Drive system & Technology
Citaro Ü

Drive system & Technology

The Citaro Ü impresses with its diversity, great economy and its environmental compatibility. This is among other things thanks to the Euro VI engines with which it is equipped.

The innovative BlueEFFICIENCY Power drive technology was developed especially and tested under the most gruelling conditions from the Polar Circle to Southern Europe. Since 2012 this technology has been used in the Citaro interurban bus. The powerful, efficient Euro VI engines make a drastic reduction of nitrogen oxides and particles in the exhaust gases possible. In addition, the on-demand exhaust gas recirculation feature and the particulate filter ensure exceptionally low emission levels. Thanks to all these measures pollutant levels have been pushed down to the limit of detectability. An impressive advance that sees the Citaro interurban bus once again surpassing all expectations.

For its enormous efficiency the Citaro Ü has to thank the Common Rail and SCR technologies. The consumption of fuel, engine oil and AdBlue has been successfully further reduced thanks to the BlueEFFICIENCY Power engines with BlueTEC 6 — despite the higher requirements of Euro VI. The Citaro GÜ is available with the OM 470 BlueEFFICIENCY power engine. The powerful six-cylinder engine with 265 kW (360 bhp) further reduces fuel consumption.

Sophisticated turbocharging technology is responsible for the high dynamism of the drive system in the Citaro Interurban's frugal Euro VI engines. The recuperation module with which the bus is equipped as standard makes use of the energy for the on-board electrical system, enhancing economic efficiency and handling dynamism when braking and in overrun mode additionally. And it does that coupled with extremely long maintenance intervals of up to 120,000 km before a diesel particulate filter is due to be changed.

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