2017 Mercedes-Benz Tourismo RHD – Drive, Inside and Exterior.
World premiere for the brand new high-deck touring coach from Mercedes-Benz. The temporary was: most value effectiveness, security, performance and luxury. The end result is the brand new Tourismo RHD – a touring coach with options that impress corporations, passengers and drivers alike. A considerably prolonged vary of appointment variants and engines implies that the brand new Tourismo RHD lends itself to an awfully vast spectrum of purposes. Its area of exercise contains long-distance regular-service routes and long-distance touring by to shuttle providers, tour journey and occasional use on inter-city routes. All of which add as much as determine the brand new Tourismo RHD as the brand new star within the enterprise phase, which is how Mercedes-Benz defines this multi-faceted space of the bus and coach sector. The brand new Tourismo RHD is ready to supersede Europe’s best-selling high-deck touring coach after eleven years. Collection manufacturing of the Tourismo RHD begins in July of this yr, with all fashions on stream by the tip of 2017.
For corporations, most value effectiveness primarily means minimal prices. The brand new Tourismo RHD will meet this aspiration, due to a gasoline consumption degree that has been lowered nonetheless additional: Gasoline consumption is lowered by round four.5 p.c primarily by optimised aerodynamics and the utterly new, timeless and elegantly designed physique together with weight discount. The saving quantities to as a lot as seven p.c when the consumption benefit of the OM 470 engine era with effectivity bundle, which was launched in summer season 2016, is included.
The drive configuration for the Tourismo RHD is predicated on the most recent era of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470 in-line six-cylinder unit with a displacement of 10.7 l and effectivity bundle. A brand new top-of-the-range engine with 335 kW (456 hp) combines excellent automobile dynamics with low gasoline consumption. Additionally new to the Tourismo RHD is the compact in-line six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM 936 with a displacement of seven.7 l and output of 260 kW (354 hp). This combines low gasoline consumption with a low weight, giving it an elevated payload and additional improved financial effectivity.
With new non-obligatory tools objects equivalent to Predictive Powertrain Management (PPC) or Eco Driver Suggestions (EDF), gasoline consumption and thus additionally emissions will be lowered nonetheless additional.
The emergency braking system Energetic Brake Help three (ABA three), Cease/Begin Help to be used in stop-and-go visitors and the drowsiness detection system Consideration Help (AtAs) are simply three examples amongst most of the refined security expertise of the brand new Tourismo RHD. Its intensive vary of security options will be individually configured to swimsuit the proposed space of use. The usual bundle of security expertise within the new high-deck touring coach is already exemplary; the utmost degree of kit attainable unsurpassed.
When it comes to passive security it additionally units new requirements on this phase: if, regardless of all security measures, an accident ought to occur, the distinctive Entrance Collision Guard (FCG) is there to guard driver and co-driver within the occasion of a collision. The coach’s utterly new annular body building supplies most survival house for each passengers and driver ought to it overturn sideways.
The brand new Tourismo RHD provides its passengers a real sense of well-being. Passengers are made to really feel welcome on board by the handy, ergonomic entry steps and the ethereal, pleasingly-designed automobile inside. An additional spotlight is the brand new Softline seating: the enticing diamond-shaped sample on the seat and backrest calls to thoughts luxury-class Mercedes saloons. With a spread of various patterns for the flooring, quite a few material choices for seat covers, facet partitions, curtains, the underside of the bags cabinets and the central ceiling panel, the brand new Tourismo RHD impresses as an individually custom-designed touring coach.
Additional eye-catching options embody the redesigned service units, accessible with a selection of ornamental surrounds. A brand new galley design for the inside of the Tourismo RHD, with a large number of kit choices, helps enhance passenger consolation, as does the brand new local weather management system: two-zone controls with totally automated adjustment and two separate circuits every for the heating and local weather management respectively guarantee a continuing temperature profile all through the automobile.
For a corporation, a high-deck touring coach is an funding; for drivers, it’s their workplace. Each of them have extraordinarily excessive expectations when it comes to performance. The brand new Tourismo RHD lives as much as this expectation courtesy of its modular system. With 4 fashions in three totally different lengths, the high-deck mannequin covers nearly all necessities. All fashions are – and that is new – accessible in both left-hand or right-hand-drive variations.