Heroes of everyday life.
Bus driver Uwe Beyer had hardly ever had such quiet passengers. 300 sandbags with a total weight of 3,000 kilograms, equivalent to a half-full bus with around 40 average passengers, joined the experienced instructor and his colleagues on the five-day record trip with the Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI.
The vehicle had to beat two Euro V versions of proven predecessor models on a challenging journey through city traffic in Hesse’s state capital, Wiesbaden. In the ultimate comparison test under realistic conditions, the target for the “Bus of the Year 2013” was clearly defined: a fuel-consumption reduction of at least 4 percent.