NEW ENGINES AND ANNIVERSARIES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ COACHES
The touring coaches bearing the three-pointed star are coming up on significant anniversaries: at the Busworld Kortrijk, both the 10,000th Mercedes-Benz Travego as well as the 10,000th Tourismo of the second generation will be on display. This is evidence of the great popularity of both model series.
Mercedes-Benz does not rest on these laurels and provides the appropriate proof with the new top-of-the-line engine for the Travego, the latest generation of the OM 471 in-line six-cylinder engine. It makes the Travego even more economically efficient and at the same time more powerful. The optional, two-way adjustable luxury head restraints are new in the passenger compartment of the Travego and Tourismo.
With the economical Intouro intercity bus and the Sprinter City 65 packed with extensive infotainment equipment, Mercedes-Benz furthermore shows two very different variants for highly efficient and attractive regular service.
The three-axle premium touring coaches from Mercedes-Benz are now fitted with the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz OM 471 heavy-duty engine. Fuel expenses drop by up to four percent while the driving dynamics are further enhanced.
Depending on the brand and the model series, the engines come standard or optionally with power outputs of 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp).
A maximum injection pressure of up to 2700 bar, an increased compression ratio, the new geometry of the piston bowl, a new turbocharger manufactured in-house and a patented control of the exhaust gas recirculation system increase the efficiency.
While the peak figures remain unchanged, this results in considerably increased output and torque in the lowest engine rev range and thereby in new characteristics of the in-line six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 12.8 l.