The first Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 has been delivered to its customer on December 5, 2011, as the official Daimler website recently announced.
According to the German based automaker, the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 has a length of 8.7 meters and it’s the current top of the line city bus in the company’s minibus range. The new model has a passenger capacity of up to 40 and it’s closing the gap between the Sprinter City 65 and the Citaro K, which is 10.5 meters long. Mercedes-Benz says that the Sprinter City 77 is one meter longer than the Sprinter City 65, the length being added to the benefit of the passenger area. The new model has ten additional passenger spaces and a second wheelchair space.
The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 is painted in Arctic White and it’s powered by a four-cylinder CDI diesel engine which is developing a total output of 163 horsepower, being mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The Sprinter 77 is meeting the Euro V and EEV emission standards (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle).
The keys to the first delivery of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 77 have been handed over to Christian Winzenholer, the General Manager of the bus operator Winzenholer, by Roland Sabais, head of sales at Mercedes-Benz Buses and Coaches Western Region, Mark Freymuller, head of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Minibuses and Oliver Schlamp, sales department at Mercedes-Benz Buses.