City bus has 40-passenger capacity
December 6, 2011
by Fleet Management staff
Stuttgart/Mannheim – Mercedes-Benz delivered the first Sprinter City 77 bus to its launch customer, bus operator Winzenhöler.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 is the current top-of-the-line city bus in the Mercedes-Benz minibus range. With a passenger capacity of up to 40, it closes the gap between the Sprinter City 65 and the 10.5 m long Citaro K. Compared to the previous top model in this vehicle series, the Sprinter City 65, the Sprinter City 77 has around one metre more length – all to the benefit of the passenger area – ten additional passenger spaces, a continuous, level low floor in the passenger area and a second wheelchair space. It has this high transport capacity thanks to a permissible gross vehicle weight of 6.8 t.
The chassis of the three-axle Sprinter City 77 has an independent suspension all-round and single tyres. Thanks to its comparatively short wheelbase and slim dimensions, even this largest model in the Mercedes-Benz city minibus range is ideal for narrow inner-city streets. In addition the Sprinter City 77 is highly suitable as a shuttle bus for airports and exhibitions, or for inter-urban operations.
The Sprinter City 77 is powered by a 4-cylinder CDI diesel engine developing 120 kW (163 hp). A five-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. Meeting the Euro V and EEV emission standards (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle), the Sprinter City 77 is set to be the most environmentally friendly bus in the Winzenhöler fleet.
The Winzenhöler bus company has been under family management for three generations, and employs around 50 personnel. With a fleet of 42 buses, Winzenhöler carries several thousand passengers in the Rhine-Main region. The vehicles operate both on regular routes and for excursions and special assignments.