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Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.

For both the Sprinter Transfer 45 and Sprinter City 45, the standard engine has an output of 105 kW (143 hp). A six-speed manual transmission is responsible for power transmission to the rear axle on the Sprinter Transfer 45, or as an option, the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with torque converter. The latter is part of the standard equipment on the Sprinter City 45. Both minibuses can be equipped to passenger-car standard with assistance systems suitable for each individual area of operation.

Stuttgart / Dortmund, 9 August 2019

  • The new Sprinter Transfer 45: a flexible all-rounder in the product range
  • The new Sprinter City 45: a compact expert for regular-service routes
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.

 

The Sprinter Transfer is the flexible all-rounder in the portfolio of minibuses bearing the three-pointed star. It's a school bus and a crewbus, it can be used for transfers and trips, serves as a shuttle bus and covers the whole spectrum of passenger transportation, taking up its space between the regular-service specialists and long-distance travel experts. Measuring 7.4 metres in length, the new Sprinter Transfer 45 is the largest model of the series. It has seats for up to 22+1 passengers and a permissible gross vehicle weight of up to 5.5 tonnes.

Passengers enter the Sprinter Transfer through a sliding side door with an electrically operated step. As an option, entry is also possible via a widened and lowered co-driver's door.

If desired, Mercedes-Benz can equip the Sprinter Transfer 45 with an air-sprung rear axle or a retarder as a wear-free auxiliary brake. The equipment in the Sprinter Transfer 45 is as diverse as its range of possible applications. The passenger compartment is fully panelled and a bus interior ceiling can be optionally ordered in place of the regular textile ceiling. Luggage racks are also available. The standard, highly resistant InterStar Sprinter intercity seats are excellent for longer distances. Alternatively, the TravelStar Sprinter touring coach seats are also available. 

Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range.

Within the broad range of Mercedes-Benz minibuses, the Sprinter City model series is the expert for regular-service routes.

The 7.4-metre-long Sprinter City 45 represents the entry into the Sprinter City model series world. Characteristics such as the large destination display system above the windscreen or the double-wing passenger door with its large windows and extremely low entry are an indication of its operational areas. With a body width of just 2.02 metres and a turning circle of 15.3 metres, the minibus is extremely manoeuvrable. The permissible gross vehicle weight of 5.0 to 5.5 tonnes guarantees that the bus has sufficient weight reserves even when fully occupied with up to 30 passengers.

The passenger compartment features a low-entry design and is divided into a spacious low-floor platform between the axles and a higher seating area at the rear. Both the bus ceiling with integrated LED light strip and the CityStar Sprinter seats are characteristic features of its interior. Various seating versions are available, ranging from plastic seat shells to fully-upholstered seats. The low-floor platform can be equipped with up to four folding seats, a quick-change seating system or a wheelchair space as required. The particularly comfortable InterStar Sprinter intercity seats are also available as an option.

Low consumption speaks for itself. And for many decision makers, fuel consumption is the most impor tant aspect when buying a new coach – ideal conditions for the Tourismo.

Innovative drive technology, modern driver assistance systems and the lowest wind resistance in its class – the new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo reduces fuel consumption significantly compared to its previous model. Experienced coach testers and trade journalists have already confirmed the Tourismo’s outstanding economy. The winner of the renowned International Bus & Coach Competition (IBC) 2018 thus achieved exemplary consumption figures when tested: just 20.72 litres of diesel over 100 kilometres are used by the six-cylinder engine of a Tourismo M/2.

Eco Champ 2018.
Proud medal winner: Walter Marini from Walterbus in Italy.

Proud medal winner: Walter Marini from Walterbus in Italy.

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.


Walter Marini from Walterbus in Italy achieved the lowest value across all categories with an average consumption of 19.2 litres of diesel (Tourismo model). The 24 Buteo Busservice Behrendt drivers from Kloster Lehnin in Brandenburg also proved to be big fuel-saving experts: their average consumption of just 21.7 litres of diesel was achieved under real conditions over 94,000 kilometres with the three-axle Tourismo L.

As prizes, the winning teams were given an Eco Champ medal and an exclusive 22-speed Mercedes-Benz mountain bike with extra-light carbon frame. The search for the “Tourismo Eco Champ 2019” is also expected in the coming travel season – because the hunt for the lowest consumption will never go out of fashion.

Group photo with mountain bike: the German team of winners from Buteo Busservice Behrendt. From left to right: Jürgen Popis (Mercedes-Benz), Henryk Iwaniak (Buteo), Stefan Behrendt (Behrendt), Ivonne Behrendt (Behrendt), Ralf Hochuli (Mercedes-Benz), Simone Kausmann (Behrendt).

Group photo with mountain bike: the German team of winners from Buteo Busservice Behrendt. From left to right: Jürgen Popis (Mercedes-Benz), Henryk Iwaniak (Buteo), Stefan Behrendt (Behrendt), Ivonne Behrendt (Behrendt), Ralf Hochuli (Mercedes-Benz), Simone Kausmann (Behrendt).