Mercedes Citan gets new six-speed auto

Mercedes Citan van and 5-seat Tourer models with the 112 petrol engine to be offered with a dual-clutch transmission

The Mercedes Citan van is set to get an update in June with the addition of a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission as an option.

The dual-clutch box should make light work of town driving, which is where these smaller vans tend to spend a lot of their time. Mercedes says it combines the comfort of an automatic with the driving dynamics of a manual.

Best panel vans

The new gearbox, named 6G-DCT is only available with the 112 petrol engine in either panel van or Tourer people-carrier form. The 112 is a 1.2-litre petrol unit with 114bhp, and features only on long-wheelbase models.

When fitted with the new dual-clutch gearbox, the new Citan is able to achieve 44.1mpg combined, with CO2 emissions of 144g/km – which compares pretty favourably with its rivals.

Best small vans to buy now

The Mercedes Citan 112 fitted with the new optional DCT will cost from £15,820 (excluding VAT) for the long-wheelbase van version, or £17,900 for the Tourer people-carrier. That’s about £1,500 over the standard manual model.

The new optional automatic transmission will be available on the Mercedes Citan from June 2016.

Would you prefer an automatic or a manual gearbox on your compact van? Let us know in the comments below...

Recommended

Cheapest vans on sale 2020
Vans

Cheapest vans on sale 2020

Businesses need vans to do the job without costing an arm or a leg. The UK’s cheapest vans should fulfil both criteria...
25 Sep 2020
Long wheelbase vans: payloads, licences and how to choose one
Vans

Long wheelbase vans: payloads, licences and how to choose one

If you want to carry a lot of cargo in your van, a long wheelbase model could be just the ticket, we explain all...
22 Sep 2020
Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X: long-term test review
Long-term tests

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian X: long-term test review

Third report: Does our Mitsubishi L200 pick-up live up to its predecessors?
10 Sep 2020
New Volkswagen Caddy California officially unveiled
Vans

New Volkswagen Caddy California officially unveiled

Volkswagen has launched the dinky Caddy California campervan – and it’s loaded with clever space-saving technology
4 Sep 2020

Most Popular

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp
BMW 3 Series M3 Coupe

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp

The new sixth-generation BMW M3 Competition saloon gets a 503bhp straight-six engine and four-wheel-drive
22 Sep 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV revealed with up to 323 miles of range
Volkswagen ID.4

New 2020 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV revealed with up to 323 miles of range

The new Tiguan-sized Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV becomes VW’s second ID. model, rivalling the Tesla Model Y
23 Sep 2020
New Range Rover Velar PHEV launched with 33-mile electric range
Land Rover Range Rover Velar

New Range Rover Velar PHEV launched with 33-mile electric range

Land Rover has given the Range Rover Velar an update, with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and an improved infotainment system
23 Sep 2020