MERCEDES-Benz Citan gets 6-speed dual-clutch auto in the latest upgrade available. It combines the comfort and ease of a six-speed automatic transmission with the driving dynamics of a manual gearbox.
From June 2016, selected Mercedes-Benz Citan 112 variants will be available to order with the new 6G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Both Citan panel van and Tourer models with the 112 petrol engine can benefit from the new transmission with its lightweight design.
As Citan gets 6-speed dual-clutch auto, the six-speed dual-clutch transmission consists of two sub-transmissions, each with its own clutch. As one transmits drive to the wheels, the other has pre-selected the next gear. This allows for near seamless gear changes without loss of tractive power, high levels of driving comfort and convenience.
Priced from £15,820 excluding VAT for the 112 panel van long 6G-DCT, and £17,900 for the Tourer long variant, Citan is now more versatile than ever. The auto box carries a £1,470 premium over the 6-speed manual version.
Both panel van and Tourer Citan autos offer around 44.1mpg combined economy, about 2mpg less than the manual.