With 4 urban bus variants and innumerable equipment options, the Citaro vehicle family is the right bus for almost all requirements in the city. There's bound to be a model which is just right for you.
As diverse as the requirements in road transport: The Citaro family.
The basis of the bestseller.
It is the platform for the success of a legendary family of vehicles: the twelve-metre-long, two-axle Citaro with low-floor access combines attractive design with high efficiency and economy. In spite of the many variants that now complement it, this model remains the classic among city buses.
External charms and inner values.
12.14 m long, 2.55 m wide and 3.12 m high: The perfect dimensions offered by the Citaro. The design is impressive too. The typical Mercedes look is likeable and clear, thanks to the almond-shaped headlamps. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top model among city buses never fails to attract attention. The attractive Citaro doesn’t just boast external charms. The inner values are outstanding as well. After all, every centimetre has been carefully thought out.
Efficiency can be managed.
For increased energy efficiency, the electro-hydraulic steering feature — intelligent eco steering — is available as an option. It works as needed while contributing to reduced fuel consumption in urban scheduled services.
Step in and feel good.
The interior is a passenger’s dream come true.
Spacious, friendly and comfortably equipped: this is how the Citaro city buses welcome their passengers. Thanks to a spacious interior concept and comfortable seats, ergonomic handrails and a pleasant standing height. The low entry height and continuous low-floor throughout also favour a comfortable entry and exit, and a rapid flow of passengers. Depending on the equipment variant, a powerful air conditioning system*, the integrated roof heater and side wall heaters also contribute to passenger wellbeing in your bus. A modern lighting concept gives the high-quality passenger compartment a lot of light when needed.
The driver’s work area offers plenty of room for driving pleasure.
A focused driver represents the most important protection for the passengers. And it is with this in mind that Mercedes-Benz has done everything it could to make the driver’s work area in the Citaro city buses as well organised and as ergonomic as possible. The driver’s seat is elevated — at eye level with passengers and with excellent all-round visibility.
Additionally, the AquaBlade windscreen wipers which, thanks to their dynamic design, minimise both driving noise and fuel consumption, ensure good visibility at all times. Instruments are clearly arranged and easy to reach. The multifunction steering wheel and high-resolution central display give the driver direct access to all relevant functions and information. Independent suspension ensures outstanding comfort of an entirely different kind: excellent straight-line stability and superior manoeuvrability, in conjunction with a comfortable suspension, provide a quiet and comfortable ride similar to that of a coach.
The Citaro K.
Perfect for narrow city streets.
When it comes to systematic economy and impressive comfort, the smallest member of the Citaro family turns out to be a big performer. There’s no question that the Citaro K is and remains the benchmark in compact public service buses.
A fixed size.
It delivers amazing size with a maximum of 32 seats in the case of the two-door and a maximum transport capacity of 89 people in the three-door variant. The compact city bus is thus ideal for routes with a lower passenger volume. The Citaro K scores points with its unmistakeable design and an impressively small turning circle of just 17.28 metres. It also allows the compact public service bus to negotiate the narrow, winding alleys of historic town centres with ease.
Tested by engineers, drivers and auditors: The Citaro K.
Low steps mean high comfort.
The low entry height and low floor throughout the bus make it possible: Passengers are happy to board the Citaro K and immediately feel comfortable. In the friendly and generous interior, guests have everything they also appreciate on the large model: A bright entry area, large panoramic windows, ergonomic passenger seats, a comfortable height and the flexible handrail system.
A speedy turnover.
Wide boarding and alighting doors ensure a speedy passenger flow on the Citaro K. However, an additional door means this is even quicker. As the latest addition to the Citaro K modular system, the compact urban public service bus is therefore now available in both a two and three-door version.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
And that’s a good thing, because most of the parts in the compact public service bus are the same as those of the 12-metre Citaro. This offers many advantages with regard to technology, comfort, safety and economy. The Citaro K embodies generous technical reserves, thanks to the high-performance units. The six-cylinder OM 936 or the OM 936 h kicking in will put a smile on every driver’s face: Thanks to the compact design, the power is deployed effectively. It also impresses through innovative safety features and the uncompromising comfort of a large bus. But above all, the Citaro K stands out with its manoeuvrability and low turning circle of just 17.28 metres. For the city bus, no road is too narrow, even in the centres of old historic towns.
The Citaro G.
Capacity for public transport.
The Citaro G represents the logical extension to those qualities which define economical and reliable public transportation. Conceived for high passenger capacities. Made for your success.
True greatness comes from within.
Handling of large passenger numbers is the true domain of the 18.13 m long Citaro G. The three-door and four-door versions can accommodate up to 164 passengers. A continuous low floor from the first to last row of seats ensures that passengers enjoy a high degree of comfort and guarantees a speedy passenger flow. On an individual passenger basis, the Citaro G is particularly good value in terms of purchasing and maintenance costs. It is therefore frequently the most economical solution on routes with high passenger volumes.
Size, strength, agility and stamina: The Citaro G.
Capacity plus quality equals economy.
You profit on busy routes not only from the Citaro G’s considerable passenger carrying capacity, but primarily from its high degree of reliability. The Citaro G is manufactured using the proven, high-quality components of the Citaro modular system and impresses with quality in every detail. Added to this are particularly economical Euro VI engines with 220 kW to 260 kW (OM 936 h), plus 265 kW and 290 kW (OM 470). Their efficient, clean fuel combustion pays off quickly for you in times of persistently high fuel prices. Outstanding ease of maintenance also contributes to a considerable reduction in downtimes. Ultimately, this leads to a permanently low total cost of ownership, not least through attractive residual values.
Perfect for the metropolis.
The challenges are similar in many cities across the world: A growing need for mobility leads to gridlock and higher pollution. The answer is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) flexible bus systems. In these systems, large buses run on numerous main axes at a high frequency. Separate bus lanes and comfortable and safe boarding at tation. The ideal application area for the Citaro G, not least because in many cities, BRT system are supported by Mercedes-Benz.
Agile and stable.
The Citaro G can also be manoeuvred safely in narrow streets. The front and rear vehicle sections are connected by a proven low-floor joint with a unique Articulation Turntable Controller (ATC). This ensures a high degree of stability and manoeuvrability. It can even be manoeuvred with ease by its driver in reverse. Independent suspension on the front axle also contributes to this agility. It makes the Citaro G one of the most manoeuvrable vehicles in its class — with ride comfort almost comparable to that of a coach.
The Citaro LE.
The clever combination.
Flexibility is a strength.
The Citaro LE cleverly combines the advantages of the low-floor and high-floor bus. It therefore provides your fleet with added flexibility.
The combination is the special feature.
The Citaro LE combines the comfort of low-floor technology with the cost effectiveness of high-floor technology. You can therefore deploy the Citaro LE flexibly and utilise it correctly — not just in public transportation, but also for interurban routes or short excursions. It offers your passengers a sophisticated level of comfort in all cases.
The Citaro LE brings together many advantages but stays streamlined.
Total low-floor capability up to the central door ensures a high degree of comfort, even for passengers with limited mobility. At the same time, a speedy passenger flow is guaranteed. Your passengers will also be impressed by the clear, spacious interior and first-class suspension, and the comfortable seats which are all forward facing in the rear of the vehicle. In the rear area, the vehicle can be accessed comfortably via two low steps in the gently rising rear section. At 1.90 m, standing height is also comfortable in the rear area. Thanks to a rear axle from the coach sector, comfort is increased and fuel consumption simultaneously reduced.
A product of economic thinking.
In common with all vehicles in the Citaro family, the Citaro LE is also equipped with economical, low-emission Euro VI engines. That’s good for the environment and your finances. To address your wishes and requirements in every respect, the flexible and versatile earner is available with two or three doors. In both cases it has more seats and a higher passenger capacity than a comparable low-floor vehicle, thus also offering you cost benefits in this respect.
A picture of a bus.
With its unique appearance, the Citaro LE is identifiable as a real Mercedes-Benz from even a great distance. The smooth, attractively proportioned sides harmoniously transitioning into the roofline and the back section with its dynamic lines all combine to form an outstanding vehicle that impresses in every respect. There’s no doubt that with its modern, fresh design, the Citaro LE is a persuasive advertisement for your transport service or bus company.
Low entry: Passenger-friendly and economical.
The term “low entry” says it all: From the front end right back to the centre entrance, buses in this category are genuine low-floor vehicles that are built as high-floor vehicles to the rear of the centre entrance (Door 2). This hybrid design leads on the one hand to high passenger comfort even for passengers with restricted mobility. It also permits the uncomplicated and maintenance-friendly installation of units at the rear. Many cities demand a low-floor design in their line invitations to tender. The Citaro LE meets this requirement.
* The air conditioning system and the refrigerator of your vehicle are filled with the refrigerant R-134a, and contain a fluorinated greenhouse gas. Notices with detailed information on the type of refrigerant used can be found on the respective unit. In connection please note the instructions in the owner’s manual for your vehicle. For more detailed information please see the relevant technical information brochure.