Spring has literally come and we can finally feel that nature is coming back to life. If you’re one of those adventurous and outgoing individuals who adore the great outdoors, you may give it a try a la Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4. The legendary car maker has gifted the van with the ability to cruise off-the-roads for the great alfresco experience.
Sprinter’s body is lifted by 4.3 inches in front and 3.1 inches by the rear. Due to the increase of elevation, it gained ground clearance of up to 20% in its high-slope climbing skill. Dimensions indicate the following information:
- Length :233.3-289.8 inches
- Width : 79.7 inches
- Height : 100.2-124.0 inches
- Wheelbase :144.3-170.3 in
- Curb weight :5400-6400 lb.
The model observes the standard 5.8-inch color display, SD media input, Bluetooth connectivity, USB 2.0 connection, auxiliary input and Crosswind Assist system. Other features are made optional and these include: backup camera, navigational system by Becker MAP PILOT Parktronic parking assist.
Engine, Transmission and Price
There are several variants available for our Sprinter—single-wheel rear axle, dual set up, high roof, low roof, long wheelbase and short wheelbase. Surprisingly, the short wheelbase and low roof variant is already sold out until September of this year (and that’s a whopping $44, 475, mind you).
- Engine : 3.0L Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
- Transmission : 5-Speed Automatic, Four-wheel drive
- Power : 188 hp @ 3,800 RPM
- Torque : 325 lb.-ft. @ 1,400 RPM
- Price : (Cargo) $44,475; (Crew) $46,750; (Passenger) $48,475
For safety measures, Sprinter 4×4 can be upgraded to have Collision Prevention Assist, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. Accident avoidance ability is enhanced by the Adaptive Brake Assist and Brake Assist Pro.
Against other full-sized vans, it ranks second to Ford Transit which takes the first place. It is followed by Nissan N1500/2500/3500 and with Ram ProMaster at the end line of the contenders.