In partnership with: Mercedes-Benz Tourismo
ENGINE Six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz POWER Varies according to model
EMISSIONS Euro 6 GEARBOX Automatic TYRES 295/80 R22.5
A variety of interior trim levels are
available on the Mercedes-Benz
The existing Tourismo M is joined
by the 13.9m Tourismo L, complete
with a new, 456bhp engine option
REVISED TOURISMO TAKES
CENTRE STAGE WITH RANGE
One of the most-anticipated launches is the new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo.
Daimler has made huge claims, what is it like on the road?
The Tourismo has a long history, and true
to Daimler’s ‘don’t fix what’s not broken’
strategy, the newcomer is a development
of its predecessor.
Most obviously, it has received a facelift.
But more signifi cant is what’s happened
Besides the addition of a 7.7-litre OM 936
engine option for two-axle coaches, the
driveline overall has undergone many
changes to improve effi ciency.
To the established 12.3m two-axle and the
13.1m three-axle M, EvoBus (UK) has added
the 13.1m two-axle M/2 and the 13.9m L.
Generating much interest is the M/2,
seating up to 59, or 57 with a toilet.
Internally, the M/2 comes with the
refi nements seen on the rest of the Tourismo
range. Noise levels have been reduced,
and both the driver and passengers enjoy
a serene ride.
USB charging points are available in a
variety of positions including in the sidewalls,
seat backs, or the lower middle
of each seat pair.
Forward vision throughout the coach
is excellent and passengers at the extreme
rear will fi nd no pillar intrusion.
Drivers will also notice the
Tourismo’s manners when pushed through
bends. It holds the road well, and in contrast
to some other coaches, there is a complete
lack of audible tyre scrub when cornering
A huge investment has gone into the
Tourismo, and it is a true Mercedes-Benz,
in appearance and application; perhaps for
the fi rst time, there are clear similarities
between a touring coach and a luxury car.
It is diffi cult to fault the new Tourismo.
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18 / ROUTEONE.NET 25 JULY 2018