Total cost of ownership

Total cost of ownership

Specifically developed for the European market, tested and proven in the toughest of conditions from the Arctic Circle to Southern Europe, the innovative BlueEFFICIENCY Power drive system technology is used in Citaro regular-service buses. The powerful, efficient Euro VI engines guarantee incomparable economy. That's because, despite higher requirements, they have succeeded in further reducing fuel, engine oil and AdBlue consumption. In a Dekra test the Citaro Euro VI with a Mercedes-Benz OM 936 h engine and 220 kW (299 hp) went up against the Euro V predecessor model with the OM 906 hLA (210 kW/286 hp) and OM 457 hLA (220 kW/299 hp) engines. The result: the developers reduced consumption by 8.6 percent. At the same time, the reduced consumption also eases the burden on the environment due to the associated reduction in CO₂ emissions.

The BlueEFFICIENCY Power engines with BlueTec® 6 don't just impress with their enormous economy, but also thanks to excellent environmental compatibility. The engines ensure a drastic reduction in nitrogen oxides and particles in exhaust gas. The harmful substances have been lowered so far that they have reached the limit of what is detectable. Independent investigations show that, in practice, Citaro emissions even lie significantly below the Euro VI limits. An impressive step forward in which this regular-service bus once again exceeds all expectations.

Other components such as the lighting system, optional air conditioning system or the electrically operated pivot-and-slide doors also have an effect on fuel consumption. The Citaro also has optimised battery management on board. All components are perfectly tuned to one another using intelligent electronics.

Example calculation with average values from the German market. TCO cost blocks using the Citaro Euro VI by way of example. Assumptions: 10 years at 60,000 km, German market. Status as at: June 2015.

Everything in the Citaro is designed to help avoid expensive down times. The filters for the air extraction in the driver's area are easy to access and have a high volume which means long intervals between cleaning. All the essential components are arranged to be simple and easy to access. This ensures long maintenance intervals and short repair times.