You’ve come here looking for the Mercedes-Benz Citan dimensions so we’re guessing you need to know the Citan’s height, width or length. This helpful size guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Mercedes Citan and its dimensions.
The Mercedes Citan is a compact city van that shares its platform with the Renault Kangoo. There have been two generations of the Citan and both are based on the Kangoo. This guide covers the dimensions of the newer second generation van launched in the UK in 2023.
Scroll down to the heading that interests you the most, we’re not only covering the Mercedes-Benz Citan’s dimensions but also the various sizes available in the range.
That won’t take long though. The Mercedes Citan range is very straightforward and with not a lot of choice. The Citan is available as a panel van or a crew van (the one with a second row of seats) and there’s even a more luxurious passenger version called the Mercedes-Benz T-Class.
First, we’ll focus on the body size and load dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz Citan van. The Citan is available in two body lengths and just one roof height. The normal sized Citan van is the standard wheelbase L1 model but there’s also a long wheelbase van an L2.
Take a look at the dimensions drawings below to see the heights and lengths of the van as well as other Mercedes-Benz Citan load dimensions.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan’s overall height is 1832mm. That’s for an unladen vehicle on standard tyres. As there is no H2 (high roof) option for the Citan that’s the only height you need worry about.
As always if you have to negotiate a height restricted area you need to be aware of the signage and know your van’s height. Although most carparks are at least 2m high in the UK the Citan would not fit under a 1.8m restriction. These often occur within areas of underground carparks. So while you might get through the initial height restriction, as you go down through the levels there may well be warnings of lower heights. Always consider if you trust that the signage. The height of your Citan could also vary based on the load you are carrying and the tyres you have. Don’t forget about roofracks either. Height restrictions were probably correct when they were first put up, but what if the road has been newly resurfaced. Always stop and think.
The Mercedes-Benz loadspace loading height is 589mm. The Mercedes-Benz Citan’s ground clearance is 176mm.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan’s internal loadspace and cargo area maximum height is 1256mm. That’s the measurement from floor to ceiling of the standard van. The rear loadspace is pretty much this height all the way across the van, but there’s a slight curve to the roof, so the edges are fractionally less.
The Mercedez-Benz Citan width is 1859mm at its widest point and including the mirrors it’s 2159mm. It’s nice and simple, and that easy.
If you need to know it, and we can’t really think why you might (?) The front track width of the Citan (that’s the internal distance between the front wheels) is 1585mm. Likewise, the rear track width is 1606mm. Having said that, for the rear it will have an impact on the loadspace, which leads us to…
The Mercedes-Benz Citan’s internal width of the cargo area is 1524mm at its widest point. This is the maximum width of the cargo space and is a the point between the sliding door(s). The usable space between the wheelarches is slightly less. Here the Mercedes Citan has a maximum width between the wheel arches of 1248mm.
There are two sizes to the Mercedes-Benz Citan van with a standard size model and long wheelbase (LWB) version. The standard Citan van has a total length of 4,498mm. That’s roughly the size of a mid-size SUV. It’s built on a wheelbase measuring 2716mm – that’s important to know when it comes to the larger Citan L2 or LWB van.
The Citan has a rear overhang of 810mm – that’s the distance from the centre of the rear axle to the rear of the van. The Citan’s front overhang is 972mm – that’s from the front axle to the very tip of its nose.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan is just under 4.5m long with a useable maximum loadspace / cargo length of just over 1.8m
The second generation Mercedes-Benz Citan has a considerably bigger loadspace than the first generation model. That’s because it got wider thanks to a new Renault Kangoo platform.
But, it also got slightly shorter in the rear loadspace to give more passenger space in the front.
The Mercedes Citan does have a loadspace of length of up to 1806mm which is amongst the larger sizes for compact vans.