We know that in June this year, the third generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will be available in dealerships in Europe. Finally, the automaker has shared real details on what we can expect from the new commercial van.
Aside from that, interested buyers in Germany can already place their orders on one of these for a base price of 19,990 euros before tax ($24,530 at current exchange rates). Deliveries for this electrified eSprinter are set to start in 2019.
Though the current version of the Sprinter is available in a rear wheel drive and an all wheel drive option, customers will now be offered in a front wheel drive version of the van.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is able to carry 110 pounds (50 kilograms) more than the rear drive Sprinter, and now has a 3.15 inch (80 millimeters) lower load lifting height too. For the now available front wheel drive version, customers could get this with either a nine speed automatic or a six speed manual.
Now, moving on to the van’s body styles, lengths, weight ratings, roof heights, and other equipment - customers are going to be able to choose from over 1,700 available configurations for the third generation Sprinter. The van’s maximum capacity could carry up to 600.3 cubic feet (17 cubic metres) of goods or a limit of 12,100 pounds (5.5 metric tonnes) of weight. As mentioned earlier, this van can be had in any configuration you could think of, including the following: a panel van, chassis cab, tourer, bus, pickup, or a traction cab.
At first glance, the Sprinter does not look very far from its predecessor. What we do notice is that the grille looks larger, while the headlights have been given a narrower design. As for storage, there isn’t much to do with the boxy rear section when it comes to maximizing storage space.
Inside the cabin, Mercedes ensures that users of this van will appreciate its efficiency as it comes with the right equipment. It has the MBUX infotainment system which we first saw on the A Class not that long ago. This system features Mercedes PRO connectivity that allows fleet managers to give assignments to vans. This also lets them monitor the vehicle’s fuel level, as well as their location.
The Sprinter will feature a reverse camera. Maneuvering becomes easier with a full 360 degree view system. Mercedes also said that the air conditioning system of the 2018 model has been improved. With all the things it can do, this might become Mercedes’ next best-selling model.