New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van now available to order

Written by Ellie

Mercedes-Benz is now accepting orders for the new Sprinter ahead of the van going into production this June.

Prices for the ‘game-changing’ Sprinter start from £24,350 (excluding VAT) for the short wheelbase version with a 111bhp 211CDI diesel four-cylinder engine.

The Sprinter will be offered with a choice of three wheelbases, four vehicle lengths, a trio of roof heights, chassis, chassis crewcab, Tourers, and an all-new tractor head chassis, specifically designed for motorhomes.

Engine options include a range of four-cylinder and V6 turbocharged common rail diesels, with rear-wheel-drive models coming linked to the 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic gearbox, while front-wheel drive Sprinters get the 9G-TRONIC auto.

This marks the first time that the Sprinter has been offered with front-wheel-drive engines. It is also the first Mercedes series-production model to come with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox, helping to increase efficiency whilst increasing payload.

A number of the Sprinter’s other elements been re-engineered, improved or enhanced.

Design-wise, the new Sprinter’s look has been spruced-up by the arrival of new LED lighting in the traditional Mercedes-Benz style with ‘eagle wing’ design daytime-running lights and the choice of four different front-end designs.

Inside, there’s a new modular dashboard design, which optimises storage while making space for an infotainment system and wireless charging. A number of optional driver assistance features are also available, including – for the first time – Distance Pilot Distronic active cruise control, as well as traffic sign assist and hold function.

The optional parking package with 360-degree camera and park assistant sensors means even tight parking spaces can be used as delivery bays.

Safety features include active brake assist, which sees the Sprinter brake autonomously to help prevent rear-end accidents and collisions with pedestrians. There’s also an emergency call system that can alert rescue services in the event of an accident.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Sprinter was already a favourite amongst van drivers and all these changes should keep it that way for the foreseeable.”

Posted on 2nd March 2018

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