Berlin mini launch

Mercedes-Benz has delivered 27 Sprinter City 35 minibuses for use on lightly-loaded services in Berlin. They are being operated by taxi companies. Bernd Dörendahl, chairman of the Berlin taxi drivers’ guild, says: “Our principal role is to provide connections for people using public transport routes, bringing them home at night from underground or suburban rail stations.”

The routes on which the Sprinter City minibuses are being used were previously operated by taxi vans, but with increasing passenger numbers it was decided to introduce the bigger van-based low-floor Sprinters, with 12 seats and room for 10 standing passengers.