The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
The Electronic Stability Program ESP® is an active system which improves handling safety and stability. It contributes significantly to reducing the risk of skidding when negotiating turns or making evasive manoeuvres. It does this in critical handling situations through targeted braking interventions at each individual wheel, for instance if the bus is moving at critical limits in a curve. At the same time the engine output is reduced, with the effect that precisely regulated braking interventions prevent the bus from skidding, as far as this is physically possible.
Continuous braking limiter (DBL)
The continuous braking limiter (DBL) is a safety system which makes it impossible to improperly disengage the drive system by stepping on the clutch, for example when driving downhill. The continuous braking limiter constantly monitors the legal speed limit of the vehicle. If the vehicle exceeds this limit, such as when driving downhill, the continuous braking limiter communicates with the other safety systems. First the fuel injection to the engine is interrupted, and if further action is required, the retarder, the wear-free auxiliary brake, is activated. This improves safety on sections of road with steep downhill gradients and makes it impossible to accidentally exceed the speed limit in cases when this could otherwise rapidly occur.
It offers your passengers a high level of comfort for mile after mile. Moreover, the new, ergonomically optimised cockpit is designed with the needs of your drivers and tour guides firmly in mind. Put simply, everyone will enjoy the ride in the Tourismo.
All switches and controls are ergonomically arranged and easy to reach. The coloured, easily legible display provides all important at a glance and supports the driver if desired with further details such as tour data or fuel consumption. This means that he can control everything with ease and dedicate his complete concentration to the traffic. As you can see, with the Tourismo, you’re driving on the safe side.
Strict quality controls.
You can also count on the Tourismo's high standard of quality, founded on reliable components, highly sophisticated production techniques and strict quality controls. By way of example, the bodyshell of the Tourismo undergoes a cathodic dip painting process to ensure outstandingly effective protection against corrosion. In addition, hallmark Mercedes quality makes for outstanding availability and longevity. Plus the Tourismo is designed to be extremely easy to maintain and repair in order to minimise downtime.
With the Tourismo, every side is a strong side. Typically Mercedes-Benz.
Dynamic, right down to the last detail.
The Tourismo also cuts a good figure in profile. The combination of harmoniously proportioned surfaces and dynamically curving lines is extremely appealing. If you wish, you can have it personalised with a lateral design panel for the roof air conditioner, aluminium hub caps or an illuminated brand logo in the entrance.