Mercedes-Benz Citan — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Mercedes-Benz Citan is a van or light commercial vehicle manufactured by the German marque Mercedes-Benz. It replaces the Mercedes Vaneo and is produced on the Renault Kangoo platform, thanks to agreements between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. It is produced in Maubeuge, France, at the facilities of MCA, a Renault subsidiary that produces the Kangoo. This case is similar to that of PSA and its subsidiary Sevel, which is responsible for their van manufacturing.

The Citan, like the Kangoo, is a versatile vehicle, designed to be both a light commercial vehicle (Panel Van and Dualiner) and a passenger vehicle (Traveliner). It has been in production since 2012, and although Mercedes-Benz had lost interest in small commercial vehicles, the rise of the van sector in Europe encouraged Daimler to regain market share with the help of the Renault group.

The Mercedes Citan commercial van is available in 4 sizes, just like the Renault Kangoo. The shortest single cab version is equivalent to the Kangoo II Express. The same version is also available in double cab. On the other hand, there is the long single cab version and finally, the very long or extended version, which is double cab.

So far there is only one generation of this MPV, but the second generation of the Citan is expected to arrive in 2022, coinciding with the launch of the third-generation Renault Kangoo. In this generation, there will be versions with an electric motor, as well as a variant of the van called the Mercedes-Benz T-Class, which would have family use.

The Mercedes-Benz Citan’s competitors would be other small vans such as the Citröen Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter and the Volkswagen Caddy.

Mercedes-Benz Citan. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Mercedes Citan models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Mercedes-Benz Citan models.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Mercedes-Benz Citan – First Generation (Type 415) (2012)

Van / Panel Van (W145)

Diesel Engines

  • OM608.915 108 CDI (415.603) 80 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 108 CDI (415.601, 415.603) 75 CV (2012)
  • OM608.915 109 CDI (415.603, 415.605) 95 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 109 CDI (415.601, 415.603, 415.605) 90 CV (2012)
  • OM608.915 111 CDI (415.603, 415.605) 116 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 111 CDI (415.603, 415.605) 110 CV (2013)

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

  • M200.711 112 (415.603) 114 CV (2013)

Tourer / Family Van (Traveliner)

Diesel Engines

  • OM608.915 108 CDI (415.703) 80 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 108 CDI (415.703) 75 CV (2012)
  • OM608.915 109 CDI (415.703) 95 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 109 CDI (415.703) 90 CV (2012)
  • OM608.915 111 CDI (415.703) 116 CV (2019)
  • OM607.951 111 CDI (415.703) 110 CV (2013)

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

  • M200.711 112 (415.703) 114 CV (2013)


Diesel Engines

  • OM607.951 109 CDI 90 CV (2012)
  • OM607.951 111 CDI (415.601, 415.603, 415.605) 110 CV (2013)

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

There are no petrol-engined versions of the Mercedes Citan Dualiner Gen 1.

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