The year 2006 doesn’t look like it was all that long ago until you start considering it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs struck the marketplace. Pixar’s first Cars movie premiered. It’s been a long twelve years considering that we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but 2018 (2019 for us here in the United States) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking similarly good-looking from the outside and jam-packed with new tech and forward believing that belie its familiar appearance.
With an eye towards future growth in urban centers, online retail, and CEP (carrier, reveal, and parcel) services, the new Sprinter is less an all-new vehicle than it is a platform for Mercedes-Benz to place itself as a leader in business fleet logistics support and technologies. The Sprinter’s control panel and controls are updated to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the brand-new van being second model to receive the company’s outstanding MBUX multimedia system. That means a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time controlled from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise includes USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been enhanced to serve exactly what Mercedes sees as its function as a work environment instead of merely a motorist’s seat. Safety technologies that previously had actually been appearing just in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be readily available on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree camera are options, with crosswind assist and speed-sensitive electric power guiding standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually created the Sprinter to be part of the “Internet of Things” (we can’t stand the term either). To that end, the third-generation Sprinter’s excellent leap forward is its usage of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet managers to all their vehicles, enabling them to reassign chauffeurs on the fly and monitor whatever from place (now precise to just 10 feet) to sustain levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Extra bundles will be available to personalize PRO to specific fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter stay reasonably undamaged. The brand-new van is much better searching in the face, however somewhat more confidential, too; it’ll be tough to inform a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glimpse. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, body types (guest, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz declares there are over 1,700 various configurations of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive choice is new to the European market, which will have the ability to carry an additional 110 pounds, and help with future setup of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not readily available in the US). A second bonus offer of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it enables a slight lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making filling and dumping easier– no little thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has validated that due to demand, the U.S. will get an optional gas engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will remain a choice also. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electric alternative getting here next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be concerning North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a brand-new 6-speed manual available in other markets (the manual being offered for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no main word on when we might see the eSprinter in the United States, however reports have it as a near-certainty.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date
Mercedes-Benz is presently taking orders for the 2018 Sprinter with European deliveries starting in June. Search for its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.