The year 2006 does not seem like it was all that long back until you begin considering it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs struck the market. Pixar’s very first Cars movie premiered. It’s been a long twelve years since we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, however the 2018 (2019 for us here in the United States) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking similarly handsome from the outdoors and packed with new tech and forward believing that belie its familiar appearance.
With an eye towards future growth in city 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 position itself as a leader in business 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 brand-new van being second model to get the company’s impressive MBUX multimedia system. That indicates a 10.25-inch touchscreen alternately controlled from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise includes USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been enhanced to serve exactly what Mercedes views as its function as a workplace rather than merely a motorist’s seat. Safety technologies that until now had been appearing just in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be available on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree cam are options, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electrical power guiding standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually 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 excellent leap forward is its use of the Mercedes PRO connect system. PRO links fleet managers to all their vehicles, allowing them to reassign motorists on the fly and keep an eye on whatever from area (now accurate to just 10 feet) to sustain levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Additional packages will be available to customize PRO to particular fleet requirements: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter stay relatively intact. The new van is better searching in the face, however slightly more confidential, too; it’ll be challenging to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glimpse. In between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (traveler, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz declares there are over 1,700 various setups of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive alternative is brand-new to the European market, which will have the ability to carry an extra 110 pounds, and help with future installation of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not offered in the US). A second benefit of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it permits a small lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making packing and dumping much 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 U.S. will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to presume 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 arriving next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be concerning North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed manual available in other markets (the manual being 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 shipments starting in June. Try to find its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.