Orion: style on the road
Orion: style on the road

Orion: style on the road

The new Orion joins the Due Posti models in Pilato’s Mercedes-Benz family. New iconic styling, with more dynamic lines and exclusive design solutions. The sides now feature new distinctive elements.

The original inverted-arc lower profile of the large side windows rests visually on the deliberately emphasised wheelarch, giving the side its unique, distinctive character.


A superb access

The new descending curve of the roof, which extends from the windscreen to meet the sharply inclined rear window, gives sleekness and compactness to the volumes, and it creates a large loading bay which benefits from the superb access provided by the large glazed tailgate, in the best Pilato tradition.

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A large storage compartment

The funeral compartment on the Orion also benefits from all the novelties introduced on the Polaris, with a few specific features that differentiate the model from its larger ‘sister’. Starting from the E class 211 model, we were the first to equip our two-seater models with rear side doors of our own design that give access to a large area located behind the front seats where funeral tools can be conveniently loaded and stored.

This storage compartment* on the Orion has an innovative partition that is equipped with oddment pockets and a spacious sliding drawer**.

*Standard on all Orion models
** Option

Green generation of Pilato Hybrid Plug-In hearses


The new generation of Mercedes-Benz E-Class Restyling hearses can now rely on the advanced EQ Power plug-in hybrid technology. This is an extraordinary achievement that will allow the funeral industry to benefit from all the advantages of electric drive.
The ideal opportunity for those who need to travel for short distances, within cemeteries and to access ZTL (restricted access) areas, with the advantage of vignette exemption during the first years from registration (three or five depending on the specific region).

The plug-in hybrid range combines two different power units: the combustion engine and the electric motor. The two forms of traction work together in an extremely efficient manner, doubling the driving comfort: electric power for zero-emission travel on urban routes and during parades, internal combustion power for long-distance travel.

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Green generation of Pilato Hybrid Plug-In hearses

Here's how the plug-in hybrid on the new E-Class works in simple terms. A high-voltage lithium-ion battery is used to store electrical energy, which can be recharged by means of an external power source, including a domestic socket. Thanks to the regenerative braking system, kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy in order to partially recover braking energy when no power is applied and the vehicle is rolling. The electric motor can be used both as a motor and as a generator. In the first case, it is used for traction and in the second, the electrical energy is recovered and used to recharge the battery while rolling and braking.

The new hybrid plug-in engines are ready to support your business, offering both economic and sustainability benefits. Thanks to Pilato's range of incentives, our professionals will support you in choosing the most suitable hearse for your operational needs.

You can choose between the following engines:
E300de diesel/electric hybrid - 4-cylinder in-line diesel engine, 1,950 cm³ displacement, 143 kW (194 hp), 90 kW (122 hp) electric motor, 225 kW (306 hp) system output 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission

E300e petrol/electric hybrid - 4-cylinder in-line petrol engine, 1,991 cm³ displacement, 155 kW (211 hp), 90 kW (122 hp) electric motor, 235 kW (320 hp) system output 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission


Technical data

Person Person  2 of seats   Coffin  1 coffin  

Passenger compartment seating 2 (including the driver), coffin compartment equipped to carry 1 casket.

Technical data

Major features

  • EXCLUSIVE exterior line with three-bar front grille, radiator with three-dimensional chrome frame, aluminium window frames and chrome trims on the front bumper.
  • High Performance LED headlights incorporating daytime running lights and foglight function.
  • 18” alloy rims.
  • Electrically heated and adjusted door mirrors.
  • AVANTGARDE interior range with ARTICO leathercloth and black Norwich fabric seats, decorative aluminium trims.
  • Three-spoke multifunction nappa leather steering wheel.
  • Thermomatic climate control.
  • Audio 20 USB with multimedia system and Bluetooth interface.
  • Rear camera activated automatically when reverse is engaged.
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