Leading mobility by design

Leading mobility by design

Thanks to its versatility, power, safety and comfort, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a popular choice for distribution operations and medium-duty applications.

With the depth of its model range and extensive standard specifications, the Sprinter offers options to suit a variety of transportation needs. The panel van and freight carrier models are available in two wheelbase versions, three body lengths and three load compartment heights.

Several application-matched engines can be combined with a wide range of special equipment to fit any needs, with power ranging from 85 kW up to 140 kW. At the same time, the vehicle remains aesthetically pleasing, with dynamic lines and satisfying proportions. It also boasts low lifecycle and running costs. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the Euro-4 four-cylinder and Euro-5 V6 CDI diesel engines are the lowest in its class.

The characteristic Mercedes-Benz face is standard whatever the version – 3,5- or five-tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM). The freight carrier, available as either a single or double cab, offers a choice of two wheelbases.

The Sprinter panel van meets customers’ needs and expectations regarding flexibility. Extra-large door openings and innovative technology allow fast, efficient and convenient loading and unloading. The van can be loaded from the back, left-hand side or even from the right. The exceptionally wide opening of the side load compartment allows pallets to be loaded comfortably. Other benefits in choosing this van for the movement of goods include crew comfort, increased storage capabilities, versatility and reliability.

The Sprinter’s outstanding levels of safety are derived from measures that reduce the risk of accidents – safe handling, effective braking and intelligent driver assistance systems such as Mercedes-Benz’s ADAPTIVE ESP (electronic stability programme), thus reducing loss or damage through accidents.

The Sprinter is also proving very popular for people-mover conversions. The range for this conversion comes in the shape of up to 17 seats 311 CDI, 315 CDI and 319 CDI with up to 23 seats including driver on 515 CDI and 519 CDI models. Notably, the Sprinter has again passed the stringent SANS rollover test for super-structure safety. The  Sprinter has become a dominant player in the taxi industry, especially as a medium to long-distance taxi operations, owing to its low running costs and durability, with service intervals of up to 30 000 km and a two-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

Mercedes-Benz engineers have paid close attention to all aspects of the vehicle, resulting in reliability, long service life and engines that combine fuel economy with ample power reserves. In addition, the Sprinter’s standard reinforced suspension is suitable for use on rugged terrain. All this is complemented by the model’s good resale value.

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