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Safety

For the safest possible ride
through the urban jungle.

Like every Mercedes-Benz model, the Citan features advanced, extensive safety equipment. Equipped as standard with the ADAPTIVE ESP® Electronic Stability Programme, Brake Assist and anti-lock braking system (ABS), it will win you over with short brake distances and good response in the wet.
Anti-lock braking system: helps you stay maintain steering control.

Anti-lock braking system: helps you stay maintain steering control.

No matter where you are and what cargo you’re transporting – if things get critical, fractions of a second can often make a difference. As can every move.

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents the wheels from locking up while braking. To achieve this feat, sensors permanently monitor the rotation speed of each wheel. Before a wheel is on the verge of locking up, the braking pressure is lowered. When the risk of locking has been averted, the pressure is increased again.

ADAPTIVE ESP<sup>®</sup>: precise braking in dangerous situations.

ADAPTIVE ESP®: precise braking in dangerous situations.

ADAPTIVE ESP® is an innovative handling dynamics control system, which also takes the vehicle load into account. The Electronic Stability Programme supports you in critical driving conditions by improving the vehicle’s directional stability. It actively intervenes in certain dangerous driving situations – such as impending risk of skidding – by applying a specific braking force to individual wheels and adjusting the engine power output.

As well as aiding directional stability, ADAPTIVE ESP® combines the functions of the anti-lock braking system (ABS), acceleration skid control (ASR), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BAS) and the optional Start-Off Assist system (AAS). What’s more, the latest version of ESP® includes applying the brake pads in hazardous situations and drying the brake discs in wet conditions.

Better visibility and vision: daytime running lamps and front fog lamps.

The Citan is fitted with automatic daytime running lamps as standard. As soon as the engine is turned on, they switch on automatically. This makes your vehicle more visible to other road users.

The optional halogen front fog lamps give the driver better vision in fog or under dusty conditions.

Better visibility and vision: daytime running lamps and front fog lamps.
Safer braking in an emergency: automatic actuation of hazard warning lights.

Safer braking in an emergency: automatic actuation of hazard warning lights.

As standard, the Citan is equipped with an automatic hazard warning function which increases active safety in dangerous situations. If the driver initiates hard braking, the vehicle’s hazard warning lights switch on automatically.

Careful parking in tight places: acoustic reversing aid with distance ranging.

The optionally available acoustic reversing aid with distance ranging enables precision manoeuvring, makes parking easier and helps to prevent damage to vehicles. The system, which works on the principle of echo sounding, warns the driver automatically if it senses that the gap behind the vehicle is becoming too tight. The warning takes the form of an audible signal which increases in intensity as the clearance becomes smaller.

Careful parking in tight places: acoustic reversing aid with distance ranging.
Keep everything secure – and everyone safer.

Keep everything secure – and everyone safer.

Along with plenty of space for tools and materials, the Citan Panel van also offers safety and flexibility when it comes to the payload. The cargo can be secured by tensioning straps attached to tie-down rings fitted as standard on the load compartment floor. Options to secure cargo further include fixed securing rings or securing rings which can be positioned at will along side-wall rails.

Secure cargo is essential for vehicle stability.

Optional plastic flooring and partial panelling help prevent damage to the body. Wooden side panelling is optionally available to protect the metal surfaces and improve sound and heat insulation –ensuring that delicate goods arrive in the best possible shape.

More safety on the road: standard airbags plus additional options.

In challenging driving conditions, you can never have too much safety. So the Citan Crewbus comes with a driver airbag and a front-passenger airbag as standard. In addition, two thorax bags and a window bag are available as standard for Crewbuses with passenger-car registration.

Safety essentials: three-point seat belts plus reminder function.

Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters – fitted as standard – ensure very good restraint in the event of an accident. The seat belt warning function reminds the driver both acoustically and visually of how important it is to fasten seat belts.

Caution: Airbags require occupants to always belt up – they only offer full protection to passengers who are wearing their seat belts properly.

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