Stuttgart / Mannheim – Kamp Reisen GmbH & Co.KG from Ludwigshafen am Rhein have ordered a minibus fleet all at once. Of the total of eight Sprinter Transfer 45s, on 31 July seven vehicles were handed over to company founder Manfred Wilhelm Kamp and Michael Bauer, Managing Director of Kamp Reisen GmbH & Co.KG; the eighth vehicle will be delivered at the start of August. Robert Wilhelm, Head of Sales, Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit South West Region, handed over the Sprinter fleet at the omnibus new vehicle centre in Mannheim.
The Sprinter Transfer 45 is of interest to transport operators particularly for its economy and its exemplary safety concept. The minibus made in Dortmund is equipped with three-point seat belts for the passenger seats, cornering light, adaptive brake light, Lane Keeping and Move Off Assist as well as the ADAPTIVE ESP® stability programme, amongst others. Targeted management of the brakes and engine enables ADAPTIVE ESP® to increase the vehicle's handling stability in critical conditions, in particular when cornering at speed or taking abrupt evasive action. The safety system also takes into account the vehicle load of the vehicle – which is important when operating bus services. The ESP sensor system uses the latest vehicle load to determine the load and weight of the vehicle's centre of gravity, which enables it to individually dispense the stabilising engagements accordingly.
The adaptive ESP also supports trailer towing: if the trailer begins to oscillate, it acts accordingly and helps the driver to stabilise their minibus/trailer combination.
Furthermore, all vehicles are equipped with cruise control as well as two separately controlled air conditioning systems for the passengers and driver each with 7 kW. The heating is ensured via a convector heater.