FORGET any ideas that the Sprinter chassis cab is a pussy cat – how about this beast caged at Chicago Auto Show.
Sprinter Extreme is big, stretching over 20 feet from end-to-end. It’s nearly 8ft tall and knows how to haul, with just shy of 3 tonnes of payload capacity and a towing capacity of nearly 4 tonnes.
The heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cab Chassis is a powerhouse ready to take on the toughest tasks. Now, with the help of RENNtech, the Sprinter Extreme has transformed from mild to wild into the ultimate work machine concept.
Bernie Glaser, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the USA, said: “The Sprinter Cab Chassis is the most capable heavy-duty vehicle in its segment.
“The Sprinter Extreme concept has super-strength, unlimited hard-working capability and an aggressive design. Unlike most concepts, the foundation for the Sprinter Extreme can be ordered at a Mercedes or Freightliner dealership today.”
From the factory, the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis is incredibly versatile, providing an ideal platform for buses, motorhomes, ambulances and box bodies, just to name a few.
Equipped as standard with a powerful 4-cylinder BlueTEC diesel engine combined with an efficient 7-speed 7G-TRONIC transmission, the Sprinter Cab Chassis has a best-in-class payload capacity of up to nearly three tonnes and can tow four tonnes.
Long-time Mercedes-Benz customiser RENNtech added numerous touches , starting with a custom roof rack to support six forward-facing lights while additional spotlights are positioned on the sides of the roof rack. A custom brush guard complete with additional fog lights and a powerful winch are located beneath the Sprinter 3500’s front bumper.
A suspension lift package raises the Sprinter Extreme above six G-Class-inspired beadlock wheels and aggressive off-road tyres. Finishing off the Sprinter Extreme’s look is an eye-catching vinyl wrap and chrome exhaust stacks either side of the cab.
The Sprinter Extreme concept has also been equipped with a Scattolini ScattoMaax three-way Tipper Bed for expanded capability in a variety of environments, able to dump to either side or to the rear.
Standard Load-Adaptive ESP (Electronic Stability Program) ensures that even when the Sprinter Extreme Concept is loaded to maximum capacity, stability is able to be maintained, even on slippery surfaces.
By taking the vehicle load and centre of gravity into account, ESP automatically brakes individual wheels and reduces engine power to stabilise the vehicle if wheelspin, understeer or oversteer is detected.