Mercedes Citan is available as a minivan

The Mercedes alphabet is growing: from the summer the Swabians will also sell one class T. The type code is new, but the car is not a new development.

Mercedes is expanding its model range this summer to include the class T. The manufacturer announced this in Stuttgart. However, the practical MPV with a length of 4.50 meters is nothing new. It is the updated version of the Citan van, which itself is based on the Renault Kangoo.

Mercedes has not yet provided exact prices. But even as it gets more equipment and a slightly sleeker appearance than the Citan, the class T becomes one of Mercedes’ cheapest car models and starts at just under 30,000 euros.

To die class T it has lots of storage space and two sliding doors

There is a van with two large sliding doors. The trunk has a volume of 520 liters under the lid. If you stack the roof up to the front seats, you can lift more than 2,000 liters of cargo over the 56cm high load sill.

According to Mercedes, there are initially two four-cylinder diesel engines and two petrol engines to choose from for driving. The diesel engines have a displacement of 1.5 liters and deliver 70 kW / 95 hp or 85 kW / 115 hp. Petrol engines draw 75 kW / 102 hp or 96 kW / 131 hp from 1.3 liters. This gets the class T from 164 to 184 km / h and consumes between 5.3 and 7.3 liters (CO2 emissions: between 138 and 165 g / km).

Electric model and long version of the class T To follow

In addition to a long version with a third row of seats, Mercedes is also planning an electric version, which will then go on sale as an eCitan in the fall and as an EQT in the winter.

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