The Tourismo's distinctive design is timelessly elegant. Form and function work hand in hand and represent the basis for maximum efficiency. Thanks to the aerodynamics of the high-decker, which have been improved down to the last detail, the fuel consumption gratifyingly low. Even the flush-mounted driver windows and AquaBlade windscreen wipers are not only visual highlights with their dynamic design, they also minimise fuel consumption and driving noise.
Tourismo is equipped with future-oriented engines and an innovative cooling system. Highly-efficient and light-liquid retarder brake uses engine coolant as both coolant and brake fluid. Thanks to this, there is no need for an oil/water heat exchanger or for brake retarder fluid to be changed. This means weight is reduced, leading to increased effective power output over long braking distances. As such, due to the maintenance-free brake retarder, not only does road safety increase, but maintenance costs also drop.
The anti-lock brakes system (ABS), which is now present on all buses, was first implemented on Mercedes-Benz buses.
All applicable systems of passive and active vehicle safety are involved in the Tourismo: Traffic safety, instant response to dangerous situations, passenger protection in case of an accident, and measures to minimise the consequences of accidents.
When travelling by Tourismo bus, passengers enjoy excellent levels of comfort. The passenger compartment of the bus is equipped to the highest standards. Thanks to the 2.01 m ceiling height, even the tallest clients feel comfortable in their seats. Travel Star seats regulated from the aisle side and manufactured especially for installation on tourist buses help customers to relax even for long-distance trips. Optionally, it is possible to install child seats with three-point seatbelts for long-distance routes.
To make journeys as comfortable as possible for passengers, there are foot rests, tray tables, luggage storage and even modern overhead electronic panels which passenger can use to adjust personal lighting and climate control. And when it gets dark outside, sophisticated lighting in the passenger compartment creates a relaxed atmosphere.