2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The year 2006 does not seem like it was all that long ago until you begin thinking of it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the marketplace. Pixar’s first Cars film premiered. It’s been a long twelve years since we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but the 2018 (2019 for us here in the U.S.) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking similarly handsome from the outdoors and jam-packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye towards future development in metropolitan centers, online retail, and CEP (courier, reveal, and parcel) services, the new Sprinter is less a brand new vehicle than it is a platform for Mercedes-Benz to place itself as a leader in industrial fleet logistics support and technologies. The Sprinter’s dashboard and controls are updated to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the new van being second model to get the company’s impressive MBUX multimedia system. That indicates a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time controlled from the steering wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been enhanced to serve exactly what Mercedes views as its function as an office instead of merely a driver’s seat. Security technologies that previously had been appearing only in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be offered on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree cam are alternatives, with crosswind assist and speed-sensitive electric power guiding requirement.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually designed 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 terrific leap forward is its use of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet managers to all their vehicles, permitting them to reassign chauffeurs on the fly and keep an eye on whatever from place (now precise to simply 10 feet) to fuel levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Extra bundles will be offered to personalize PRO to particular fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter stay reasonably intact. The new van is far better searching in the face, however somewhat more confidential, too; it’ll be challenging to inform a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a look. In between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (traveler, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz claims there are over 1,700 various configurations of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive option is new to the European market, which will have the ability to transport an extra 110 pounds, and help with future installation of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electric Metris van not offered in the US). A second benefit of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it enables a small lower floor, increasing overall storage and making loading and discharging much easier– no small thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has verified that due to require, the United States will get an optional gasoline engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will stay an option as well. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electrical variant arriving next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be pertaining to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed handbook offered in other markets (the manual being readily available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no official word on when we might see the eSprinter in the United States, but reports have it as a near-certainty.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date
Mercedes-Benz is currently taking orders for the 2018 Sprinter with European deliveries starting in June. Try to find its U.S. arrival in the third quarter of 2018.