The trains will be assembled at Alstom's Salzgitter plant and will be introduced on Koblenz – Bingen – Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt – Bad Kreuznach – Saarbrücken services from December 2014.

The 140km/h dmus will operate a total of 6.7 million train-km per year. The order comprises two/car trains, which seat 270 passengers, and two-car sets seating 160.