Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – Range
The all-new Mercedes Sprinter 2018 van range has been revealed.
Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars says: “More than 20 years ago, the Sprinter established the segment that bears its name today. Since then, it has set new benchmarks for large vans through innovation time and again. No wonder it’s one of the bestsellers in Daimler’s portfolio.”
“We are investing some €2.5 billion around the globe in the new Sprinter’s development, its worldwide production network, and sales and after-sales,” stated Dieter Zetsche.
Mercedes has focused on a customisable vehicle that will be able to cater to a wider range of needs for big and small companies alike. It will be able to come in a multitude of forms including Panel van, Tourer, pickup, chassis, bus or traction head as body types.
In addition to these options will be a number of driver configurations, cab designs, body lengths and other equipment features.
The assistance systems available for the new Sprinter include e.g. a self-cleaning reversing camera showing its image in the rear-view mirror, a modern Parking package with a 360-degree view, and a rain sensor with an integrated Wet Wiper system for optimum visibility even during the wiping process.
According to Mercedes more than 1,700 different versions can be configured as a result.
The new Sprinter is available for order now and will be launched in the European market starting in June 2018. The other markets will follow gradually. With an attractive price level starting in Germany at 19,990 euros (NZ$32,100) for the entry-level version with front-wheel drive, the new Sprinter offers every customer a model tailored precisely to his or her needs.
E-Sprinter to follow in 2019
The next generation Sprinter van from Mercedes-Benz will be designed to accommodate a fully electric powertrain and also autonomous driving.
Mercedes says the eSprinter will primarily be used in large metropolitan areas, where range isn’t critical, but emissions are. The battery will be able to recharge to 100 per cent in around 30-60 minutes.
Mercedes will release more details to later on in the year.