Even more important, however, are the figures achieved in routine operations on the road. So why not just ask the drivers? Or, even better, why not pit them against each other in a competition? This brilliant idea resulted in the “Tourismo Eco Champ 2018” – a European-wide search for the most economical Tourismo driver of the Mercedes-Benz doubledecker coach, which is sold in 40 countries.
The winners have been decided – and with them, particularly low consumption figures, which confirm the tests by the manufacturer and the IBC. Grading took place in four categories covering all versions of the wide range of Tourismo models – from the 12.3-metre-long two-axle base model through to the 13.9-metre-long three-axle Tourismo L.