Safety and fuel economy top priorities for new Sprinter van…

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Safety and fuel economy top for new Sprinter van

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Ger. The commercial van market is interesting by the day. Now that Chrysler and General Motors shown their (seemingly european) colours, it now falls to to show off a redesigned Sprinter

What it needed was versatility in to gain some ground on the in this market, namely Chevrolet and GMC. Some too. The van division of the german believes that it has found the formula reduced fuel and simplified maintenance, for an improved cost of ownership (TCO).

Powered by a new 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine (161 hp/265 and a 7-speed automatic transmission, the model of the 2014 Sprinter to be one of the most affordable solutions on the If not at the time of purchase, at least in the run: maintenance happens once every 25,000 and after driving over 8 clicks over the last months with 50 or so test Mercedes-Benz engineers feel this third-generation Sprinter van last long enough to this a good pay off for the owner.

end versions of this new model inherit a 3-liter V6 (188 lb-ft) diesel engine, to a 5-speed automatic. Both fuel numbers offer a of 5 to 18 percent in fuel consumption to the previous generation. At the wheel, the has improved. There is a short span and it is more able a heavy load — we wait to see real fuel figures. We bet it will be way over the 9 per 100 kilometers or so they announced at

Obviously, in this matter, the Citan van to Canada would been the best option, but not the case yet, anyway. Canada has said that are doing whatever they can to this Ford Transit rival to the market here.

Hi-tech, as always

As is the time tradition at Mercedes-Benz, this generation utility van comes with new electronic driving and alerts. Among others, a mitigation system helps the impact of wind gusts on the a front collision warning can apply the brakes by itself and a departure warning alerts you so you do not mistakenly change lanes. high beams and blind monitors are also offered.

the high vertical design of versions of this van, the system is particularly interesting. It lateral movements caused by a lateral wind pressure and the brakes to keep the vehicle in

Using third-party statistics, hopes these safety will help reduce involving commercial vans by up to 43 Not bad!

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Minor visual

The Sprinter’s new exterior design is not all different from before. LED a new bolder grille and a backup on top of the rear doors are new and very however.

Inside, it seems unchanged, although it’s to tell if a vehicle has sold than 70 different configurations. The and the dashboard are refreshed, but it’s far a complete redesign. There’s a new system with a 5.8-inch in the central console which is new, of course.

Changes celebrating the 18-year of the Sprinter van go way beyond its appearance. In most of them happen the hood and body, and take the of electronic circuits making vehicle more versatile and costly to own. Originating Düsseldorf, but built in Charleston, South Carolina for the north market), here’s a vehicle thoroughly revamped, in time for a rivalry being set by newcomers from Europe.


2014 Mercedes-Benz

Configuration: front engine/ drive

Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan

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