Mercedes-Benz Tourismo: 20 Tourismo touring coaches for luxury tour operator RafTrans

Mercedes-Benz Tourismo: 20 Tourismo touring coaches for luxury tour operator RafTrans
March 2014
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On 28 February 2014, one of Poland's largest high-end tour operators, RafTrans Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw, took delivery of the last eight Mercedes-Benz Tourismo models featuring Euro VI engines which form part of a comprehensive order totalling some 20 vehicles. Tomasz Talarek, the brand spokesperson for the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit in Poland, was on hand to present the symbolic key for the new fleet to Rafał Jańczuk, Owner of RafTrans Sp. z o.o.
The vehicles are driven by the OM 470 Euro VI BlueEfficiency Power engine rated at 290 kW. Gear changes, meanwhile, are taken care of by the power-assisted 6-speed GO 210 transmission from Mercedes-Benz. Safety equipment includes a number of systems which are already available as standard on the Tourismo, such as ESP (Electronic Stability Program), BA (electronic Brake Assist), DBL (Continuous Braking Limiter) and ASR (acceleration skid control). As an additional safety feature, the company also opted for Litronic headlamps for the vehicles.
The luxury tour operator has also fitted out the 20 Tourismo models appropriately for the high-end tour sector. In the interior, passengers can expect to be greeted by Travel Star seats, which are adjustable on the aisle side and have been developed specifically for touring coach operation, and also include 2-point seat belts, luggage nets and aisle-side hinged armrests. The already comfortable Tourismo seating has been additionally upgraded with Luxline upholstery. A galley, toilet, audio/video system, high-performance air conditioning system and also tinted windows throughout round off the comfort appointments available on board the vehicles. One special highlight for passengers is the availability of a fast internet connection, which they can use free of charge via the on-board wi-fi network.
The core business of tour operator RafTrans includes high-end coach travel. With around 200 employees and a fleet of 100 vehicles made up primarily of Merceds-Benz models, the company operates commercial tours as well as a VIP shuttle service and classic long-distance routes.

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