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Mercedes-Benz remains true to its role as innovation leader when it comes to developing innovative drive technologies: the BlueEFFICIENCY Power engines with BlueTEC 6 convince through their high environmental compatibility and economy. Engine, transmission, drive axle and exhaust gas aftertreatment – all the drive system components of the Tourismo come from a single source and are therefore perfectly matched to one another.

State-of-the-art six-cylinder in-line engines of the latest engine generation operate at the rear. With their displacements of 7.7 and 10.7 litres, respectively, they are compact yet powerful at the same time. Their outputs range from 260 kW (354 hp) to 335 kW (456 hp), depending on the model.

With the OM 470 engine, the first change of the soot particle filter in touring coaches is due only after 360,000 kilometres, followed by change intervals of 240,000 kilometres each. In the OM 936 engine, the oil has to be changed every 90,000 kilometres for inter-city and touring coach operations, and in the OM 470 engine every 120,000 kilometres.

Thanks to optimised aerodynamics with a Cd value of 0.33, consumer management, an on-demand increase in the engine idling speed and optimised battery charging, fuel consumption has been further reduced. Further savings potential comes courtesy of the optional Predictive Powertrain Control and Eco Driver Feedback electronic assistance systems.


The Tourismo OM 470 powered by the 265 kW engine is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz six-speed manual transmission, manufactured in-house. However, many coach operators prefer the fully-automated eight-speed Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8 PowerShift transmission with steering column lever control. This transmission, specially developed for buses and coaches, impresses with its perfect gear ratio adjustment and equally smooth and fast gearshifts. It relieves both driver and drivetrain together with its clutch.

In practice, high elasticity and powerful pulling away at low engine rev speeds are particularly important, as they offer the driver optimum power transmission from the engines. 

And the business also benefits: from low energy consumption, high reliability and long maintenance intervals. These features make the Tourismo a highly economical vehicle that pays for itself quickly.

Economic efficiency for our customers was the guiding principle during the development of the Tourismo. The broad range of equipment enables a more targeted selection according to the requirements and thus offers the best prerequisites for a cost-effective use.

Based on the proven drive concept of the six-cylinder in-line engine, the OM 936 with its 7.7 litres of displacement serves as the entry-level engine. Furthermore, the OM 470 with 10.7 litre displacement is also used. In the spotlight: the engines with 290 and 315 kW (428 hp).

The centrepiece of the drivetrain range is the OM 470 six-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 10.7 litres and four output levels between 265 kW (360 hp) and 335 kW (456 hp). It combines high-level driving dynamics with low energy consumption. Thanks to SCR technology, this engine with BlueTEC 6 diesel technology operates in an environmentally friendly and economical manner. The OM 470 powered by the 265 kW engine is equipped as standard with the Mercedes-Benz six-speed manual transmission, manufactured in-house. The comfortable, smoothly shifting, automated eight-speed Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8 PowerShift transmission is available as an option.

It combines high-level driving dynamics with low energy consumption. With its wide range of engines, the Tourismo always adapts perfectly to its purpose of use and to your company.

Mercedes-Benz OM 936 BlueEFFICIENCY Power engine, vertical six-cylinder in-line engine, Euro VI exhaust gas category with 7.7 litres displacement. Output: 260 kW (354 hp) at 2200 rpm. The corresponding torque is 1400 Nm. The engine features common-rail injection. The injection pressure is generated by a high-pressure pump.

Mercedes-Benz OM 470, BlueEFFICIENCY Power engine, Euro VI exhaust gas category, vertical six-cylinder in-line engine with 10.7 litres displacement. Output: 315 kW (428 hp) at 1800 rpm. Maximum torque level: 2100 Nm. The engine features common-rail injection. The injection pressure is generated by the X-PULSE injection system with pressure booster in the injector.

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