The new Sprinter will arrive in Australia in October 2018.
More than 1700 different Sprinter variants can be generated by combining body types, drive configurations, cab designs, body lengths, tonnages and load compartment heights. The panel van and cab chassis variants will launch in October 2018, followed by the minibus and tractor head versions early in 2019.
Front-wheel drive and new transmissions:
Along with rear and all-wheel drive is now a new, front-wheel drive system. For reasons inherent to the design, the payload of this version increases by 50 kilograms compared to the previous model, and an 80-millimetre lower loading sill makes loading/unloading and access/egress considerably more convenient.
Mercedes-Benz Vans equips the Sprinter with safety features that were previously the preserve of passenger cars. The standard safety equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist (not applicable for cab chassis variants), reversing camera (not applicable for cab chassis variants), Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST and front and window airbags for driver and co-driver. Additionally a whole range of optional safety and assistance systems are now available including the radar-based distance control system DISTRONIC, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and the Parking Package with 360 degree camera along with a Telematics system with 7-inch HD display.
As the only six-cylinder in the large van segment, the powerful diesel engine with a displacement of 3.0 litres delivers 140 kW and 440 Newton metres of torque at 1,600 to 2,600 rpm.
Four-cylinder family in three output classes for rear and front-wheel drive:
Like the 3.0-litre version, the smaller four-cylinder diesel engine has common-rail direct injection. From a displacement of 2.1 litres and with rear-wheel drive, this engine generates a choice of three outputs: 84 kW, 105 kW or 120 kW. With front-wheel drive the outputs available are 84 kW or 105 kW and a motorhome segment exclusive 130 kW option.
All Sprinter variants have service intervals up to a maximum of 40 000 kilometres or two years with comprehensive warranty for three years or until the vehicle has travelled up to 200 000kms. Standard Roadside Assist comes at no extra cost during the manufacturer warranty period.