Total cost of ownership

Total cost of ownership

For decades coaches from Mercedes-Benz have been outstanding for their reliability and economic efficiency. The Tourismo takes a big step toward the future and sustainability. It relies equally on state-of-the-art and mature series production technology with high quality standards. Thanks to advanced and particularly economical drives, together with excellent aerodynamics, the fuel consumption of the models is gratifyingly low. At the same time, there has been a rise in efficiency — for optimal total cost of ownership. This means maximum cost effectiveness for maximum ride comfort.

There are several things you can do to drive a coach more efficiently. Approximately a third of the costs incurred can be actively influenced. Special equipment optional extras like the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) anticipatory cruise control system for automated and manual transmissions, or Eco Driver Feedback (EDF) with individual tips on driving style, help your driver to further reduce the energy consumption.

The Tourismo offers your company overall economic advantages in terms of investment, consumption, maintenance and residual value. Everything in the Tourismo is designed to minimise expensive downtime. And long maintenance intervals with oil changes after as many as 120,000 kilometres* ensure long use on the road.

And that is where the Tourismo makes sure that every kilometre pays — because it is very economical. That is not only good news for your balance sheet, but also the environment: thanks to the perfect interplay between vehicle technology, intelligent driving style analysis, and tailored OMNIplus driver training.

The engine and all the major units** are very accessible for easy maintenance. OMNIplus provides a complete range of customised services and a perfect supply of spare parts to get your vehicle back on the road quickly. Repairs and maintenance cost time as well as money. Your fleet is permanently on the move, and to keep it that way it is essential to have regular and competent maintenance. The Tourismo can be equipped with the current Bus Data Center telematics systems. Today the transmission of the current location and the vehicle diagnostic data is already fairly easy. A touch of a button and the vehicle data is already automatically on its way to the OMNIplus 24h SERVICE hotline. Thanks to the precise location information service assistance arrives that more quickly at the vehicle. Well prepared and competent, the technician soon has the coach repaired on site. A visit to the workshop can in most cases be avoided. That saves a lot of time. The sooner repaired, the sooner back on the road.

A Tourismo is especially profitable even when it leaves your fleet. After all, the residual value of a bus is just as important as the original investment. Thus, even at the end of the vehicle's life there are options to give you more security in planning your capital investment from the onset.

* Applies only to touring coach applications with the OM 470 engine. The OM 936 engine has a shorter maintenance interval of 90,000 km.
** The air-conditioning system and the refrigerator of your vehicle are filled with R-134a refrigerant and contain fluorinated greenhouse gas. The warning signs with detailed information about the refrigerant used are located on each device. To this end, please observe the vehicle's Operating Instructions. You can find further details in the appropriate technical information brochure.