This in-house exhibition, which takes place every two years, is a centre of attraction for private bus and coach operators and local public transport specialists from all over Europe. On the weekends of 13-15 November and 21-22 November, around 6000 visitors from 18 countries visited the event, in spite of the increasingly difficult situation for businesses. Around 120 buses and coaches were sold on these two weekends. Among the coaches, the one enjoying the greatest demand was the high-end Mercedes-Benz Travego. The newly-released special model "Travego Safety Edition", in particular, aroused great interest.
Apart from the numerous vehicles on show and the interesting side-event programme, customers were also able to witness three German premieres: the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL hybrid, the economical Tourismo RH and the compact minibuses based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter equipped with new engines and transmissions. Also part of the programme: demonstration drives with the Citaro G BlueTec hybrid and the Mercedes-Benz Travego high-deck touring coach, which was recently crowned Coach of the Year 2010 by an international jury of experts.
A further attraction at the MOT was the "Chancellor Bus", standing in front of a picture of the Berlin Wall, as a symbol of German reunification 20 years ago. Next to the vehicle, a plasma screen displayed photographs and film footage of the two-plus-four talks, to which key politicians such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Gerhardt Schröder, Helmut Kohl and other heads of state travelled aboard this bus.