Flexibility and functionality were the key requirements specified by the German federal police to the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach Unit of EvoBus GmbH and the ServiceCenter for special construction. The Tourismo offers the best and most economical prerequisites for implementing various vehicle variants or vehicle lengths without changing the vehicle concept. It has been developed according to a modular system, which guarantees optimum flexibility and functionality for satisfying customers‘ wishes at any time.
The 33 Tourismo buses have been stationed throughout Germany as “heavy team transport vehicles“ to be available for the diverse responsibilities of the federal police. For example, the buses are used during large events such as national football league games, demonstrations or in the event of disaster to quickly transport a large number of police forces. To make the wait time for these events as pleasant as possible, the 32 kW air conditioning system has controls separate from those for the driver’s seat. Together with convector heating on the sidewalls, the climate control provides a consistently pleasant temperature on board.
"We are pleased to supply the federal police with these new team buses," said Director Karl-Heinz Maier, head of police technology and material management in the executive board of the German federal police in Potsdam. He came to Mannheim to accept delivery of the buses on behalf of the federal police. "These buses guarantee that the police officers will be travelling safely, comfortably and in an environmentally friendly manner to their deployments.“ The vehicle of choice is the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo. With ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), ASR (acceleration skid control) and BA (Brake Assist) Tourismo sets high standards for safety in its class.