The Mercedes-Benz Tourismo is the top seller among European touring coaches. As a compact club bus, functional raised-floor bus or comfortable high-decker, it covers the key areas of its market segment. The predecessor model was launched in 1994. As a token of gratitude to its customers for the enduring success of the model, Mercedes-Benz has provided the exterior of the bus with a high-quality "20 Years Anniversary" decal.
The continuous further development of the popular touring coach will also be apparent at the German International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles. From next year, the Tourismo will be available with the SPA Lane Assistant, which employs a camera system behind the windscreen to detect when the vehicle unintentionally changes lane or risks going off the road.
From next spring, a new feature will be available: the AEBS Advanced Emergency Braking System. If a collision is unavoidable unless immediate action is taken, the driver is first given visual and audible warnings and the vehicle automatically makes a partial brake application. If the driver fails to react and a collision is imminent, the vehicle automatically applies the brakes with full intensity.AEBS is able to prevent rear-end collisions and can dramatically reduce the consequences of high-speed accidents.
The Tourismo is made even more attractive by an additional engine variant. Previously available only for the three-axle models, the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz OM 470 six-cylinder in-line engine is now also on offer for the two-axle high-decker. With an output of 315 kW (428 hp), it delivers 2100 Nm of torque.