2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The year 2006 doesn’t look like it was all that long ago until you begin thinking about 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 given that we last saw an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but the 2018 (2019 for us here in the United States) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking similarly handsome from the outside and jam-packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar appearance.
With an eye towards future development in metropolitan centers, online retail, and CEP (courier, 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 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 receive the company’s outstanding MBUX multimedia system. That means a 10.25-inch touchscreen alternately controlled from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has been enhanced to serve what Mercedes sees as its role as a work environment rather than merely a driver’s seat. Safety technologies that until now 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 package with a 360-degree electronic camera are choices, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electrical power guiding standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually created the Sprinter to be part of the “Internet of Things” (we cannot stand the term either). To that end, the third-generation Sprinter’s fantastic leap forward is its use of the Mercedes PRO connect system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, allowing them to reassign motorists on the fly and keep an eye on everything from location (now precise to just 10 feet) to fuel levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Additional bundles will be readily available to tailor PRO to specific fleet requirements: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter remain reasonably undamaged. The new van is better searching in the face, but somewhat more anonymous, too; it’ll be challenging to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a look. In between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (passenger, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz claims there are over 1,700 various setups of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive option is new to the European market, which will be able to haul an extra 110 pounds, and facilitate future installation of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electric Metris van not readily available in the United States). A second reward of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it allows a minor lower floor, increasing general storage and making packing and unloading easier– no small thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has actually verified that due to require, the United States will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to assume 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 electrical alternative showing up next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be pertaining to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed handbook readily available in other markets (the manual being readily available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no official word on when we may see the eSprinter in the United States, however 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 shipments starting in June. Try to find its U.S. arrival in the third quarter of 2018.