The year 2006 does not seem like it was all that long back up until you begin thinking of it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs struck the marketplace. Pixar’s very first Cars movie premiered. It’s been a long twelve years given that we last saw a brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, however the 2018 (2019 for us here in the U.S.) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking likewise good-looking from the outside and jam-packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye toward future growth in metropolitan centers, online retail, and CEP (courier, express, and parcel) services, the new Sprinter is less an all-new vehicle than it is a platform for Mercedes-Benz to position itself as a leader in commercial fleet logistics support and technologies. The Sprinter’s control panel 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 excellent MBUX multimedia system. That means a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time controlled from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup also consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has been optimized to serve what Mercedes sees as its role as a work environment rather than simply a chauffeur’s seat. Safety technologies that until now had actually been appearing only in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be offered on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping help, and an optional parking plan with a 360-degree cam are alternatives, with crosswind assist and speed-sensitive electrical power guiding standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually 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 use of the Mercedes PRO connect system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, allowing them to reassign motorists on the fly and keep an eye on everything from area (now precise to simply 10 feet) to fuel levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Additional bundles will be readily available to customize PRO to particular fleet requirements: 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 slightly more anonymous, too; it’ll be difficult to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a look. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (guest, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz declares there are over 1,700 various setups of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive choice is new to the European market, which will have the ability to transport an additional 110 pounds, and help with future setup of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not offered in the United States). A second benefit of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it enables a small lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making loading and dumping simpler– no little thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has verified that due to demand, the U.S. will get an optional fuel engine. It’s safe to assume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will remain a choice as well. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electric alternative getting here next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be concerning North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a new 6-speed manual available in other markets (the handbook being available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no official word on when we might see the eSprinter in the United States, however reports have it as a near-certainty.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date
Mercedes-Benz is currently taking orders for the 2018 Sprinter with European deliveries beginning in June. Search for its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.