The year 2006 does not appear like it was all that long ago up until you begin thinking of it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the marketplace. Pixar’s first Cars movie premiered. It’s been a long twelve years given that we last saw an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but 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 thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye towards future development in city centers, online retail, and CEP (courier, express, and parcel) services, the brand-new Sprinter is less a brand 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 upgraded to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the new van being second model to receive the company’s outstanding MBUX multimedia system. That suggests a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time managed from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup also consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been optimized to serve exactly what Mercedes views as its role as a workplace instead of simply a chauffeur’s seat. Safety technologies that until now had been appearing just in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be readily available on the brand-new Sprinter. Active brake help, lane keeping help, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree camera are choices, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electric power guiding requirement.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has developed the Sprinter to be part of the “Internet of Things” (we cannot stand the term either). To that end, the third-generation Sprinter’s excellent leap forward is its use of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet managers to all their vehicles, allowing them to reassign drivers on the fly and keep track of whatever from place (now precise to simply 10 feet) to fuel levels to maintenance schedules in real-time. Extra packages will be offered to customize PRO to specific fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet communication services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter stay fairly intact. The new van is much better looking in the face, however a little more confidential, too; it’ll be tough to inform a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glimpse. In between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, body types (guest, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz claims there are over 1,700 various configurations of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive option is new to the European market, which will have the ability to carry an additional 110 pounds, and assist in future installation of the electric 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 small lower floor, increasing overall storage and making filling and unloading simpler– no little thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has actually confirmed that due to demand, the United States will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to assume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will remain an alternative also. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electrical variant getting here next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be coming to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a brand-new 6-speed handbook available in other markets (the handbook 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 deliveries beginning in June. Look for its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.