First Drives Years

First unveiled at the Ladson Plant in Charleston, South Carolina on September 5th of this year, the third generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter makes its mark in the Van segment once again. 

"More than 3.4 million units delivered in 130 countries is a proud record for the first two generations of the Sprinter. This unequivocally confirms that the Sprinter is a global player, and must cover an unbelievable bandwidth of country and industry-specific requirements. This is why we have therefore expanded the already broad Sprinter portfolio even further. We are able to service specific market segments even better with a multitude of new product features. In combination with its connectivity, the new Sprinter opens up more possibilities in efficiency and process optimization than any previous model from Mercedes-Benz Vans” said Dr. Ulf Zillig, Sprinter project manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans.

To be first available in the U.S, the Sprinter has an all-new connectivity package; the Mercedes PRO connect service which promises greater efficiency in fleet management. The web-based service for fleet customers connects fleet managers with all the vehicles and drivers via the vehicle management tool. This enables assignments to be managed online and vehicle information such as location, fuel level or maintenance intervals to be retrieved in real time.

The connectivity solutions of Mercedes PRO connect looks to improve financial controlling as well as lower operating costs while optimizing fleet utilization. The first services will be in the U.S in the fourth quarter of 2018. The technology is planned to launch in Canada in 2020, and all MY2019 Sprinters can be retrofitted with the PRO connect once launched in the Canadian market. 

For both U.S and Canada, the new Sprinter offers fleets up to 1,700 variants based on four models: the cargo van, the crew van, the passenger van and the cab chassis. It comes available in rear and all wheel drive options with a 4-cylinder 2.0L Gasoline Engine with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, or a 6-cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The design and stowage concept in the cockpit can be tailored for the ideal fit for purpose. The load area is available in metal panelling, lightweight plastic flooring or heavy-duty wood flooring.

The Sprinter has been ergonomically optimized to make driving more comfortable. These changes include ergonomically shaped seats, keyless start, improved A/C and plenty of stowage. The versatility of the load compartment is made possible with the loadable wheel arches and fully usable load compartment heights. With a capacity of 533 cu. ft, the Sprinter is in the top rank in the large van segment.  

The Van’s seating portfolio ranges from two individual seats in the cab to up to 15 seats for 14 passengers plus the driver. It comes with USB charging sockets and wireless charging for smartphones in every rear seat row.

 

Mercedes-Benz Vans prioritized the Sprinter’s safety features, equipping it with assistance and control systems like the reversing camera which displays its image in the rear-view mirror, 360-degree-all round view parking, rain sensors and integrated Wet Wiper system. The radar-based distance control system DISTRONIC is also on board, as is the Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, Crosswind Assist and Attention assist which gives the driver visual and acoustic warnings if it detects signs of driver drowsiness or inattention.

 

Along with safety, fleets continue to  be focused on  Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Engineers at Mercedes-Benz Vans have optimized the classic engine and transmission variants to minimize TCO. The efficiency measures to improve fuel consumption range from reducing in-engine friction and optimizing the injection system to the use of tires with minimized rolling resistance. Modular construction allows wheel bearings and upper ball joints to be separately replaced to lower repair costs and optimized front axle kinematics to minimize tire wear, contributes to lowering TCO. The “Hibernation Mode” is a feature which during longer operating breaks such as garaging for the winter, the vehicle is put into this mode to reduce energy consumption.

In regards to remarketing, the new Sprinter, like its older siblings, has strong residual values. This positive assessment is the result of numerous individual measures that make the new Sprinter one of the best value-retaining vans.

The service interval for Diesel variants in both the U.S and Canada is 2 years, or 30,000km and 1 year or 25,000km for gas rear wheel drive. The newly developed service brake also contributes to a reduction in maintenance costs. Low-wear brake linings and brake discs improve long term durability and lowers TCO.

"In the logistics and transport world of the future, variability and the availability of customer-specific solutions are the essential success factor. Just offering customers a good vehicle is no longer enough. As an all-rounder, the new Sprinter must be more than just the sum of its parts. With an unprecedented number of variants, and a new telematics generation, it is a
tailor-made end-to-end system meeting an enormous range of commercial transport and mobility requirements. This means that the new Sprinter achieves precisely what its preceding generations demonstrated before it: once again, it redefines the van segment.” Said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

 

Base Diesel Models & MSRP

 

  • Cargo Vans $47,400                                  
  • Crew Vans $52,900                                  
  • Passenger Vans $60,600                                              
  • Cab Chassis $47,900                                                          

                                   

Base Gasoline Modes & MSRP

  • Cargo Vans $42,900                                  
  • Crew Vans $48,700                                  
  • Passenger Vans $56,100                                              
  • Cab Chassis N/A    

 

What’s New

  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with optional 7” or 10.25” Touchscreen Multimedia Display
  • Gasoline option for 1500 and 2500 Cargo, Crew and Passenger Vans
  • 15 seats for 14 passengers plus the driver available for Passenger Vans
  • Increased GVWR on 2500 and new 4500 models
  • 7-gear transmission standard on 6-cylinder Diesel
  • Window and thorax-pelvis airbag now also standard on all Cab Chassis
  • Increased visibility with LED headlights and taillights
  • Increased cargo space and usability with loadable wheel arches, interior roof rack and shelf above roof trim
  • Rain sensor with an integrated Wet Wiper system
  • Improved heating and cooling
  • Variable stowage concept

 

6-cyl. Diesel Options at a Glance

 

 

Cargo Vans

Crew Vans

Passenger Vans

Cab Chassis

Starting MSRP

$47,400- $69,500

$52,900 - $71,900

$60,600 - $73,300

$47,900 - $52,000

Length in inch

in m

234/274/290

5.94/6.96/7.37

234/274

5.94/6.96

234/274

5.94/6.96

246/273

6.25/6.93

Width w/ mirrors

(w/o mirrors) in inch

In m

92/80

2.34/2.03

92/80

2.34/2.03

92/80

2.34/2.03

96/80

2.34/2.44

Height in inch

In m

Min 96 max 111

Min 2.34 max 2.82

Min 107 max 111

Min 2.71 max 2.82

114 max 118

Min 2.90 max 3.00

94

2.39

Wheelbase in inch

In m

144”/170”

3.66/4.32

144”/170”

3.66/4.32

144”/170”

 3.66/4.32

144”/170”

3.66/4.32

Max. Payload (lbs)

In kg

6636

3010

TBD

2862

1298

7485

3395

Max, GVWR (lbs)

In kg

9,050 - 12,125 lbs

4105 - 5500kg

9,050 – 12,125 lbs

4105 - 5500kg

9,050 – 9,480 lbs

4105 - 4300kg

11,030 – 12,125 lbs

5003 – 5500kg

Towing Capacity (lbs)

In kg

5000/7500

2268/3402

5000/7500

2268/3402

5000

2268

7500

3402

Cargo Volume (cu ft)

In cu m

Max 533

Max 15 m3

TBA

TBA

n/a

Engine

6 Cylinder, 3.0 L Turbo Diesel

6 Cylinder, 3.0 L Turbo Diesel

6 Cylinder, 3.0 L Turbo Diesel

6 Cylinder, 3.0 L Turbo Diesel

Drive Config.

Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive options

Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive options

Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive options

Rear-wheel drive

Performance

In Nm

190 hp / 324 lb-ft

190 hp / 440Nm

190 hp / 324 lb-ft

190 hp / 440Nm

 

190 hp / 324 lb-ft

190 hp / 440Nm

190 hp / 324 lb-ft

190 hp / 440Nm

Transmission

7G-Tronic Automatic Transmission

7G-Tronic Automatic Transmission

7G-Tronic Automatic Transmission

7G-Tronic Automatic Transmission

Top speed (km/h)

145 km/h

145 km/h

145 km/h

145 km/h

 

 

Gasoline Options at a Glance

 

 

Cargo Vans

Crew Vans

Passenger Vans

Starting MSRP

$42,900 - $49,000

$48,700 - $54,600

$56,100 - $64,100

Length in inch

In m

234/274/290

5.94/6.96/7.37

234/274

5.94/6.96

234/274

5.94/6.96

Width w/ mirrors

(w/o mirrors) in inch

In m

92/80

2.34/2.03

92/80

2.34/2.03

92/80

2.34/2.03

Height in inch

In m

Min 96 max 111

Min 2.34 max 2.82

Min 107 max 111

 Min 2.71 max 2.82

114 max 118

 Min 2.90 max 3.00

Wheelbase in inch

In m

144”/170”

3.66/4.32

144”/170”

3.66/4.32

144”/170”

 3.66/4.32

Max. Payload (lbs)

In kg

TBD

TBD

TBD

Max, GVWR (lbs)

In kg

8,550 – 9,050 lbs

3878 – 4105 kg

9,050 lbs

4105 kg

8,550 – 9,480 lbs

3878 – 4300 kg

Towing Capacity lbs

In kg

5000

2268

5000

2268

5000

2268

Cargo Volume (cu ft)

488

14 m3

TBA

TBA

Engine

4 Cylinder, 2.0 L Gasoline

4 Cylinder, 2.0 L Gasoline

4 Cylinder, 2.0 L Gasoline

Drive Config.

Rear-wheel

Rear-wheel

Rear-wheel

Performance

190 hp / 258 lb-ft

190 hp / 350Nm

190 hp / 258 lb-ft

190 hp / 350Nm

190 hp / 258 lb-ft

190 hp / 350Nm

Transmission

9-Speed Auto.

9-Speed Auto.

9-Speed Auto.

Top speed (km/h)

145 km/h

145 km/h

145 km/h

 

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