The Mercedes T-Class will be launched on April 26, 2022. The van is aimed at private customers and is also coming onto the market as an electric car. For commercial customers and price-sensitive people, the model is sold with the same dimensions as the Mercedes Citan and Citan Tourer. That’s the price and the camper version.
With the Mercedes T-Class on on April 26, 2022, the brand will add another letter to its model range. When it comes to the T-Class, the product strategists have their sights set on private individuals. The Mercedes Citan commercial vehicle variant and the Citan Tourer, which will be delivered from October 2021, are available for tradespeople and those who are price sensitive. A commercial vehicle isn’t necessarily the first word that comes to mind when you take a closer look at it.
Even the simple panel van looks pleasingly independent and by no means like a clone of the closely related Renault Kangoo. And there are reasons for that. First of all, the Mercedes Citan (2021) now differs more visually from the model from development partner Renault. In front of the A-pillar, the Mercedes T-Class (2022) and Citan are completely independent: bumpers, radiator, lights, hood, and fenders: all Mercedes. Rear light graphics, tailgate, and the rear bumper also differentiate the Citan from the Kangoo.
The cockpit of the Mercedes T-Class (2022) and Mercedes Citan (2021) also shows an individual superstructure including Mercedes fittings and the MBUX operation and only shares the cleverly integrated center console including the gear lever with the Renault. Mercedes even goes its way with the front seats. In the rear, however, the Citan has the same rear seat as the Kangoo, which, thanks to the sophisticated mechanism, can be easily folded up and stowed almost flat on the floor – at least in the case of the van-like touring variant. Mercedes also equips the Citan Tourer with its chassis components. Springs, dampers on both axles, and the front stabilizer are designed and tuned according to Mercedes ideas. They are intended to improve driving comfort, especially below the maximum payload of up to 782 kilograms.
The engines of the Mercedes T-Class (2022) are not yet known. The Mercedes Citan (2021) is powered by diesel engines with a displacement of 1.5 liters and 75 to 116 hp (55 to 85 kW) and 1.3-liter petrol engines with 102 or 131 hp (75 or 96 kW). It is shifted manually with six gears or with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The purely electric eCitan with a 75 kW electric motor (102 hp) will also be available shortly, with a 44 kWh battery that should enable a range of around 285 kilometers. First, there is the Citan with a wheelbase of 2716 millimeters and an overall length of 4498 millimeters. But a version with a longer wheelbase and the even classier Mercedes T-Class (2022) will soon follow. The price for the Mercedes Citan (2021) as a 108 CDI panel van (Worker) with the basic equipment and 75 hp (55 kW) diesel engine starts at 16,970 euros.