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Mercedes-Benz to Expand Range Of New-Generation Minibuses

Auto News - Published on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

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Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its range of new-generation minibuses. The Sprinter Transfer 45 all-rounder and the Sprinter City 45 urban bus are new to the product range. For both the Sprinter Transfer 45 and Sprinter City 45, the standard engine has an output of 105 kW (143 hp). A six-speed manual transmission is responsible for power transmission to the rear axle on the Sprinter Transfer 45, or as an option, the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with torque converter. The latter is part of the standard equipment on the Sprinter City 45. Both minibuses can be equipped to passenger-car standard with assistance systems suitable for each individual area of operation.

The Sprinter Transfer is the flexible all-rounder in the portfolio of minibuses bearing the three-pointed star. It’s a school bus and a crewbus, it can be used for transfers and trips, serves as a shuttle bus and covers the whole spectrum of passenger transportation, taking up its space between the regular-service specialists and long-distance travel experts. Measuring 7.4 metres in length, the new Sprinter Transfer 45 is the largest model of the series. It has seats for up to 22+1 passengers and a permissible gross vehicle weight of up to 5.5 tonnes.

Passengers enter the Sprinter Transfer through a sliding side door with an electrically operated step. As an option, entry is also possible via a widened and lowered co-driver’s door.

If desired, Mercedes-Benz can equip the Sprinter Transfer 45 with an air-sprung rear axle or a retarder as a wear-free auxiliary brake. The equipment in the Sprinter Transfer 45 is as diverse as its range of possible applications. The passenger compartment is fully panelled and a bus interior ceiling can be optionally ordered in place of the regular textile ceiling. Luggage racks are also available. The standard, highly resistant InterStar Sprinter intercity seats are excellent for longer distances. Alternatively, the TravelStar Sprinter touring coach seats are also available.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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