Mercedes-Benz upgrades EQT and eCitan Tourer with seven seats

Mercedes has completed its EQT and (e)Citan model range with a long-wheelbase version of the electric versions of its compact van, while the Citan gets a new ‘Mixto’ variant. All Citan and EQT models also bring more safety systems as standard, following the EU regulations.

Thanks to an additional 38 centimeters in the wheelbase, the Mercedes-Benz EQT and eCitan compact electric passenger vans are now available with seven seats. These two extra seats are optional and can be removed to increase the cargo space. Up to six child seats can be fitted, while the maximum cargo space increases to 3,660 liters.

The new long-wheelbase variant of the Mercedes EQT and eCitan creates space for two additional third-row seats /Mercedes-Benz Vans

It has the same powertrain, limited range

The powertrain of the long-wheelbase EQT and eCitan stays the same: a 90 kW and 245 Nm electric motor powers the front wheels, supplied by a 45 kWh (usable) battery, just like in the Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric. This gives a WLTP range of around 265 km. Charging is up to 22 kW (11 kW as standard) at an AC charger or 80 kW at a DC fast charger.

Citan Mixto with flexible rear seat

But the long-awaited LWB version is not the only news in the Citan family. A new Mixto variant for the Citan adds a flexible rear seat option called ‘Fold & Load.’ The bench seat, which fits three people, can be tilted upright into a flexible partition, which means you can choose between passengers and cargo.

The Mercedes (e)Citan Mixto is both a double-cab van and a cargo van thanks to a flexible rear bench seat, which folds into a partition if needed /Mercedes-Benz Vans

Better equipped

Furthermore, Mercedes’ small vans get a model year update, adding more standard equipment and making the Citan, T-Class, and EQT align with the EU safety regulations. There’s an updated 9.5-inch MBUX multimedia system and a new steering wheel with touch control, while cruise control and a rear-view camera are now standard equipment.

Regarding safety systems, driver attention warnings (Attention Assist), Active Lane-Keeping Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, and Active Brake Assist have become standard equipment.

The Mercedes EQT with a long wheelbase (L2) is now available to order for €51,350, including VAT in Belgium, which is about €2,250 more expensive than the L1 version.

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