The 30,000th Citaro is an embodiment of the essential attributes to which the model range owes its success: flexible, cutting-edge, environmentally friendly and passenger-oriented. The Citaro G CNG, sporting silver metallic paintwork offset with traffic orange, is fitted with an environmentally friendly natural gas engine. The M 447 (h)LAG engine rated at 240 kW complies with the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) emissions standard without a particulate filter. The voluntary EEV emissions standard defines the most stringent European emission levels at present, with limits set below those of the Euro 5 standard. Customers have been able to order the alternative CNG drive from the modular system for their Citaro ever since 1998.
The light and pleasant interior of the 4-door Citaro is equipped with an interior and door surveillance system. Two door cameras on doors 3 and 4 transmit images to the TFT monitor at the driver's workplace. This monitor also displays the image from the rear-view camera when the vehicle is reversing. The driver's entire workplace is separated from the passenger compartment by a driver's cab. The overhead air conditioning system provides separate climate controls for the driver's workplace and passenger compartment.