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For the first time at MOT 2005, has released details of a prototype calling the CapaCity, a 19.54 urban bus capable of carrying up to 193

To give you an idea of how big that is, the Citaro G, currently the largest bus in the lineup, measures a mere 18 and can hold up to 150 passengers.


Despite the length, the CapaCity is able to traffic as well as the Citaro G. to four axles (two of are turning), as well as a single joint, the CapaCity has a turning of 22.85m, the same as the Citaro G. The two also have identical values and cornering-track widths.

To reversing easier, the CapaCity Omnicam, a system that a camera with a particularly angle of vision. A virtual is then displayed on the Omnicam monitor, which shows the trajectory if the bus continues to follow the steering angle.

In addition to the benefits, the CapaCity improves the ride experience for users. double-width doors and a continous low throughout the vehicle speed up the and unloading times for passengers, at the same time making it for those in wheelchairs and parents strollers to board and unboard. The new of the CapaCity also features a of new benefits, including added and a contemporary color scheme to the prototype’s overall concept.

As for the CapaCity features Mercedes’ 457 hLA six-cylinder in-line engine at the rear of the vehicle. Its engine of 260 kW (354 horsepower) paired Mercedes’ Bluetec technology, the CapaCity to attain performance and values almost identical to of the shorter three-axle Citaro G, at the same time complying all EURO 4 exhaust emission

No word yet on when or if the CapaCity start seeing regular but stay tuned and we’ll you updated if we hear anything

For more info on the Mercedes-Benz prototype, you can check out photos and the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

New: „CapaCity“ Concept For A High-Capacity Regular-Service Bus

Stuttgart/Mannheim, Nov 30, 2005

On as a prototype for the first time at MOT the new „CapaCity“ low-floor high-capacity bus represents an entirely new concept for the transport sector. Measuring metres in length and boasting a 4-compliant engine, the new four-axle, „CapaCity“ bus concept with a articulation joint heralds a new in the development of high-capacity urban for regular-service operations.

Despite the of the vehicle, its distinctive and innovative design ensures that it an attractive first impression clearly identifies it as a member of the urban-bus family. It has an extremely capacity of up to 193 passengers, allows boarding/alighting and can be used wherever thanks to its manoeuvrability and dynamic For the pur-poses of comparison: the 18-metre-long G articulated bus — which now held the distinction of being the member of the Mercedes-Benz regular-service bus can carry a maximum of about 150 The Mercedes-Benz „CapaCity“ also from the advanced vehicle and the advanced, tried-and-tested components of the regular-service bus model series Mercedes-Benz this clearly the new high-capacity bus concept from exotic or extremely complex and solutions.

The Mercedes-Benz „CapaCity“ represents the considered response of the Mercedes-Benz Bus and unit to the directions in which the urban-bus market is developing: the answers public transport calls for passenger-carrying capacity to be on main routes while fuel, driver, workshop and costs. At the same time, it the rising expectations which have with regard to the of public transport solutions. It takes full account of the context of developments such as stringent emissions legislation and the of subsidies.

Capacity of up to 193 passengers, low cost s

Thanks to its length of m as well as the fourth axle and the in-crease in the permissible gross weight to 32 tonnes, the „CapaCity“, features a continuous low floor to the very rear of the vehicle, has a higher passenger capacity the articulated buses commonly in use Assuming that the permissible room of eight people per metre is used to the full, the of 13 tonnes means that the increases depending on the seating by as much as 40 percent to attain a of 193 passengers. Four double-width two of which are situated in the trailing step-free entrances and exits and areas for standing passengers, with pushchairs, and wheelchair make for fast passenger

The high capacity of the „CapaCity“ is a plus in several respects: in it will be possible to provide the transport capacity with buses. This significantly purchase, upkeep and staff and is also highly beneficial in it keeps the environmental impact as low as Furthermore, extra costs with the conversion of bus stops and route infrastructure elements can be almost entirely thanks to the high-capacity urban regular-service

Distinctive and assured design

The takes its place within the family of regular-service buses a unique, distinctive and coherent which nevertheless instantly it as a member of the Mercedes-Benz bus family. The characteristic of the external appearance of the is its harmonious design which much to reduce the visual of its exterior size.

Thanks to the and the clarity which define its vocabulary, the whole vehicle a dynamic, elegant statement immediately communicates its attractive The design of the friendly „face“ the three-dimensional front panel, in the Mercedes star is positioned on a prominent base, flows a smooth side wall. The on the non-steering axles are concealed panels, a measure which has the of emphasising the length of the vehicle. painted areas which as far down as the wheel arches the side windows visually. The is also designed to make a impression all the roof equipment, as the air conditioning system, fans is concealed beneath attractively panels and thus dovetails with the rest of the smooth and exterior.

The most striking characteristic of the is the extremely spacious, friendly and atmosphere. A completely new, colour scheme underlines the design values of the overall The ceiling, side walls, covering and seat upholstery are in perfectly coordinated colours and are by a grab rail system from brushed Nirosta steel which also to the airy and spacious atmosphere of the

Same mobility and braking as conventional-size articulated buses

to its four axles (two of are steering) and the fact that it has a single articulation joint, the Mercedes-Benz „CapaCity“ is able to urban traffic as easily as a articulated bus measuring some 18 in length. Indeed, the 22.85-m circle of the „CapaCity“ is exactly the as that of the three-axle Citaro G bus which is „only“ 17.94 in length; the new „CapaCity“ and the Citaro G have identical „swing-out“ and cornering-track widths. This that the „CapaCity“ is considerably to handle than alternative or trailer concepts which are being offered.

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When it to braking, the „CapaCity“ benefits the tried-and-tested electronically controlled system (EBS) in combination ABS and acceleration skid control Disc brakes on all wheels and front suspension are standard.

manoeuvring and reversing

As the Mercedes-Benz has only a single articulated manoeuvring is far more straightforward and safer, too. Unlike a bus or one with a trailer, the „CapaCity“ is to reverse. This manoeuvre is in the „CapaCity“ by „Omnicam“, a camera a particularly wide angle of Furthermore, a virtual „corridor“ on the of the camera system shows the the trajectory which the bus will if the current steering angle is

High level of directional and road grip thanks to axles and pitch/roll control

The owes its great manoeuvrability to an con-trolled trailing axle. axle configuration also for even greater directional and road grip, even driving on the straight. The chassis independent front suspension as as pitch/roll control which is by varying the response of the shock offers excellent levels of and comfort. The Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach first implemented pitch/roll successfully in the Citaro fuel-cell (which now number some dozen) with their roof loads.´

This adjusts the damping characteristics in with the driving situation and the status. The resulting firmer response during braking or cornering enhances safety further, while softer makes for a particularly comfortable in other driving situations. any pitching, rolling or vertical movements which are all the more in articulated buses are reduced and more quickly. Reduced in the wheel load also less wear and tear on the Together with the independent suspension, this system a degree of ride comfort sets new standards for the urban-bus

Powerful and economical Euro engine

The „CapaCity“ is powered by the Mercedes-Benz OM 457 hLA 12-litre six-cylinder engine which is situated at the of the vehicle and drives the third Economical and clean, this plant complies with the 4 exhaust emission standard and BlueTec diesel technology on the SCR principle. Despite the higher of the „CapaCity“, the engine output of 260 kW hp) means that the vehicle is to attain performance and traction almost identical to those of the three-axle Citaro G.

Special authorisation is still at present

As the 19.54-metre length of the „CapaCity“ exceeds the current maximum of 18.75 m, special is still required in order for it to be on public roads. This has been granted in five of federal states, and the aim is to obtain authorisation.

Service and maintenance

using tried-and-tested components the other Mercedes-Benz regular-service bus series, the „CapaCity“ is easy to has low life-cycle costs and does not any changes to the existing public infrastructure. As for the workshops where it is only relatively minor are necessary. Like all other buses and coaches, the Mercedes-Benz can call on the dense, Europe-wide network provided by Omniplus, its dealers and Mercedes-Benz sales and outlets.

Copyright 2005, AG

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