The year 2006 doesn’t look like it was all that long earlier up until you begin thinking about it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the market. Pixar’s first Cars film premiered. It’s been a long twelve years given 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 likewise good-looking from the outdoors and jam-packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar look.
With an eye toward future growth in urban centers, online retail, and CEP (carrier, reveal, 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 control panel and controls are updated to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the brand-new van being second model to get the company’s remarkable MBUX multimedia system. That implies 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 actually been enhanced to serve exactly what Mercedes sees as its role as an office instead of merely a driver’s seat. Safety technologies that previously had been appearing just in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be available on the new Sprinter. Active brake assist, lane keeping assist, and an optional parking plan with a 360-degree camera are choices, with crosswind assist and speed-sensitive electric power steering standard.
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 great leap forward is its use of the Mercedes PRO link system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, permitting them to reassign chauffeurs on the fly and keep an eye on whatever from area (now precise to just 10 feet) to fuel levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Extra plans will be readily available 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 reasonably intact. The new van is much better searching in the face, however slightly more anonymous, too; it’ll be hard to tell a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glance. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, body types (passenger, 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 brand-new to the European market, which will be able to haul an extra 110 pounds, and assist in future setup of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electrical Metris van not readily available in the US). A second bonus offer of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it allows a small lower flooring, increasing general storage and making filling and unloading simpler– no small thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has verified 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 stay an alternative as well. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electrical variant showing up next year. A 9-speed automatic transmission will be pertaining to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a brand-new 6-speed handbook offered in other markets (the manual 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. Look for its U.S. arrival in the third quarter of 2018.