The year 2006 doesn’t seem like it was all that long back until you start thinking of it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs struck the market. Pixar’s very first Cars film premiered. It’s been a long twelve years given that we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, however the 2018 (2019 for us here in the U.S.) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking likewise good-looking from the outdoors and jam-packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye toward future development in city 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 industrial fleet logistics support and technologies. The Sprinter’s dashboard and controls are upgraded to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the brand-new van being second model to receive the company’s impressive MBUX multimedia system. That suggests 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 been optimized to serve what Mercedes sees as its function as a work environment instead of simply a driver’s seat. Safety technologies that until now had been appearing only in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be readily available on the new Sprinter. Active brake help, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking package with a 360-degree video camera are alternatives, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electric power steering requirement.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has developed 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 fantastic leap forward is its usage of the Mercedes PRO connect system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, enabling them to reassign chauffeurs on the fly and monitor whatever from place (now precise to simply 10 feet) to sustain levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Extra packages will be available to tailor PRO to particular fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter remain fairly undamaged. The brand-new van is much better looking in the face, but a little more confidential, too; it’ll be hard to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glance. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, body types (passenger, 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 alternative is new to the European market, which will have the ability to transport an additional 110 pounds, and help with future installation of the electric drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not offered in the US). A second bonus of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it allows a slight lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making loading and discharging 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 require, the U.S. will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will stay an alternative too. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electric variant getting here next year. A 9-speed automatic transmission will be pertaining to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed handbook offered in other markets (the handbook being readily available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no official 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 currently taking orders for the 2018 Sprinter with European deliveries beginning in June. Try to find its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.