The year 2006 does not appear like it was all that long earlier till you start considering it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the marketplace. Pixar’s very first Cars motion picture premiered. It’s been a long twelve years considering that we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but the 2018 (2019 for us here in the U.S.) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking similarly good-looking from the outside and jam-packed with new tech and forward believing that belie its familiar look.
With an eye toward future development in metropolitan centers, online retail, and CEP (courier, reveal, and parcel) services, the brand-new Sprinter is less an all-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 control panel and controls are updated to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the new van being second model to receive the company’s impressive MBUX multimedia system. That suggests a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time controlled from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup likewise consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has been optimized to serve exactly what Mercedes views as its role as an office instead of merely a driver’s seat. Security technologies that previously had actually been appearing only in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be offered on the brand-new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking package with a 360-degree cam are choices, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electrical power steering standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has designed the Sprinter to be part of the “Internet of Things” (we can’t stand the term either). To that end, the third-generation Sprinter’s fantastic leap forward is its usage of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet managers to all their vehicles, permitting them to reassign chauffeurs on the fly and monitor everything from area (now precise to just 10 feet) to sustain levels to maintenance schedules in real-time. Extra plans will be offered to customize PRO to particular fleet needs: digital logbooks, fleet communication services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter stay fairly undamaged. The new van is far better searching in the face, but somewhat more confidential, too; it’ll be challenging to inform a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glance. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (passenger, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz claims there are over 1,700 different configurations of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive choice is brand-new to the European market, which will be able to transport an extra 110 pounds, and facilitate future installation of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not offered in the US). A second reward of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it enables a slight lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making packing and unloading much easier– no little thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has actually verified that due to demand, the United States will get an optional gas engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will remain an alternative too. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electric variant arriving next year. A 9-speed automatic transmission will be coming to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a brand-new 6-speed manual offered in other markets (the manual being readily available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no official word on when we might see the eSprinter in the United States, but 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 shipments starting in June. Search for its U.S. arrival in the third quarter of 2018.