Technology & maintenance
CapaCity & CapaCity L

Technology & maintenance

The CapaCity shows class not only in its size, but in economy as well. Its efficiency comes fully into play in the total cost per individual passenger.

The basis for the ease of maintenance and repairs of the CapaCity lies in its origin. It comes from the proven Citaro modular system and profits many times over from this new close kinship. The advanced developmental maturity minimises repair and maintenance labour to the essentials. And in all operations each movement gets it right – from the very first day. Not only can maintenance components be found in the same places as in the Citaro G, they're also easy to access. This simplifies the work in the workshop, increases the availability of replacement parts and thereby reduces idle times and costs.

The Mercedes-Benz OM 470 BlueEFFICIENCY Power engine conforms to Euro VI emission standards and is ideally suited to routes with heavy passenger volumes and specialised bus rapid transit systems. Two performance classes — 265 kW (360 bhp) with 1,700 Nm torque and 290 kW (394 bhp) with 1,900 Nm torque — are available for this purpose. A wealth of innovation is to be found in the latest generation of this heavy-duty in-line six-cylinder engine. High maximum injection pressure, a patented exhaust gas recirculation solution and a modern turbocharger — all lowering fuel consumption by up to 2 per cent, reducing emissions and enhancing engine performance and robustness.

To further increase the CapaCity’s efficiency, the electro-hydraulic steering feature — intelligent eco steering — is available as an option. It works as needed while contributing to reduced fuel consumption in urban scheduled services.

Mercedes-Benz OM 470, BlueEFFICIENCY Power engine, Euro VI exhaust gas category, vertical six-cylinder in-line engine with 10.7 litres displacement. Output: 290 kW (394 hp) at 1,600 rpm. The maximum torque is 1,900 Nm. The engine features common-rail injection. The injection pressure is generated by the X-PULSE injection system with pressure booster in the injector.

When the vehicle brakes, the alternators delivery free electricity (from the deceleration energy), which is briefly buffered in the capacitors. When the bus starts off again, the capacitors supply the on-board electrical system. The alternators continue running during idling in order not to stress the engine (torque).

Example: Citaro G and CapaCity L.