The new Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Premium motorcoach will premiere at the upcoming CD/NLA Show this March 27-30 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Mercedes-Benz describes the vehicle as a luxury motorcoach for the first-class segment that has been specifically designed for the North American market. You can read more about the Tourrider product line here.
The company says that the 45-foot three-axle vehicle with a chrome-plated central star sets new standards for design, comfort, technology, and individuality in the US and Canada. Especially important today, its aerodynamic shape has been optimized for low fuel consumption.
The Tourrider Premium is available with a panoramic TopSky glass roof and ambient lighting for night trips. LED strips along the luggage racks and underneath the windowsills create a comfortable atmosphere and offer greater safety for passengers. The spacious interior is also more than 2 inches higher in the Premium version than in the Tourrider Business. Both versions offer an option for up to two wheelchair space and a lift.
For safety, the Tourrider is among the first motorcoaches to be equipped with the standard Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) system with pedestrian detection and will brake automatically to a full stop if stationary or moving obstacles, including people, are detected. A radar-assisted adaptive cruise control system also maintains a safe distance at cruise speed.
The optional Attention Assist (ATAS) keeps an eye on the driver at all times. It provides a visual and audible warning if it detects typical signs of fatigue or inattentiveness. As another safety feature, the lane departure warning system, a camera system behind the windshield, detects if the vehicle unintentionally strays from the marked lane and alerts the driver.
Passive safety was also a design focus. The Front Collision Guard offers unique protection for drivers and tour escorts. The system consists of a cross-profile that serves as an underride guard in the event of an accident. The structure behind it consists of crash elements that will absorb energy in a targeted way in the event of an impact. The Mercedes-Benz Tourrider is also equipped with integrated energy absorbing bumpers in the front and the rear of the vehicle.
From the Daimler Truck global engine family, the Mercedes-Benz OM 471 in-line six-cylinder engine delivers 450 hp and achieves a maximum torque of 1,550 ft lb (2,102 Nm). The Allison WTB 500R torque converter automatic transmission, which has proven itself in North America over many years, is responsible for power transmission.
When it’s time for service, Daimler Coaches North America has a comprehensive service network across the US and Canada. In alignment with Daimler Truck North America’s service and parts distribution networks, operators can rely on more than 700 Detroit Diesel service locations and 18 full coach service centers.
You can see the new Tourride in person on the show floor at the CD/NLA Show in Vegas. Be sure to stop by the Daimler/Mercedes-Benz booth #280 to get a look.
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