2014 Mercedes-Benz Citan revealed

2014 Mercedes-Benz Citan first photos 16.04.2012
2014 Mercedes-Benz Citan first photos 16.04.2012

Mercedes-benz has revealed the all-new Citan commercial panel van.

Essentially a rebadged Renault Kangoo, thanks to the car alliance between Daimler and Renault Nissan, the Citan reveals for the first time the new Mercedes-Benz van family appearance. Prominently displayed is the big chrome Mercedes emblem on a new grille with three perforated louvres for an almost sporty look. There's also an all-new headlamp design accented by the V-shape hood and the front bumper incorporates the trapezoidal air intake shape already seen
in the latest compact Mercedes-Benz cars through to the new Actros.

The Citan will be available in three lengths: compact, long and extra-long. Three model variants as a panel van, a crewbus, and a mixed-use vehicle will also be available.

Safety was a top priortiy for this commercial vehicle and includes as standard Adaptive Electronic Stability Program which simultaneously incorporates ABS (anti-locking braking system), VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) which counters over- and understeer, TCS (Traction Control System) and ASR (Acceleration Skid Control) for drive and braking torque control.

Reducing fuel consumption, a BlueEFFICIENCY package is available for the petrol engine as standard and includes ECO start/stop function, battery and generator management and low rolling resistance tires.

The new Citan urban vehicle will make its public debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover this September.


  • Robust and reliable: the Citan completes the Mercedes-Benz family of vans
  • Versatile choice of three lengths and three model variants
  • Comprehensive safety equipment
  • Characteristic Mercedes-Benz appearance
  • Equipped to a high standard for ergonomics and comfort
  • Safe, smooth handling as expected of the brand
  • A range of economical BlueEFFICIENCY engines: with low fuel consumption

Powerful yet with compact dimensions making it especially suitable for city use - for the first time, the Mercedes-Benz portfolio of vans features a vehicle specifically for the urban environment. With its impressive quality and driving dynamics, exemplary safety and economy and a high level of versatility and robustness, the new Mercedes-Benz Citan is a truly professional urban van.

The Mercedes-Benz Citan will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover in September 2012.

Choice of three lengths and three model variants

Due to its versatility and adaptability, the new Mercedes-Benz Citan fulfils a broad range of commercial applications. Based on a panel van, this urban van is available in three different lengths: Compact, Long, Extra-long.

Comprehensive safety equipment

As is the case with every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, safety plays a big role in the new Citan. The urban van comes with the Electronic Stability Program ADAPTIVE ESP® as standard, which takes the vehicle load into consideration. This innovative dynamic handling control system in the new Citan combines the functions of the anti-locking braking system ABS®, VDC® (Vehicle Dynamic Control) which counters over- and understeer, and TCS® (Traction Control System). It also includes ASR® (Acceleration Skid Control) and drive and braking torque control.

Characteristic Mercedes-Benz Appearance

The Mercedes-Benz Citan is instantly recognisable as a Mercedes-Benz thanks to the vehicle's characteristic brand look. The Citan is the first model in the Mercedes-Benz van range to feature our new family appearance. Providing the brand signature, the chromed star is self-assuredly set against the prominent, robust radiator grille with three sporty perforated louvres. The Mercedes-Benz Citan's bold headlamps and the pronounced V-shape to the bonnet with its clearly defined edges are equally striking.

The trapezoidal shape of the air intake in the bumper emphasises width and the powerful impression made by the Citan. Again, this feature is one of the brand's typical style elements at the present time, from the latest Mercedes-Benz cars in the compact class through to the new Actros.

Equipped to a high standard for ergonomics and comfort

Just as distinctive, the interior of the new Mercedes-Benz Citan is equipped to a high standard. Both the driver and front passenger benefit from equally firm, comfortably padded seats. The form-fitting shape of the backrests in particular provides lateral support, thereby ensuring comfort and safety. Drawing on the brand's typical design, the fabric cover is breathable, durable and easy to care for.

As powerful and striking as the exterior of the new Citan, the instrument panel is designed around the driver. The surface has a leather-like grain for an attractive look and feel.

Drivers of any other Mercedes-Benz will immediately feel at home in the cockpit of the new Citan and not just due to the familiar star on the steering wheel: the combination switches, gearknob, and switches on the instrument panel all meet Mercedes-Benz's usual standards for the driver's area in terms of layout, look and function. Trim over the glove compartment enhances the interior further.

Engines covering all requirements

The choice of engines is broad. Three high-torque, turbodiesel direct-injection engines with outputs from 75hp (55kW) to 110hp (81kW) and a nippy, supercharged petrol engine generating 115 hp (84kW) cover all standard requirements. All the diesel engines have a particulate filter as standard. Five and six-speed transmissions with a joystick gearshift positioned within easy reach on the centre console transmit power to the front wheels.

Handling as expected of the brand: safe and smooth

The developers of the Mercedes-Benz Citan have paid particular attention to ensuring that the handling is as expected of the brand, delivering a combination of driving dynamics, agility and ride comfort. The Direct-Steer system is accurate and sensitive, while the suspension, damping and stabiliser bars have been carefully attuned to each other.

Whether empty or loaded, the new Citan is a true Mercedes-Benz, offering precision, driving safety and the smooth handling that drivers are accustomed to from the Vito and Sprinter.

BlueEFFICIENCY package reduces consumption further

The petrol-engined Citan comes with a BlueEFFICIENCY package as standard, which is optional for the diesel versions. Amongst other features this includes the ECO start/stop function, battery and generator management, plus optimised low rolling resistance tyres depending on the variant which again reduce fuel consumption.

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Comments (15)

Renyeo Renyeo
I believe Merc should ditch commercial vans. They dilute the brand. Merc should market its commercial fleet under second tier branding such as the "Denza".
Apr 20th, 2012 3:26pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
AMG version please :P
Apr 17th, 2012 5:16pm
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pb12345 pb12345
can think of many competitors at a much cheaper price.
Apr 17th, 2012 5:23am
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velsatis velsatis
You know the prices already??? share with us
Apr 17th, 2012 3:30pm
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mechamynd mechamynd
Seriously do you think citan will be the most affordable van in its class? Cheaper than the kangoo, doblo and turneo connect?
Apr 17th, 2012 4:42pm
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velsatis velsatis
Thats you clearly saying you don´t know, so please, stick your opinion to what you do know
Apr 18th, 2012 2:07am
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automobile007 automobile007
That's a good looking van! Who cares if its essentially a kangoo all vans look 80% the same anyway. I expect these will be all over London before long
Apr 17th, 2012 12:02am
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Those headlights look like 2010 Toyota Hilux' xD
Apr 17th, 2012 12:00am
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karrol karrol
wait.. 2014 Citan? So does it mean that Merc will release its rebadged Kangoo SIX years after the launch of the original car? lol
Apr 16th, 2012 11:40pm
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Ratt Ratt
On what Mercedes won't put his badge on?
Apr 16th, 2012 11:25pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
I like it, I would like one! Dont care if its a kangaroo.
Apr 16th, 2012 10:46pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
lol, It's 'Kangoo'. This certainly gives small businesses a better image than having a Renault van.
Apr 16th, 2012 11:35pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
lol sorry. What he said ;)
Apr 17th, 2012 12:10am
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kenchan kenchan
Which part of it look Mercedes beside the star badge?
Apr 16th, 2012 10:36pm
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velsatis velsatis
are you blind???
Apr 17th, 2012 12:57am
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