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2014 Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Review Car Reviews

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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FACTS

1. The new 2.1L turbocharged engine develops 161 hp and 265 lb-ft of

2. Power is sent to the rear through a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.

3. The four-cylinder is available in any Sprinter configuration.

4. for the base cab and chassis four-cylinder will start at $34,790 fees and taxes with the van beginning at $35,920.

That all to change with the introduction of the Nissan NV2500 cargo Although still pickup based, the NV2500 did offer roof heights. But this the serious competition has shown up. Two of the key European rivals, the Ford and Fiat Ducato (aka Ram have arrived in America, engines and all.

NEW COMPETITION

With these new offering gasoline options, a dealer network and cheaper prices, Mercedes can no longer on the Sprinter’s lower cost of and greater utility for sales. So the is introducing a new engine for the commercial van in an attempt to shake things up in the once again.

The engine in is Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder turbocharged A four-pot in a full-size commercial van the big news here. After the ProMaster also uses a cylinder turbo-diesel. But the Ram’s despite only having cylinders, is the same displacement as the V6 option at 3.0 liters. The new four-cylinder in the Sprinter van measures in at only 2.1

2.1 LITERS OF POWER

Yes, is that Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder Quickly becoming the Bo Jackson of inline-fours, this power now finds itself in luxury crossovers and commercial vehicles. the 2.1-liter engine develops 161 hp and 265 of torque.

That is down 39 hp and a 104 lb-ft of torque compared to this same engine in the GLK 250 BlueTec. Mercedes’ official for this massive power is reliability but we feel it may have to do with not overshadowing the Sprinter’s 3.0 liter V6 turbo-diesel that makes 178 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

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But don’t let the numbers fool this engine is very for its size. Available in any wheelbase or height configuration, we were to sample a short wheelbase, cargo van. Thanks to the set-up, turbo lag is virtually off the line and a decent amount of is felt while accelerating to speeds. Having spent a lot of in the 2013 Sprinter, I have a good idea of how the larger V6 feels to drive. Of course new diesel feels down on compared to the V6, but the gap is much smaller I expected.

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SEVEN SPEEDS COME TO VANS

Part of the power is made up through the transmission. virtually every other product, the 2.1 liter Sprinter van is with a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. This is very smooth in operation and better than the five-speed paired up to the V6.

The one area where the four-banger a bit to be desired compared to the V6 is sound; the new is far more audible in the Sprinter. in part to a harder working and louder diesel clatter, the Sprinter sounds like a big-rig. It is not overly intrusive or just there. And, it is worth the price to pay for a claimed 18 % in fuel efficiency over the V6. our very short all city we were able to achieve an fuel economy average of mpg; not bad for a massive box on wheels.

NEW

Revised for 2014, the Sprinter two new front end treatments depending on with up-level models xenon headlamps and cornering Also added are a lot of new safety options like lane blind spot monitoring and avoidance. Inside, the unibody van is with storage places cell phone nooks, outlets and of course a commanding view.

Pricing for the base cab and chassis Sprinter will start at before fees and taxes the cargo van beginning at $36,915 delivery. That is almost more expensive than the level diesel ProMaster, but the does come slightly optioned out.

THE VERDICT

driven several Sprinters I know how capable these are. After a brief in the four cylinder version, it perfectly capable assuming are not too extreme. Airport shuttles, RV and lightweight cargo applications all be perfect fits for this new offering from Mercedes-Benz.

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