• Customised Catering: Trautwein and the Mercedes-Benz Citan.

Maximillian Trautwein is sitting in his Mercedes-Benz Citan

The Citan 108 Panel Van is agile and spacious.

The narrow and winding lanes of Esslingen’s historical centre. Being in the Webergasse is like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages. The tall, half-timbered buildings built from the 14th century onward shape the street’s historical atmosphere, making it the perfect place for a trendy event location. Trautwein Catering is currently making a delivery. The thermal boxes contain a sophisticated four-course menu. The caterer’s vehicle arrived right on time: a Mercedes-Benz Citan 108 Panel Van. Agile enough for the narrow historical streets and yet spacious enough to transport all of the food for the guests in one delivery. The boxes are quickly and easily unloaded via the rear and side doors.

Citan 108 CDI:
Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 5,0–4,3 l/100 km;
CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 119–112 g/km.*

The all-rounder on the road: the Mercedes-Benz Citan.

“The Citan is the perfect small van. The size is ideal for quick jobs and smaller deliveries wherever the roads are too narrow for our large vans”, says the company owner, Ferdinand Trautwein. The Mercedes-Benz Citan is the jack of all trades among city delivery vehicles. Its broad range of models includes three lengths, Panel Van, Mixto and Kombi versions along with four engine variants. The Adaptive ESP fitted on all models as a standard feature also makes the Citan especially safe. In addition, the Citan stands out with its cargo area of up to 3.8 m³ and a maximum payload of 735 kg.

A black Mercedes-Benz Citan from Trautwein Catering winds its way through the narrow Webergasse in Esslingen.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter secures the refrigeration chain.

The challenge: produce high quality cuisine and deliver it fresh to its destination in the shortest time possible. The company owner, Ferdinand Trautwein, handles the main course personally. Today he is filleting beef. Customised catering demands perfect coordination. The schedules are tight and the quality standards exceptionally high.

When delivering the cuisine, Trautwein relies on the Citan 108 together with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 312 and 515. To safeguard the quality, the Sprinter 312 is equipped with a refrigerated body that maintains the refrigeration chain for cooled foods. The Sprinter 515 in the company’s fleet also feature a refrigerated body.

The Citan from Mercedes-Benz is precisely the right van for a caterer like Trautwein.

The right vehicle thanks to Mercedes-Benz VanSolution.

Whether butcher, baker or party service and whether delivering flowers, food, medications or fruit and vegetables, the Sprinter with a refrigerated body can handle a vast range of jobs. With the VanSolution programme, Mercedes-Benz Vans offers customers the perfect vehicle for every need. The solution is distinguished by one contact person, no additional waiting times between order and delivery and just one single approval and configuration process. Mercedes-Benz Vans only works with carefully selected and leading partners in their sectors as part of VanSolution for example with Kerstner, Kiesling and Winter.

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

Product may vary after press date on 18.05.2018.

* Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und zu den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH ( unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.