Thursday 21 April 2016

Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45

The recently announced 2016/7 vehicle order by Stagecoach included 30 Mercedes Benz Sprinter City 45's. Great speculation has followed the Stagecoach announcement as to where these minibus vehicles will be allocated. Focus Transport can't help you on where they are going but we thought it would be useful to look at what the City 45 is all about.

It is a van based Euro 6 service vehicle powered by a 2.2-litre (2,143cc) OM651 four-cylinder unit fitted with a 7G-Tronic fully automatic gearbox.
The 45 designation means that the vehicles will be long wheelbase with a GVW of between 5.0 - 5.65 tonnes.
The City 45 has been designed to meet the needs of the UK market. The standard spec has 1,250mm double swing out doors leading to a flat low floor area between the axles with steps up to a seating area at the rear. Destination equipment is fitted as standard.

 An image of the similar City 65 taken from the Mercedes-Benz website
The exact specification of the Stagecoach versions isn't known but as soon as details are released we will let you know.

In the meantime the specifications and more information can be found on the Mercedes-Benz website here