18 December 2023
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Mercedes launches long-wheelbase versions of T-Class, Citan Tourer and Marco Polo camper module

Mercedes-Benz product range expanded in small van segment: sales launch for long-wheelbase versions of the Mercedes‑Benz T‑Class and Mercedes‑Benz Citan Tourer and Marco Polo camper module.

The Mercedes-Benz T-Class and the Citan Tourer can both be ordered immediately in a long-wheelbase version. They are around 42 centimetres longer than before, with a vehicle length of just under five metres.

The flexible Marco Polo camper module, which can be set up and taken down in no time, is now also available from dealers in Germany. It makes it possible to transform standard-length small vans into a micro camper and back in no time.

The new Mercedes‑Benz T‑Class has a 38,4 cm longer wheelbase than the standard-length version. This greatly benefits the interior: customers can opt for a third seating row with two individual seats, for example.

As a result, the long-wheelbase version offers up to seven seats. Instead of the rear bench seat that comes with the standard-length model, the long version has three independently adjustable individual seats in the second row, including height-adjustable headrests. Both the second and third seat rows are also slightly elevated and offer optimal comfort and plenty of legroom for everyone.

For maximum versatility of the interior space, all seats in the second and third rows can slide individually and, thanks to their lightweight design, are easy to fold or even take out completely.

The longer wheelbase also boosts the luggage compartment volume: it is up to 1270 litres larger in comparison to standard length, extending to a maximum volume of 3660 litres[1]. A

In the long-wheelbase version, the sliding doors on both sides are now 83 cm wide. This permits even easier access to the second and third seating rows.

The Mercedes-Benz Citan is in the small van segment. The Tourer, now available in the long-wheelbase version, offers even more space for commercial passenger transport or moving work materials. At 3.1 m, the wheelbase is 38.4 cm longer than on the standard version.

This additional space benefits passengers: The long-wheelbase version is equipped as standard with three individual seats in the second row. Optionally, two additional individual seats can also be installed in the third row.

The Citan Tourer then has space for up to seven persons. The seats in the second and third row are fully adjustable. The seat backs can also be folded down completely as needed. Thanks to the lightweight seat design, this is quick and easy. This makes the long-wheelbase Citan Tourer even more versatile for a wide range of commercial uses. 

The Citan Tourer has two sliding doors as standard. In the long-wheelbase version, the opening of the sliding doors is 83 cm wide on both sides. At the rear, the load compartment is easily accessible: the loading sill sits at a height of slightly more than 55 cm.

The Tourer comes as standard with an electric parking brake, and a tailgate featuring a rear window. Alternatively, it is available with regular rear doors. Numerous stowage spaces and compartments facilitate everyday use.

With the Marco Polo module, both the standard length Mercedes‑Benz T‑Class and the Citan Tourer can be transformed from everyday vehicles to a micro camper and back in no time.

The module, which is secured to lashing points in the boot, could not be easier to set up and take down. It includes a double-bed unit as standard. A kitchen unit with a sink and gas cartridge cooker is available as an option. The kitchen unit also has room for an optional cooler box.

Other available features include a backup battery, the sleep package with blackout elements, ventilation grilles with insect screens for the windows, window storage bags that can be attached between the C and D pillars, and a table with camping chairs[3]. The table comes with two different feet to allow use in the open or attached inside the rear of the vehicle – a first in the segment.