility and perception. But safety-minded Mercedes has introduced daytime running lights on its trucks for some time, as seen on the ‘Citaro Euro VI’ and the new ‘ComfortClass 500′ buses and the new ‘Citan’ city van. Furthermore, Mercedes has included DRLs as optional equipment to the new Actros and Antos commercial vehicles. This action by the German automaker is just additional validation of Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Hybrid Transport Makes Inroads In Munster

Hybrid vehicles make it to the mainstream news on a regular basis these days, touting their green advantages and all that. Normally, hybrids are associated with frugal daily drivers, although hybrid sports cars seem to be in our immediate future too. Now, a municipal transport operator in Munster, Germany has begun running a pair of hybrid buses supplied by Mercedes-Benz. Last August 27, a ceremonial handover of two Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses was made to vehicles to Eckhard Schläfke of the Münster municipal transport service. These buses are to be used in Munster’s high-demand, high frequency routes, where the commuting population of 35 million is serviced by a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Got Seven Best Commercial Vehicles Award, Won Best Brands in 2012 Poll

Last night in Stuttgart, Mercedes won got seven awards, five for its vehicles and two for its services. The Sprinter vans won the “vans up to 3.5t” category, the Actros for the “long haul truck” and “dump tucks up to 32t” category, “urban regular-service buses” was bagged by the Citaro and the Tourino was awarded the best in “midibuses” category. The service of “rental/leasing” was also given to Mercedes-Benz Charterway and Truckworks was awarded the “truck/trailer” category. Andreas Renschler, the Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses said proudly, “We are delighted about the seven awards and want to thank all the readers. This once more proves… Continue Reading »

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First Production Citaro Euro VI Units Get Delivered

ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft was the proud recipient of 3 Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI buses—the first production units of the clean bus that rolled off the plant and straight into operation. The transport company based in Wiesbaden, Germany took the delivery of the buses in a handover ceremony that was even attended by Wiesbaden mayor Helmut Muller. It’s no secret that the Citaro Euro VI is perhaps the cleanest bus model out on the market right now, which is why transport companies are lining up to get their hands on these tech wonders. The bus relies on an elaborate new emission control system to help it meet the strict emissions standards of… Continue Reading »

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The New Citaro Bagged a Grand Award

It was launched in mid 2011, and the first time it was seen in public, everybody predicted that it will replace even the most successful city bus in the world – it is the new generation Citaro. And now, the Mercedes- Benz Citaro already got a Grand Award, the Busworld Kortrijk / Belgium. It was made after a team of expert judges from the European Coach and Bus Week tested the buses for a week. They looked at the design, interiors and most especially, the new security features. “ The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro is the first bus, which together with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can be delivered. We are… Continue Reading »

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The New Citaro Delivered to Lucke-Reisen

On September 19, a special ceremony was held to celebrate the delivery of the Citaro to Lucke-Reisen. The company, based in Nordkirchen is the first company in the bus and coach industry that chose the new-generation Citaro, the best selling city bus from Mercedes, which was completely updated in an aim to increase sales and interest for the vehicle. The new Citaro has a safety feature set based on the ECE R 29 standard. With a lighter frame, it creates more protection. Meanwhile, the doors, aside from being lighter, now has pivot-and-slide door at the front entrance. The driver’s area is raised to make sure that he has a better… Continue Reading »

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Citaro bus line now up for a revamped variant

With the number of units delivered to date going past the 30,000 mark, Mercedes-Benz is finally coming up with an update and redesign of its ultra-successful Citaro bus line. The company has very recently announced development of a new variant and is planning to debut it into public show floors by the next month followed by manufacturing during the last months of this year. Daimiler AG issued a press release giving fans a sneak peek into the styling principles being followed with the redesigned Citaro. Up for restyling are the headlamps as well as taillights, plus the interior will be refurbished as well with brighter, livelier colors and a cleaner… Continue Reading »

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