2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The year 2006 doesn’t seem like it was all that long earlier until you begin considering it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the market. Pixar’s first Cars movie 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 United States) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking likewise good-looking from the outside and packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye towards future development 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 position 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 excellent MBUX multimedia system. That implies a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time managed from the steering wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise includes USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been optimized to serve what Mercedes views as its role as a work environment rather than simply a driver’s seat. Security technologies that previously had been appearing just in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be offered on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping help, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree electronic camera are options, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electrical power guiding requirement.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has 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 excellent leap forward is its usage of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, permitting them to reassign drivers on the fly and monitor everything from area (now accurate to simply 10 feet) to fuel levels to maintenance schedules in real-time. Extra plans will be readily available to customize PRO to specific fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet communication services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter remain reasonably intact. The new van is far better looking in the face, however a little more anonymous, too; it’ll be difficult to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glimpse. In between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, body types (passenger, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz declares there are over 1,700 different setups of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive option is new to the European market, which will be able to transport an extra 110 pounds, and help with future setup of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electric Metris van not offered in the United States). A second perk of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it permits a slight lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making filling and unloading simpler– 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 demand, the United States will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will stay an alternative as well. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electrical alternative getting here next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be pertaining to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed manual offered in other markets (the handbook 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 presently 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.