The first-generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter was introduced in 1995 as a replacement for the Mercedes Benz TN. In other parts of the world, it is marketed as the Dodge Sprinter, the Higer H5V/Paradise, the Mercedes Benz Transporter T1N, and the Freightliner Sprinter.
Its second generation was initially launched in Europe in 2006. In 2014, Mercedes Benz released a revamped version of the series complete with a new exterior, interior, and safety updates at the International Commercial Vehicles show.
The third-generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter was revealed on February 6, 2018 at the Mercedes Benz logistics center. In the same year, the award-winning van was made available in the Philippines through the efforts of Auto Nation Group.
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter measures 7,361mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 2,690mm tall. It features a premium and contemporary exterior crafted with bold detailing. Notable features include a reshaped grille with chrome slats, a pair of headlights with high beam assist, automatic sliding doors, automatic step boards, front and rear mud flaps, laminated rear glass window, a rear door that opens 180-degrees, tow hook, a high roof, broad tail lights, and 16-inch steel wheels.
The Mercedes Benz offers a sophisticatedly-designed cabin that can accommodate nine individuals. Interior highlights include leather-covered executive chairs with head and leg rest, automatic privacy screens, dual LCD monitors in the center console, 12V power outlets, cupholders, FMVSS 217 emergency exit, coat hooks, illuminated exits, rear vents and cabin heaters, rear window defroster, storage compartment in the rear door, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is fitted with an audio system with five speakers at the front and eight on the rear.
In terms of safety, the Mercedes Benz Sprinter is built with an active brake assist, traffic sign assist, blind spot assist with rear cross-traffic alert, electronic stability program, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, a 360-degrees camera, attention assist, hill start assist, crosswind assist, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is fitted with strut suspension at the front and leaf spring suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by dual circuit four-wheel disc brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is a front-engine, four-wheel-drive vehicle. It is powered by a 2.1-liter two-stage turbocharged diesel engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission guaranteed to emit 163 horsepower.