Mercedes-Benz Citan (2021–)
29-10-2021 Mercedes Citan unveiled
Information has been revealed on the Mercedes-Benz Citan ahead of its UK launch next year. The Citan combines compact exterior dimensions (length: 4498 mm) with a generous amount of space. It offers plenty of different usage possibilities and convenient loading. The Citan will be launched on the market as a Panel Van and a Tourer. Later there will be further variants with a long wheelbase as well as a Mixto version. But even in the short wheelbase variant (2716 mm), the Citan offers much more space compared with the predecessor model – on the Panel Van, for example, the load compartment length is 3.05 metres (with the flexible partition wall).
Sliding doors are a practical feature, especially in tight parking spaces. The new Citan is available with up to two sliding doors. They offer a wide opening on both sides of the vehicle measuring 615 millimetres. The height of the load compartment opening is 1059 millimetres (both figures represent the clearance). At the rear, too, the load compartment is easily accessible: the loading sill of the Panel Van sits at a height of 59 cm. Meanwhile, the two sections of the rear doors can be blocked at an angle of 90 degrees and can even be moved through 180 degrees to the sides of the vehicle. The doors are asymmetrical, whereby the left-hand door is wider and has to be opened first. As an option, the Panel Van can also be ordered with rear doors featuring heated windows and a windscreen wiper.
The Tourer already comes as standard with a tailgate featuring a rear window. As an alternative, it is also available with rear doors. The rear bench seat can be folded down in the ratio of 1/3 to 2/3. Numerous stowage spaces and compartments facilitate everyday use of the Citan.
Besides the fixed partition wall (available with and without windows) between the driver's cab and the load compartment, the Citan Panel Van is also available with a folding variant. This option has proven its worth in the predecessor model and has since been further optimised. If long objects need transporting, the grille on the passenger side can be swivelled through 90 degrees, before being folded in the direction of the driver's seat and locked in place. The co-driver's seat can be folded to create a level surface. The load protection grille is made of steel and serves to protect the driver and co-driver from the load.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan developers placed great emphasis on achieving a level of comfort typical of the brand, including exemplary noise levels and seating comfort, not to mention a range of practical equipment items. The vehicle is also equipped with comfort and convenience systems familiar from passenger cars, including THERMOTRONIC, KEYLESS-GO starting function  and the electric parking brake1.
The Panel Van and Tourer will also be available in the BASE and PRO equipment lines. With the BASE Line, the customer receives a functional entry-level variant with all of the necessary basic equipment. The PRO Line combines a representative design with additional functionality.
At market launch, the engine range of the new Citan will be formed by three diesel and two petrol models. Shared strengths of all these are great driveability even in the low rev range and economical consumption values. For even faster acceleration, for example when overtaking, the 85-kW version of the diesel engine available for the Panel Van features an overpower/overtorque function. Up to 89 kW of power and 295 Nm of torque can be called up briefly.
The power units fulfil the Euro 6d emissions norms. All engines are combined with an ECO start/stop function. Alongside the six-speed manual transmission, the most powerful diesel and petrol models are also available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)1.