THE all new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter goes on sale in June with new safety systems, engines that meet the future Euro VI emissions standard, and a striking new appearance.
Key features for small business van buyers include:
- Best in class economy of 44.4mpg
- Euro VI emissions compliance – the first van to achieve it
- Cutting edge safety features
- Service intervals slashed to as good as 37,000 miles
- Car-like 7G Tronic auto gearbox
- State-of- art in-van entertainment plus Bluetooth connectivity and satnav
all new Sprinter engines meet the demands of the Euro VI emissions standard
Five safety systems make their debut in the new Sprinter. Crosswind Assist is fitted as standard as part of the Sprinters ESP (electronic stability program). Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist are all supplied as options or as part of packages so buyers can tailer the Sprinter to their particular needs.
All new Mercedes Sprinter engine variants meet the future Euro VI emissions standard – the first van to achieve this. Euro VI drastically reduces the emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), total hydrocarbons (THC), and particulate mass.
The strict limits have been achieved with the help of new Sprinter’s BlueTEC engine and SCR technology, which injects AdBlue into the exhaust gas.
The new Euro VI compliance has not affected the engines’ performance.
Four- and six-cylinder units are available with outputs from 95hp to 190hp. The additional exhaust treatment stage also reduces fuel consumption and combustion noise.
The Sprinter is also available with a Euro VI compliant supercharged four-cylinder natural gas engine with direct injection. This 1.8-litre engine develops 156hp.
Two transmission systems are available: the ECO-Gear six-speed manual or 7G Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic with lock-up clutch – the only system of this type in a van.
Adding to the Sprinter’s economy is the ASSYST maintenance calculation system, which is standard in Europe, that has extended the van’s maintenance intervals up to 37,000 miles.
The new van has undergone more than five million miles of endurance testing
Styling changes have given the new Sprinter a more striking appearance.The van has a higher bonnet and more distinctly shaped bumpers with finely worked lower edges similar to those found on SUVs. From the rear, the new Sprinter is immediately recognisable with its double-segmented taillights. Headlights have be re-vamped too.
Inside, comfort has been improved with new upholstery and seat coverings. A thicker steering wheel makes gripping easier, and the gearshift lever knob has also been redesigned.
The Sprinter has a ‘state-of-the-art’ electronic entertainment system, and Bluetooth connectivity is built in (including a telephone keypad and phonebook). So is the Becker Map Pilot satnav.
The new Mercedes Sprinter business van will available to order in June with deliveries beginning in September.