Mercedes launches long wheelbase versions of eCitan and EQT

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its product range in the Small Van segment for private and commercial customers. The electric models eCitan Tourer and EQT are now available with a long wheelbase and can be ordered with up to seven seats.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced its new fully electric models, the EQT van, primarily for private customers, and the eCitan transporter for commercial use in May 2023. Now, the previously available compact models with a length of 4.5 metres and a maximum of five seats are available with 38 centimetres longer wheelbase. For the eCitan Tourer – the commercial passenger transporter with a long wheelbase – prices start at €40,062.06 excluding VAT, while the long-wheelbase EQT starts at €41,612.97 including VAT. The standard versions start at €34,893.60 excluding VAT and €39,623.29 including VAT. The prices for the EQT are discounted and thus significantly below the list price.

Mercedes emphasises that the versions with longer wheelbases offer more versatile interior usage than the standard versions. Both models can have a third row of seats with two individual seats, accommodating up to seven passengers. According to the manufacturer, the second and third rows of seats are equipped with individually adjustable and foldable seats, which can also be removed completely if necessary. The volume of the luggage compartment increases accordingly – in the eCitan Tourer, for example, it is up to 3,660 litres with the rear seats removed. Additionally, Mercedes has widened the sliding doors to 83 centimetres in the long-wheelbase versions.

There are no changes to the drivetrain: both models are equipped with a 90 kW motor and a battery with a usable capacity of 45 kWh. They are based on the Renault Kangoo and are also manufactured by Renault in France. The Nissan Townstar EV is the third model sharing this drivetrain. The Mercedes models also share the charging technology with their platform siblings: AC charging is possible at 11 kW or optionally 22 kW (standard for the EQT). At a DC fast charging station, the 45 kWh battery can be charged at a peak rate of up to 80 kW.

Alongside the long-wheelbase versions of the two vans, Mercedes introduced a new variant called the eCitan Mixto – starting at €40,658.13 excluding VAT. Based on the long-wheelbase eCitan panel van, this version features a second row of seats that can be converted into a flexible partition (between the driver’s cabin and the cargo area) if needed. It increases the loading volume to 3,200 litres. The Mixto is designed to offer businesses even more flexibility in transport.

In addition, Mercedes announces that all small vans will now come with the latest generation of its MBUX multimedia system, featuring an enlarged 9.5-inch screen and a new steering wheel with touch-control panels. The safety and assistance systems have also been upgraded.


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