The minibus is based on a conventional Sprinter up to the B-pillar. However, the bus body with twin rear axle and continuous low-floor area is an exclusive in-house development for the Sprinter City 77.
With a capacity of 40 passengers, the minibus fills in the gap between the Sprinter City 65 and the Citaro K. The new Sprinter City 77 is around a metre longer than the previous City 65 flagship model and – depending on the equipment options – boasts ten extra passenger seats.
“The relatively short wheelbase and the sleek design make the minibus extremely manoeuvrable: the width of the separately mounted body is just 1.99 metres, making the largest member of the Mercedes-Benz minibus line-up likewise ideally suited to tight inner city areas. Moreover, it is also an ideal solution as a shuttle bus for airports or trade fairs, as well as for rural services,” a company statement reads.
The Sprinter City 77 is powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 120 kW (163 hp) and maximum torque of 360 Nm, mated to a fully automatic 5-speed transmission as standard.